Dun & Bradstreet

This service offers detailed Dun & Bradstreet business information.

Summary
This service offers detailed Dun & Bradstreet business information.
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) supplies information on companies all over the world.
The Dun & Bradstreet::WorldBase Methods provide data that is updated once a month.
The Dun & Bradstreet::Global Data Package Methods provide data that is updated more frequently, and includes credit information.
Several types of company identifiers are used within this service.
Search for a business on name and location.
Retrieve a DNBBusinessReference for a business.
There are three levels within the WorldBase dataset
Retrieve basic WorldBase business information.
Retrieve detailed WorldBase business information.
Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.
There are three levels within the Global Data Package dataset, almost the same as discribed for the Dun & Bradstreet::WorldBase Methods.
Do a D&B Quick Check on a business.
Perform a D&B Business Verification on a business.
Retrieve extensive management information on a business.
This method is deprecated, use dnbSearchReferenceV2 instead.
Basic information about the business.
Basic information about the business.
The result of a D&B Quick Check, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.
For the Netherlands the DNBQuickCheck always returns the main establishment (hoofdvestiging).
The result of a D&B Enterprise Management, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.
Basic information about a business.
Information on number of employees working at a company or location.
Information on a monetary amount which indicates annual sales or tangible net worth.
Basic WorldBase business information, such as address and business numbers.
Detailed WorldBase business information.
Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.
An international address.
A SIC code with description.
Legal codes used in the Worldbase data set.
Types of local business numbers used in the Worldbase data set.

Overview

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) supplies information on companies all over the world.  Two different D&B data sets are offered by this service.

WorldBase data

The Dun & Bradstreet::WorldBase Methods provide data that is updated once a month.  Data on every establishment of a company can be retrieved.

GDP data

The Dun & Bradstreet::Global Data Package Methods provide data that is updated more frequently, and includes credit information.  Only data on main establishments is available.  When retrieving data on any other establishment, a ‘trade up’ will be performed, and information on the main establishment of the business will be returned instead.

Company identifiers

Several types of company identifiers are used within this service.  Methods that retrieve company data, such as dnbQuickCheck, accept all types of identifiers: DUNS number, D&B key, and regional business number.  All company references returned by search methods are identified using D&B keys.

DUNS

The D&B DUNS number, short for Data Universal Numbering System, is a 9-digit non-indicative identification number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet to each separate commercial entity in the Dun & Bradstreet database.  For businesses with multiple locations, each location is assigned its own unique DUNS number.

D&B key

The D&B key is an identifier used solely by Webservices.nl.  It is a reference to a DUNS number.  The business search method dnbSearchReferenceV2 returns D&B keys for all matches.  The D&B key is intended to be used as a parameter to retrieval methods, such as dnbWorldbaseMarketing, in order to get the actual DUNS and other business details.

Regional business number

The regional business number is the primary business identification number assigned to the business by a government agency, Chamber of Commerce or association.  For example, in the Netherlands this is the `KvK` dossier number assigned by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Search Methods

dnbSearchReferenceV2

Search for a business on name and location.  This method returns basic information and a DNB business key for each business.

Business can be searched on name, with optional address parameters.  Searching on address can be done using the postcode, or the city and at least one other address field.

See Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers

Parameters

nameTrade name of the business, required.
streetnameStreet the business is located at, optional.
housenoHousenumber of the business, optional.
housenoadditionHousenumber addition, optional.
postcodePostcode of the business, optional.
citynameCity where the business is located, optional.
regionDepending on the country, this may be a state, province, or other large geographical area.  For searches in the United States (US) and Canada (CA) this parameter is required.  State abbreviations, such as NY for New York, must be used for the US.
countryThe 2 character ISO 3166-1 code for the country where the business is located, e.g.  “nl”.  Required.
pagePage to retrieve, pages start counting at 1.

Returns

outA Patterns::{Type}PagedResult of DNBBusinessReferenceV2 entries.

See also

dnbGetReference, <Business::businessSearchParameters>

dnbGetReference

Retrieve a DNBBusinessReference for a business.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outa DNBBusinessReference with name, address and D&B business key.  The field confidence_code in the DNBBusinessReference is always 10, because this function only returns a result when an exact match was found.

