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October 25, 2013

If you need assistance implementing these changes, or have questions regarding the new features or business elements, please contact the D&B Direct Customer Support team at (866) 465-3829 or submit an online request for assistance.

Service Changes/Additions

The following changes were implemented to the (Undefined variable: DNBVariableSet.D&BDirect) 2.0 API:

ServiceVersionInterface(s)Change(s)
Firmographic Product Service2.1
*NEW*
SOAP/RESTFive new business elements were added to the data layer response: Global Utimate Total Organization Employees, Major Industry Category, Number of Family Members Including Subsidiaries, Transfer Date, and Transfer Reason Text. Details...
SBRI Product Service3.2
*NEW*
SOAP/RESTTwo new business elements were added to the data layer response: DUNS Self Request Date and DUNS Self Request Indicator. Details...
Entity List Service6.0
*NEW*
SOAP/RESTThe following changes apply to the FindCompany() and FindContact() operations:
  1. IndustryTypeCode has been changed from a free-form text field to an enumerated type. Details...
  2. Multiple postal code ranges may now be specified on requests. Details...
  3. MarketingRiskClassCode may now include a value of 0 indicating "unknown".
  4. InclusionDataDescription may now include a value of "IncludeNonMarketableOnly".
  5. Three new filters provide the ability to screen on publicly traded companies, descendants of publicly traded companies, and organizations having a manufacturing facility. Details...
  6. Added a new sort criteria: ConsolidatedEmployeeQuantity. This field is also included on the response. Details...
  7. Two new search facets that correspond to the publicly traded company filters. Details...
Monitoring Service2.0SOAP/RESTThe Financial Statement product will now be monitored at the aggregate level. Changes to existing Monitoring Profiles are not required.

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Deprecated Service Versions

The following versions of the services listed have been upgraded with newer versions, however the older versions are still available and will be supported until October 25, 2015.

ServiceVersionExplanation
Firmographic Product Service2.0Upgraded to version 2.1
SBRI Product Service3.1Upgraded to version 3.2
Entity List Service4.0Upgraded to version 6.0

Data Primer

This Microsoft Exceltm spreadsheet identifies the business elements and data fields delivered by each D&B Data product, along with the data types and definitions. Also available is a chart showing what countries have data available for each D&B Data product. More details...

This version includes updates for Firmographic v2.1; SBRI v3.2.

Data PrimerReleasedRefreshed*
DnBDirect2-Data-Primer-v101.zipOctober 28, 2013January 15, 2014

*These files are periodically refreshed with the latest business element definitions, and to incorporate any adjustments/minor corrections made to the services.