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Direct 2.0

April 22, 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:

ALLALLSOAP/RESTThe correct error message now displays when the D-U-N-S Number or Country Code are not provided in the input.
Custom Product2.0, 3.0SOAP/REST

Added Country of Incorporation in the response for Custom Products (if the user has configured for it).

Custom Product2.0, 3.0SOAP/REST

If the High Risk Indicator value is set to true, then it now displays in the response; otherwise, it does not appear. This is applicable only to UK cases (if the user has configured for it).

Custom Product2.0SOAP/REST

The Bankruptcy indicator is now returning the correct flag for Canada.


IssuedShareCapitalAmount (Market Cap) element is added for DCP_PREM.


Changed the current implementation on the conditions, Value Goes Beyond and Value Goes Below, based on the ContinuousChangeNotificationIndicator. This establishes the following features:

- If ContinuousChangeNotificationIndicator is set to TRUE (by default), change notices are sent when the new value is less than or greater than the customer threshold.

- If ContinuousChangeNotificationIndicator is set to FALSE, change notices are sent only when the new value crosses through the customer threshold range relative to the former value.

Report Product3.2SOAP/RESTAdded a request parameter for IncludeAttachmentIndicator in OrderCompanyPublicDocument and OrderCountryReport operations.

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 April 22, 2018.

Firmographics5.2Upgraded to version 5.3
Report Product3.1Upgraded to version 3.2

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-v123.zipApril 22, 2016 

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