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Direct 2.0

March 11, 2016

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 Additions and Changes

The following additions were implemented to the D&B Direct 2.0 API:

Data Exchange - Trade Profile1.0RESTThe Trade Profile Importer and Exporter, Datamyne, has been removed from the documentation.
Firmographics5.1, 5.2SOAP/REST

Mandatory checks in DCP_SDMR have been corrected.


Firmographic product is now available for Serbia, Montenegro, and Congo.

Firmographic Product and Custom ProductALL, 2.0SOAP/RESTNAICS 2012 (24664) industry codes are now delivered in addition to the NAICS 2007 (700) codes.
Firmographic Product and Custom Product5.2, 2.0SOAP/REST

Legal Form Text for Risk products (e.g., DCP_ALT_PREM) sources data from Table 4 and Table 0, with a selection of 0 Unknown.

Legal Form Text for Marketing products (e.g, DCP_PREM) now correctly pulls data from Table 197 and Table 0, with a selection of 0 Unknown.


Multiple conditions may now be specified for any one particular element in create monitoring profile and update monitoring profile. This feature is applicable for any monitorable numeric element.

Monitoring6.0SOAP/RESTA registration Pending for more than 11 days will be moved automatically to failed status.
Onboard - Sanctions Watchlist Screening1.0SOAP/RESTThe new service, Sanctions Watchlist Screening, is now available for Onboard.

The Reference materials Country Code chart is updated to indicate that ISO country codes are not available for certain geographic locations.

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 March 11, 2018.

Monitoring5.0Upgraded 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...

Data PrimerReleasedRefreshed*
Directional-Data-Primer-v122.zipMarch 11, 2016March 23, 2016

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