WorldBase Methods

There are three levels within the WorldBase dataset

  • Companies within the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands or Luxembourg)
  • European businesses within a part of Europe described below, called “Europe”
  • Business outside of “Europe” level, called “World”

The costs for the different WorldBase methods vary per level.

The level named “Europe” covers a part of West, South West and Central Europa and Scandinavia.  The countries that are part of this group are

  • Denmark (DK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AU)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)

dnbWorldbaseMarketing

Retrieve basic WorldBase business information.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outDNBMarketing data

dnbWorldbaseMarketingPlus

Retrieve detailed WorldBase business information.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outDNBMarketingPlusResult data

dnbWorldbaseMarketingPlusLinkage

Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outDNBMarketingPlusLinkageResult data

Global Data Package Methods

There are three levels within the Global Data Package dataset, almost the same as discribed for the Dun & Bradstreet::WorldBase Methods.

  • Companies within the Netherlands
  • European businesses within a part of Europe described below, called “Europe”
  • Business outside of “Europe” level, called “World”

The costs for the different Global Data Package methods vary per level.

The level named Europe covers a part of West, South West and Central Europa and Scandinavia.  The countries that are part of this group are

  • Denmark (DK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Austria (AU)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • France (FR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Spain (ES)

dnbQuickCheck

Do a D&B Quick Check on a business.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outa DNBQuickCheck with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.

See also

dnbBusinessVerification, dnbEnterpriseManagement

dnbBusinessVerification

Perform a D&B Business Verification on a business.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outa DNBBusinessVerification with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.

See also

dnbQuickCheck, <Business::businessGetDossierV3>

dnbEnterpriseManagement

Retrieve extensive management information on a business.

Parameters

company_idIdentifier for the business.  The field company_id_type indicates the type of this field.
company_id_typeType of company identifier, see Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers.  Possible values:
dunsDUNS number
dnb_keyD&B business key
nl|us|..A 2 character ISO 3166-1 country code.  Use this if the company_id is a regional business number.  For the Netherlands (NL) it can either be an 8-digit Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer), a 12-digit Establishment Number (Vestigingsnummer), or a 9-digit RSIN Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer).

Returns

outa DNBEnterpriseManagement with all information in the DNBQuickCheck and information on financial status and credit scores.

Deprecated methods

dnbSearchReference

Notice

This method is deprecated, use dnbSearchReferenceV2 instead.

Search for a business on name and location.  This method returns basic information and a DNB business key for each business.

Business can be searched on name, with optional address parameters.  Searching on address can be done using the postcode, or the city and at least one other address field.

See Dun & Bradstreet::Company identifiers

Parameters

nameTrade name of the business, required.
streetnameStreet the business is located at, optional.
housenoHousenumber of the business, optional.
housenoadditionHousenumber addition, optional.
postcodePostcode of the business, optional.
citynameCity where the business is located, optional.
countryThe 2 character ISO 3166-1 code for the country where the business is located, e.g.  “nl”.  Required.
pagePage to retrieve, pages start counting at 1.

Returns

outA Patterns::{Type}PagedResult of DNBBusinessReference entries.

See also

dnbSearchReferenceV2

Type definitions

DNBBusinessReference

Basic information about the business.

dnb_keyD&B Business key identifying the business.  The D&B business key, like the DUNS number, uniquely identifies a business.  However, it can only be used with methods of Webservices.nl, whereas the DUNS number can be used with every database or method by D&B.  The advantage of the D&B business key is that it can be obtained at a lower cost than the DUNS number.
trade_namePrimary name of the business
addressAddress line of physical location
postcodePostal (ZIP) code where business is located
cityThe name of the town in which the business is located.
phone_numberThe main telephone number of the business.
countryISO 3166-1 numeric code of the country where the business is located, e.g.  “528”.
main_branch_indicationBoolean which indicates whether this business is a branch or a headoffice.  If true, this dossier is for a headoffice.  If false, it is for a branch.  Optional.
confidence_codeScore between 0 and 10 which indicates how well this reference matches the search query.
trade_namesAn array with trade styles used by the business.  Trade Styles are additional business names used by the company - also referred to as a DBA (doing business as) or AKA (also known as) names.  In some jurisdictions, these names are shown to be registered to, and therefore owned by, a company.  They are used to secure the name, advertise a particular product or to distinguish between different parts of the company’s operations or divisions.  Optional, only present if a trade style matched the name specified in a search.

