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Terminology

CiviCRM <=> AuthorizeNet

  • A CiviCRM Recurring Contribution is the equivalent of a AuthorizeNet Subscription.
  • A CiviCRM Contribution is the equivalent of a AuthorizeNet Transaction.
  • A CiviCRM Payment is the equivalent of a AuthorizeNet Settled Transaction.
  • A CiviCRM Contact is the equivalent of a AuthorizeNet Customer.

Note that a collection of payments on a subscription have the same invoice ID but separate transaction IDs.

Invoice number, Transactions, Payments, Subscriptions

CiviCRM generates an invoice ID for AuthorizeNet: It's the first 20 characters of the auto-generated invoice_id.

Field CiviCRM entity AuthorizeNet CiviCRM field
Subscription ID ContributionRecur Subscription ID trxn_id/processor_id
Order Reference/Invoice Contribution Invoice Number Not used (invoice_id)
Transaction ID Contribution Transaction ID trxn_id
Transaction ID Payment Transaction ID trxn_id
Order Reference Payment Transaction ID order_reference