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ciso8583 v1.3.0

NodeJS ISO 8583 Parser

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ISO8583 Parser for NodeJS

Introduction

This library provides an easy way to pack and unpack ISO8583 messages. It is fully configurable allowing the optional change of the data element types and length used to pack and unpack the messages.

Installation

$ npm install ciso8583

Usage

Using this library is fairly easy. Simply import and create an instance of it. Then take advantage of either the pack() or unpack() methods:

const cISO8583 = require('ciso8583');

let iso8583Parser = new cISO8583();

cISO8583.pack()

This method allows you to pack data elements supplied as a json object in the format dataElementNumber: fieldData alongside the message type indicator (MTI) to form the packed ISO8583 message. It returns an object that also contains the bitmap in both binary and hexadecimal form, the data element part of the message, the MTI and if it has a secondary bitmap type.

const cISO8583 = require('ciso8583');

let iso8583Parser = new cISO8583();

let dataElements = {
    '2': '1234567890123456',
    '3': null,
    '4': null,
    '5': null,
    '6': null,
    '7': '0609173030',
    '8': null,
    '9': null,
    '10': null,
    '11': null,
    '12': null,
    '13': null,
    '14': null,
    '15': null,
    '16': null,
    '17': null,
    '18': null,
    '19': null,
    '20': null,
    '21': null,
    '22': '123',
    '23': null,
    '24': null,
    '25': null,
    '26': null,
    '27': null,
    '28': null,
    '29': null,
    '30': null,
    '31': null,
    '32': null,
    '33': null,
    '34': null,
    '35': null,
    '36': null,
    '37': null,
    '38': null,
    '39': null,
    '40': null,
    '41': null,
    '42': null,
    '43': null,
    '44': null,
    '45': null,
    '46': null,
    '47': null,
    '48': null,
    '49': null,
    '50': null,
    '51': null,
    '52': null,
    '53': null,
    '54': null,
    '55': null,
    '56': null,
    '57': null,
    '58': null,
    '59': null,
    '60': null,
    '61': null,
    '62': null,
    '63': '789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789',
    '64': null
};

let MTI = '0200';

let packed = iso8583Parser.pack(MTI, dataElements);

//This returns the packed ISO8583 message
console.log(packed.isoMessage);

The packed object here also contains the MTI, bitmap in binary and hexadecimal form, the data element part of the message and whether the bitmap is secondary or not as shown below

console.log(packed);
{
  "error": false,
  "binaryBitmap": "0100001000000000000001000000000000000000000000000000000000000010",
  "hexadecimalBitmap": "4200040000000002",
  "secondaryBitmap": false,
  "dataElementPart": "1612345678901234560609173030123109789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789",
  "mti": "0200",
  "isoMessage": "020042000400000000021612345678901234560609173030123109789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789"
}

cISO8583.unpack()

This method allows you to unpack an ISO8583 message. It returns the data elements as a json object in the format dataElementNumber: fieldData, the bitmap in binary form, the data element part of the message and if it has a secondary bitmap type or not.

const cISO8583 = require('ciso8583');

let iso8583Parser = new cISO8583();

let iso8583Message = "020042000400000000021612345678901234560609173030123109789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789";

let unpacked = iso8583Parser.unpack(iso8583Message);

//This returns the data elements
console.log(unpacked.dataElements);

The unpacked object here also contains the bitmap in binary form, the data element part of the message and whether the bitmap is secondary or not as shown below

console.log(unpacked);
{
  "error": false,
  "dataElementPart": "1612345678901234560609173030123109789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789",
  "binaryBitmap": "0100001000000000000001000000000000000000000000000000000000000010",
  "secondaryBitmap": false,
  "dataElements": {
    "2": "1234567890123456",
    "3": null,
    "4": null,
    "5": null,
    "6": null,
    "7": "0609173030",
    "8": null,
    "9": null,
    "10": null,
    "11": null,
    "12": null,
    "13": null,
    "14": null,
    "15": null,
    "16": null,
    "17": null,
    "18": null,
    "19": null,
    "20": null,
    "21": null,
    "22": "123",
    "23": null,
    "24": null,
    "25": null,
    "26": null,
    "27": null,
    "28": null,
    "29": null,
    "30": null,
    "31": null,
    "32": null,
    "33": null,
    "34": null,
    "35": null,
    "36": null,
    "37": null,
    "38": null,
    "39": null,
    "40": null,
    "41": null,
    "42": null,
    "43": null,
    "44": null,
    "45": null,
    "46": null,
    "47": null,
    "48": null,
    "49": null,
    "50": null,
    "51": null,
    "52": null,
    "53": null,
    "54": null,
    "55": null,
    "56": null,
    "57": null,
    "58": null,
    "59": null,
    "60": null,
    "61": null,
    "62": null,
    "63": "789ABC1000123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789",
    "64": null
  },
  "mti": "0200"
}

Optional Configuration

This library allows easy customization of the data elements types, length and more. When optional configuration is specified, it overrides the default configuration of the element it was provided for. The optional configuration usually takes the format of the configuration (see configuration format and description section below) of each data element.

Optional configuration is specified as shown below:

const cISO8583 = require('ciso8583');

const optionalConfig = {
    "52": {
        "fixedLength": true,
        "contentLength": 16,
        "minLength": 0,
        "maxLength": 0,
        "contentType": "ans",
        "slug": null,
        "nestedElements": {}
    }
};

//Pass this config as a parameter into the constructor when initializing the isoParser

let iso8583ParserWithConfig = new cISO8583(optionalConfig);

The pack() and unpack() methods would now use the configuration specified for the data element above

Configuration Format

The configuration of the data elements is written in JSON. It is of the format

{
    "2": {
        "fixedLength": false,
        "contentLength": 2,
        "minLength": 0,
        "maxLength": 19,
        "contentType": "n",
        "slug": null,
        "nestedElements": {}
    },
    "3": {
        "fixedLength": true,
        "contentLength": 6,
        "minLength": 0,
        "maxLength": 0,
        "contentType": "n",
        "slug": null,
        "nestedElements": {}
    }
}

Configuration Description

From the format explained above these are the description of the various fields found in the configuration

  1. fixedLength (boolean): Denotes if the length of the element is fixed or not
  2. contentLength (integer): For fixed length types this tells us the length of the element. Otherwise the number of length characters present in the data. This means: Fixed Length Types: the length would be the value. Variable Length Types: The number of L's would be the value here, so for LLLVAR this would be 3 and for LLVAR this would be 2
  3. minLength (integer): Denotes the minimum length for variable length types
  4. maxLength (integer): Denotes the maximum length for variable length types
  5. contentType (string): Denotes the content type of the field, the possible values and their description are below
  • n: Numeric values only
  • an: Alpha numeric
  • ans: Alpha numeric and special characters x+n: Numeric (amount) values, where the first byte is either 'C' to indicate a positive or Credit value, or 'D' to indicate a negative or Debit value, followed by the numeric value (using n digits)
  • s: Special characters only
  • as: Alpha and special characters
  • ns: Numeric and special characters
  • b: Binary data
  • z: Tracks 2 and 3 code set as defined in ISO/IEC 7813 and ISO/IEC 4909 respectively
  1. slug (string): Optional name for element TODO: add slug feature
  2. nestedElements (object): Nested elements inside data element TODO: add nested element feature

Contributors

This project is maintained by Olisa Chukwunazaekpere Chuksy

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