DNBBusinessReferenceV2

Basic information about the business.

dnb_keyD&B Business key identifying the business.  The D&B business key, like the DUNS number, uniquely identifies a business.  However, it can only be used with methods of Webservices.nl, whereas the DUNS number can be used with every database or method by D&B.  The advantage of the D&B business key is that it can be obtained at a lower cost than the DUNS number.
trade_namePrimary name of the business
trade_namesAn array with trade styles used by the business.  Trade Styles are additional business names used by the company - also referred to as a DBA (doing business as) or AKA (also known as) names.  In some jurisdictions, these names are shown to be registered to, and therefore owned by, a company.  They are used to secure the name, advertise a particular product or to distinguish between different parts of the company’s operations or divisions.  Optional, only present if a trade style matched the name specified in a search.
addressAddress line of physical location
postcodePostal (ZIP) code where business is located
cityThe name of the town in which the business is located.
phone_numberThe main telephone number of the business.
countryISO 3166-1 numeric code of the country where the business is located, e.g.  “528”.
country_iso2ISO 3166-1 2 character code of the country where the business is located, e.g.  “NL”.
main_branch_indicationBoolean which indicates whether this business is a branch or a headoffice.  If true, this dossier is for a headoffice.  If false, it is for a branch.  Optional.
confidence_codeScore between 0 and 10 which indicates how well this reference matches the search query.

DNBQuickCheck

The result of a D&B Quick Check, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.  For the Netherlands the DNBQuickCheck always returns the main establishment (hoofdvestiging). see: enquiry_duns

