Choosing between Test and Production mode
The choice between TEST or PRODUCTION mode can be made using the vads_ctx_mode field (see chapter Generating a payment form).
- The TEST mode allows to make test payments.
It is available at all times, even after the generation of the production key.If you create a new merchant website (or have access to the acceptance testing environment), you can make tests without impacting the website that is currently in production.
TEST transactions can be viewed in the Expert Back Office via the Management > Test Transactions menu.
- PRODUCTION mode is only available once the production key has been generated (see chapter Activating the shop in PRODUCTION mode of the Implementation guideHosted Payment Page available in our online document archive ).
It allows to make real payments.PRODUCTION transactions can be viewed in the Expert Back Office via the Management > Transactions menu.