Preparing Your Lists for Upload
The D&B Global Batch Service expects customer files to be uploaded in a specific format/layout with a standardized name.
[ARE GBS CUSTOMERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE THE CONTROL FILES?]
Required File Naming
The customer list file name should follow the following format:
[WE NEED EXPLANATION OF THESE VALUES]
NOTE: The maximum uncompressed customer input file size one gigabyte (1 GB). Whenever are particular customer file size exceeds this size, the file should be subdivided, generating unique timestamps in the name of each file.
Input file fields must be fully-quoted and comma-separated (CSV) for each record to be matched. Every record must be followed by a carriage return/line-feed combination. IMPORTANT: Carriage return/line-feed is required for the last record also. If a specific data element is empty in the input file, still a comma delimiter should be present.
|Sequence||Name||Description||Data Type||Length||Mandatory (Y/N)|
|1||Reserved1||Customer should not populate this field.||100|
|2||ApplicationTransactionID||Unique Transaction ID of the request||String||64||Y|
|3||Customer Reference Text||Filler for any future purposes||100|
|4||Customer Reference Text||Filler for any future purposes||100|
|5||Reserved2||Filler for any future purposes|
|6||Reserved3||Filler for any future purposes|
|7||Reserved4||Filler for any future purposes||100|
|8||Reserved5||Filler for any future purposes||100|
|9||DUNSNumber||The D-U-N-S Number is D&B's identification number, which provides unique identification of this organization, in accordance with the Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S).||String||15||N|
|10||SubjectName||Company name / Principal Name||String||256||N|
|11||Reserved6||Filler for any future purposes||1|
|12||StreetAddressLine1||First line of this Organization's address||String||240||N|
|13||StreetAddressLine2||Second line of this Organization's address||String||240||N|
|14||PrimaryTownName||The name of the town or city recognized by the Postal Authority for delivering mail.||String||64||N|
|15||TerritoryName||Abbreviated Territory NameÂ||String||64||N|
|16||FullPostalCode||The Postal code for this entity's location||String||32||N|
|17||Reserved7||Filler for any future purposes||50|
|18||CountryISOAlpha2Code||The two-letter country code, defined in the ISO 3166-1 scheme published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO), identifying the country for this address. (See ISO COUNTRY CODES)||String||2||N|
|19||Reserved8||Filler for any future purposes||1|
|20||TelephoneNumber||The telephone number for this Subject||String||50||N|
|21||OrganizationIdentificationNumber.DNBCodeValue||Organization Identification Number Type code||Integer||7|
|22||OrganizationIdentificationNumber||Organization Identification Number||String||40||N|
The D&B Global Batch Service requires GZIP compression for all input and output files. Customers are expected to support GZIP compressed/un-compression methods.
In scenarios where a customer is concerned about the transfer of sensitive data, the customer may request to use encryption file using a D&B Public key that will be provided by a D&B representative. PGP- RSA is the preferred encryption for STP.
What to do Next
Once your list has been prepared, you may access the STP site and upload it.