dunsDUNS identification number.  The D&B DUNS number, which stands for Data Universal Numbering System, is a 9-digit non-indicative identification number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet to each separate commercial entity in the Dun & Bradstreet database.  In other words, each record is given a different number.  For businesses with multiple locations, each location is assigned its own unique D&B DUNS number.  This field is always populated and contains the D&B DUNS number of the business that all other data elements in the record describe.
dnb_keyD&B Business key identifying the business.  The D&B business key, like the DUNS number, uniquely identifies a business.  However, it can only be used with methods of Webservices.nl, whereas the DUNS number can be used with every database or method by D&B.  The advantage of the D&B business key is that it can be obtained at a lower cost than the DUNS number.
enquiry_dunsIdentifier of case enquired upon, will be the same as DUNS unless a trade up from a branch to a headquarters location has taken place.  When the DUNS of a branch location is given, it is possible that the information of the headquarter is returned instead.  This is called a “trade up”.  In this case, the DUNS field contains the DUNS number of the headquarter, while the EnquiryDUNS contains the DUNS which was requested.  The information returned applies to the headquarter.  In the Netherlands, a trade up always happens when a branch location is requested.  An example can be retrieved by requesting DUNS 386060771.
business_numberPrimary business identification number assigned to the business by a government agency, Chamber of Commerce or Association.  This field contains the primary business identification number assigned to the business by a government agency, Chamber of Commerce or association.  Optional.
business_number_typeThis field contains the code representing the type of business identification number (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, VAT).  This two or three letter code specifies what the number in BusinessNumber means.  Optional.
9ZChamber of Commerce Number
ABQNational Business Identification Number
AEBCompanies Registry Office Number (CRO)
HLSysteme Informatique pour le Repertoire des Entreprises (SIREN) Number
VXValue Added Tax Registration Number (Europe)
Q8Company Register Number (DE)
business_number_descriptionThis field contains the description representing the type of business identification number (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, VAT).  This textual description specifies what the number in BusinessNumber means.  Optional.
trade_namePrimary name of the business
addressAn array with address lines of the physical location.
postcodePostal (ZIP) code where business is located
cityThe name of the town in which the business is located.
regionMain sub-entity within the country in which the business is located, may be State, Province, Region (example, England).  In the Netherlands, this field corresponds with the province (e.g.  “Zuid-Holland”) Optional.
subregionSecond level country sub-entity, County (or equivalent), where business is located.  For the Netherlands this field is not available.  Optional.
country_calling_codeInternational dialing code for country in which the business is located, e.g.  “31”.
phone_numberThe main telephone number of the business.  Different countries may have telephone numbers of varied lengths which may or may not include the country or city access codes.  Each country does have an access code (contained in the country_calling_code field) which must be used when making an international call.  Optional.
fax_numberMain facsimile number of business.  Optional.
countryThe 2 character ISO 3166-1 code for the country where the business is located.
ceo_nameName of the primary executive in the company.  The name of the individual or company identified as having the chief executive function.  Highest ranking person on site: President, Owner, Branch Manager, etc.  In some cases the individual’s title is included along with the name in this field.  Optional.
ceo_titleFree form position title of primary executive in the company, e.g.  “Chairman of the Board”.  Optional.
principal_nameName of the executive in the company.  The name of the individual or company identified as having an executive function.  In some cases the individual’s title is returned along with the name in this field.  Optional.
principal_titleFree form position title of primary executive in the company, e.g.  “Chairman of the Board”.  Optional.
currencyDefault currency code for figures in report code, e.g.  “EUR”.  Currency code for filing value in 3 character ISO 4217 format.
statement_currencyCurrency code of financial statement if different than the default supplied in the ‘currency’ field.  Optional.
debtor_inpossessionIndicates whether debtor is in possession of company.  Optional.
criminal_proceedingsThe Criminal Proceedings indicator provides an indication of whether criminal proceedings related to the case exist in D&B’s database.  Optional.
suit_judgementIndicates whether open suit(s), judgment(s), petition(s) and/or payment remarks exist in the D&B database for the company.  A lawsuit may be an action to clear title to property and does not necessarily imply a claim for money against the subject.  The public record item(s) that may have impacted this indicator may have been paid, terminated, vacated or released prior to the date this indicator was extracted from D&B’s file.  Optional.
financial_embarrassmentIndicates whether record of an open or closed bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, discontinuance with unpaid obligations or an equivalent event related to the company exists in the D&B database.  Other specific event categories relate to administrator appointments and orders, Meeting of Creditors, Wind Up Petitions and Statements of Insolvency.  The public record item(s) that may have impacted this indicator may have been closed or dismissed prior to the date this indicator was extracted from D&B’s file.  Optional.
financial_legal_eventsIndicates whether special events exist in D&B’s database that denote financial embarrassment or legal filings related to the business.  These include Public Sales, Change of 50% of Assets, Public Filings, Letter of Liability, and Principals Antecedents – Bankruptcy (e.g., voluntary winding ups).  The public record item(s) that may have impacted this indicator may have been closed or dismissed prior to the date this indicator was extracted from D&B’s file.  Optional.
