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where can I get merchant ID


I want to do a very simple thing which is searching merchant information by merchant ID using the Merchant Search API. Does anyone have any idea where can I get Merchant ID? I was looking up in my BOA account and did not find any Merchant ID. So what is the general way that people get merchant IDs?

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Re: where can I get merchant ID

Hi Lingfei - so, searching by Merchant ID isn't something that you can do in sandbox, can only be done in production. 

As for getting the Merchant ID, your merchant banking relationship should be able to provide that (?).

Could you provide more details about what you are trying to do? Alternatively, you can email me this info at


Thank you


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Re: where can I get merchant ID


After commuincation with the bank can you please let me know if Is there any API which can provide the info whether user is merchant and its other details like merchant Id?

How can i get this info.


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Re: where can I get merchant ID

Hi @rahulgupta_cdns,


Can you please provide additional details on your use case?