Data points

Data points

Shield uses data points as objects of measurement. They represent categories of (transaction) data and are used in rules and lists.

Standard data points

Here is an overview of all default available data points

Datapoint Description Example(s)
Amount Transaction amount 10.00
Card number Card number of the debit or credit card 522078******3273
Card number category Card category of the debit or credit card prepaid, business, gold.
Card number country Issuing country of the debit or credit card NL
Card number owner type Owner type of the debit or credit card personal, commercial, unknown
Card number type Card number type of the debit or credit card credit, debit, chargecard
Client IP IP address of the client 192.123.456.78
Client IP country Country of the IP address of the client NL
Currency Currency of the transaction EUR
IBAN Used IBAN in an IBAN transaction NL06ABNA1234567890
Is recurring Is a recurring transaction. True/False
Is start-recurring Is a FIRST transaction of a possible series of recurring transactions True/False
Payment method Used payment method in the transaction VISA
PayPal account Used PayPal email address in a PayPal transaction
Website key The registered websitekey of the transactionn sd6f8s7df6

Custom datapoints

Aside from the default available data points, a merchant can create additional data points by defining custom variables. Custom variables are meant to provide additional data through transaction requests. They can be created here. Once a custom variable is created, Shield will automatically regard it as a data point. Not only will the become available to use in fraud rules, but Shield will generate a related block and trust list as well (as it does for each data point in general).

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