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Direct 2.0

June 07, 2019

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:

Custom Product Service, Firmographic Product Service, Financial Product ServiceALLSOAP/REST

As part of WWN Release Train1, , Dun & Bradstreet will be enhancing the content in Belgium, France (and the associated dominion markets), Italy, and Spain.

The following business data elements will be enhanced to provide improved information:

• Financial Statement

• Legal Events

• Legal Form

• Operating Status

• Principals Position

• Commercial Credit Score Commentary

• Financial Stress Score Commentary

Some of these updates are the result of Company and Corporate Law changes.

For France and the associated dominion markets only (namely French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Island) in line with the local market legislation, we will no longer provide financial statements for companies where these are marked Fully Confidential. Companies in these markets can also report Partially Confidential financial statements. In this case, the financial statement will continue to be available but without the associated Profit and Loss elements and any associated P&L derived ratios.

Compliance Verification ServiceV6.0REST

Defect fix to populate CustomerReferenceText element in the REST response.

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.


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-v178.zipJune 07, 2019 

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