What's MessageTypeId in OCPP request payload

In OCPP 1.6, the client (Charging Station) sends a CALL (similar to request in HTTP) to server (Charging Station Management Systems). All CALLs have a strict structure of 4 elements:

  • MessageTypeId (integer)
  • UniqueId (UUID, string)
  • Action (string)
  • Payload (JSON object containing the arguments relevant to the

I have gone through the documentation but I cannot find MessageTypeId. So I want to know whether it is just a random number?

Example request payload:

  2,// <----- I want to know, where I can find this. 
    "idTag": "${req.body.idTag}"

>Solution :

MessageTypeId Defines the type of Message, whether it is Call, CallResult or CallError:

MessageType | MessageTypeId | Direction

CALL        |       2       | Client-to-Server

CALLRESULT  |       3       | Server-to-Client

CALLERROR   |       4       | Server-to-Client

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