External Account File

A listing of all External Accounts in Helix for a given program for all customers with these statuses (as of the effective date of the file):

  • Moved to a Verified status on that date after successfully completing registration
  • Remained in a Verified status during the entire date
  • Changed from a Verified status to an Archived status on that date
  • Changed from a Verified status to a Deceased status on that date

External Account File Definition

The External Account File is created by Helix on a daily basis. It has the following properties:

  1. Exactly one tab-delimited header line.
  2. Zero or more tab-delimited content lines.
  3. A tab character (\t, or 0x09) embedded in actual text content will be replaced with a space character (" ", or 0x20) during file generation
  4. This file is tab-delimited to help reduce the size of file as it may grow considerably over time and possibly contain large sections of empty columns.
  5. ANSI encoded
  6. Line endings are Windows-style CarriageReturn + LineFeed (\r\n, or 0x0D0A)
  7. File will be available in the relative directory of /ExternalAccount
  8. File name follows a specific, case-sensitive pattern of: yyyyMMdd_EXTERNALACCOUNTEXPORT.TXT

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Format Disclaimer
Helix reserves the right to append new field(s) to the end of any Header or Content line without notice. This is to allow new data points to be added as needed in a timely fashion.

Implementation Note
Your code should be written such that unexpected characters after the "last" field but prior to the end of each line should be ignored. That is, if the file is documented as having 30 tabs per line, receiving a file with 31 or more per line should not disrupt your processing. This applies to both Header and Content lines.

File Name Disclaimer
The date in file name should be used as a guideline for human eyes only. Any date-related programmatic dependencies should rely on the FileCreatedDate or FileEffectiveDate contained within the header line of each file, as these will be precise to the second and will be in the appropriate timezone.

Header Row

Property

Data Type (Length)

Tab Offset

Description

FileName

string (50)

0

The name of this file excluding path.
Format: yyyyMMdd_EXTERNALACCOUNTEXPORT.TXT
Example: 20140716_EXTERNALACCOUNTEXPORT.TXT

RecordCount

integer (10)

1

The number of records represented within the file. This field is zero-padded on the left side.
Example: 0000000872

FileCreatedDate

datetime (34)

2

The date the file was created. Follows same format as API.
Example: 2014-10-20T10:30:31.456-05:00
See data format guidelines

FileEffectiveDate

datetime (34)

3

The date to which the data in the file pertains. Follows same format as API.
Example: 2014-10-19T23:59:59.999-05:00
See data format guidelines

Content Row

Property

Data Type (Max Length)

Tab Offset

Description

ExternalAccountId

integer (10)

0

The externalAccountId property of the externalAccount object.

CustomerId

integer (10)

1

The customerId property of the externalAccount object.

Tag

string (50)

2

The tag property of the externalAccount object.

Name

string (50)

3

The name property of the externalAccount object.

RoutingNumber

string (10)

4

The routingNumber property of the externalAccount object.

RoutingNumberMasked

string (10)

5

The routingNumberMasked property of the externalAccount object.

AccountNumber

string (17)

6

The accountNumber property of the externalAccount object.

AccountNumberMasked

string (17)

7

The accountNumberMasked property of the externalAccount object.

Type

string (50)

8

The type property of the externalAccount object.

NickName

string (50)

9

The nickName property of the externalAccount object.

Status

string (20)

10

The status property of the externalAccount object.

StatusDate

datetime

11

The date the externalAccount object had a status change. Follows same format as API.
Example: 2014-10-20T23:59:59.999-05:00
See data format guidelines

LastModifiedDate

datetime

12

The date the externalAccount object was last modified. Follows same format as API.
Example: 2014-10-20T23:59:59.999-05:00
See data format guidelines

NOCCode

string (10)

13

The nocCode property of the externalAccount object.

IsActive

boolean

14

The isActive property of the externalAccount object.

IsLocked

boolean

15

The isLocked property of the externalAccount object.

LockedDate

datetime

16

The date the externalAccount object was locked. Follows same format as API.
Example: 2014-10-20T23:59:59.999-05:00
See data format guidelines

LockedReason

string (255)

17

The lockedReason property of the externalAccount object.

CustomField1

string (50)

18

The customField1 property of the externalAccount object.

CustomField2

string (50)

19

The customField2 property of the externalAccount object.

CustomField3

string (50)

20

The customField3 property of the externalAccount object.

CustomField4

string (50)

21

The customField4 property of the externalAccount object.

CustomField5

string (50)

22

The customField5 property of the externalAccount object.

BusinessName

string(100)

23

The name of the business to which the external account belongs