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Direct 2.0

March 23, 2018

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:


Updated mapping of the following DBSAME Countries from IDS to GSRL: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Brunei, Bhutan, Congo, Central African Rep, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, Comoros, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Island, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Sandwich Islands, Sudan, Ascension Island, St Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Somalia, South Georgia, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, Syria, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zambia.


Enabled PAYDEX Score in the GDP packets for China, Australia and New Zealand.


Updated fabrication rules of Primary Address and Mailing Address aggregates for all marketing products.

Contact Product Service, Firmographic Product Service, News and Media ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Updated country availability for all marketing products.

Compliance Verification ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Resolved defect of Matched Indicator being returned as boolean in REST responses.

Entity List ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Enable products for Direct 2.0 Onboard.

Monitoring ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Resolved Transfer Change Notice index issue.

Monitoring ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Resolved defect in the Get Monitoring Product operation to deliver the correct service version of a product when a D-U-N-S Number is registered to a monitoring profile.

Report Product ServiceALLSOAP/REST

Updated literals in the following sections for Portugal Business Information Reports (BIR): Identification and Public Records Information and D&B Risk Assessment.

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-v156.zipMarch 23, 2018 

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