Update On Clickatell SMS Gateway

Note that the Clickatell SMS gateway on DataTill requires you to have a normal account and not a developer account

DataTill’s Clickatell SMS gateway integration used to make use of an API sending method.

As Clickatell developed further we changed the SMS gateway integration to adapt to their new methods.
Clickatell now makes use of the new platform sending method, this is what we have adapted the integration to.


How To Get Your Google Maps API Key

Below is a step by step guide on how to get your Google Maps API key


Refer to the following blog about the Google Maps API that changed and how it affects your DataTill: https://www.datatill.com/google-maps-api-has-been-changed/



Webinar:  Google Maps API configuration


We have compiled a step by step guide for those of you that need to get your Google Maps API key for the first time.

Step 1: Go to cloud.google.com/maps-platform and click on “Get Started”


Follow this link: cloud.google.com/maps-platform

Then click on “Get started



Google Maps API has been changed

Google has introduced new pricing for their Google Maps Platform.



Webinar:  Google Maps API configuration


This means you will need to add your own Google Maps Platform API key in your DataTill system setup to continue using Google Maps features on your DataTill system.

Without your own API Key you will not be able to use any Google Map functionality in DataTill.

(Please refer to the list of affected pages in DataTill at the end of this post)

Previously all Google Maps functionality went through DataTill Pty Ltd’s own account, but because of the price changes and new limits of the free usage tier, you will need your own Google Maps Platform API key.

You will get $200 in free usage for Maps, Routes, and Places every month from Google when you have your own Google Maps API key.


The Google Maps API Key field has been added and was introduced version 1.4.02 which was released on the 10/09/2018.


Multiple Network Subnets

DataTill has added the ability to support multiple network subnets within a single IP pool.


When editing IP pools, the networks field now accepts multiple subnets, separated by a comma.

Validation happens on every subnet included, and the total network ranges detected are shown in the grey fields.


VCS Setup Guide

VCS Setup Guide

The steps below shows what to do to get started on using the VCS payment gateway on your DataTill.


Step 1:

First you will need to sign up for an e-commerce/merchant account from your bank.  Here is a list of some of the South African banks who provide e-commerce / merchant accounts:

Please ensure that the bank you are signing up with has a merchant account which is compatible with VCS.


DataTill Payment Gateways

DataTill enables its users to use any one of the following card vendors:


To be able to use any one of these card vendors with your DataTill, you need to ensure that you have a merchant account with them.  To do this, you can visit the relevant card vendor’s website and sign up with them.  PayU has two different gateways that you can sign up for.  If you would like to integrate PayU with DataTill, you will need to choose the redirect-gateway and not the enterprise gateway. 


Please note that walled garden entries have been added for the new payment gateways.  It is the responsibility of each ISP to ensure that the hotspot routers are updated with these settings. 


Click here to view the VCS setup guide: VCS Setup Guide


Public Links on Quote Templates.

DataTill has made some improvements to the Public Links for Quote Templates.

The Public Links can now be located by navigating to Sales > Sales Settings > Document Templates > Select to edit a Quote Template.

On the popup that appears of the Quote Template, the user can now add a Public Code specific to the Public Link. To the right of that field, the actual Public Link is displayed.