Payment Type or Payment Method ID reference

Some time ago I wrote the mappings for gift type ids and their corresponding descriptions. This is useful in the API and also when interrogating the database directly. More recently I have needed to do the same thing with payment type. I find it very strange that in some scenarios this field is referred to payment type and other times it is payment or just pay method. Whichever you use the mappings are given below:


Payment Type Id Description
1 Cash
2 Personal Check (Cheque in UK version)
3 Business Check (Cheque in UK version)
4 Credit Card
5 Standing Order
6 Direct Debit
7 Voucher
8 Other