operational_eventsIndicates whether special events exist in the D&B database that concern changes to the business’ operations.  These include categories such as name changes; management changes; changes of legal form, control, or capital; business wind up or closure; or moves.  Optional.
other_eventsIndicates that special events not otherwise specified exist in the D&B database for the business.  Optional.
disasterIndicates if special events exist in the D&B database for the subject company concerning disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, etc.  Optional.
secured_filingsIndicates whether open secured filings such as UCC filings, secured charges/mortgages pledgings, or equivalent exist for the business in D&B’s database.  Only applicable in the U.S.A., not in the Netherlands.  Optional.
out_of_businessIndicates that the company has discontinued operations.  Optional.
history_indicatorReserved for future use.  Not available for businesses in Europe.  Optional.
history_descriptionReserved for future use.  Not available for businesses in Europe.  Optional.
income_statement_dateDate of Income/Profit & Loss Statement, in YYYYMMDD format, e.g.  “20071231”.  Indicates the date on the statement, which is usually the end of the period which the statement applies to.  This field applies where no start/end dates are supplied.  Optional.
income_statement_date_startStart date of Income/Profit & Loss Statement, in YYYYMMDD format.  The statement covers a period, starting on this date.  Optional.
income_statement_date_endEnd date of Income/Profit & Loss Statement, in YYYYMMDD format.  The statement covers a period, ending on this date.  Optional.
financial_statement_dateDate of current financial statement, e.g.  “20071231”.  May be full date in YYYYMMDD format, month and year, or year only.  Optional.
incorporation_yearThe year the business incorporated.  The incorporation year may or may not be the same as the year the business started.  Optional.
start_yearThe year that the entity actually commenced present operations.  If the entity was formed to acquire or continue the operations of a pre-existing entity, then the start date may reflect this original start date.  Optional.
current_control_yearYear current control was assumed.  This year indicates the last time the business switched owner or management.  Optional.
local_activity_codeActivity code.  The activity code indicates the activity of the business.  It is a code in a system specific for the country.  In the Netherlands, this field may contain BIK or SBI.  Optional.
local_activity_code_typeType of the code in LocalActivityCode, optional.
SBIStandaard bedrijfsindeling
BIKBedrijfsindeling KvK
NACE_BELBelgian NACE 2008
local_activity_descriptionDescription corresponding to the code in LocalActivityCode.  Optional.
sic_activity_codeStandard Industrial Classification code.  The 4-digit SIC code is an index which describes the function (manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer or service) and the line of business in which the company is engaged.
sic_activity_descriptionActivity description corresponding to the SICActivityCode.  Uppercase, human-readable description such as “COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY”.
sic_versionVersion of SIC in SICActivityCode.  Possible values:
1972used in Europe and Australia
1977used in Canada
1987used in the US
legal_formLegal structure as registered with governmental authorities A code indicating the legal structure of the business as registered with governmental authorities.  Examples include LSC/102 (private limited company) or LSC/10 (general partnership).
legal_form_descriptionA description for the legal structure, corresponding to the code given in LegalForm.
paydex_normThe industry median or average D&B Paydex score for the subject’s Line of Business.  Indications of slowness can be the result of disputes over merchandise, skipped invoices etc.  Accounts are sometimes placed for collection even though the existence or amount of the debt is disputed.  The D&B payment score (D&B Paydex) is a score that assesses the payment performance of a business.  Based on the trade experiences in D&B’s database, the score corresponds to an average days beyond terms or within terms enabling you to predict when your existing or potential customers are likely to pay.  Derived from a dollar-weighted average of a company’s combined individual payment experiences, it ranges from 0 to 100 with higher scores representing businesses which pay their bills more promptly.  The D&B Paydex Interpretation Tables contain interpretation tables for D&B’s payment score for specific countries.  Optional.
paydex_scoreD&B PAYDEX Score for last 12 months experiences.  Optional.
dnb_ratingRating assigned by D&B.  D&B uses several different rating classifications.  The most common (e.g., 4A3) D&B Rating is divided into two parts: financial strength and composite credit appraisal.  Financial Strength reflects company size based on worth computed by D&B.  The Composite Credit Appraisal is an overall evaluation of credit worthiness.  It takes into account the financial condition but also several non-financial factors such as trade payment history, length of operation, employee numbers, legal structure, management experience and any adverse listings.  In some countries, D&B will use other information in its databases to assign ER (size by employee range) to businesses within specific industries or “1R”, “2R,” etc. ratings for companies without current financial statements on file.  The Rating Interpretation Tables contain specific rating definitions and interpretation tables for countries around the world.  See also ratings_scores_paydex.pdf
maximum_creditMaximum amount of credit recommended.  For Europe only.  Optional.
maximum_credit_currencyCurrency Code for credit recommendation amount if different than the default supplied in the ‘currency’ field.
intangible_assetsTotal of intangible assets (goodwill, patents, research & development, non-issued capital, organizational expenses).  May or may not be net of depreciation/ amortization.  Optional.
net_worthTotal amount of Equity (Net Worth).  Includes capital stock, retained earnings treasury stock, etc.  Is not the Tangible Net Worth.  May be negative.  Optional.
tangible_net_worthA DNBMonetaryAmount with the tangible net worth (net worth minus intangibles).  Optional.  Only returned when no financial statement exists.
salesNet sales for the period after returns, allowances, and discounts are deducted.  In Europe, this is the Sales for the period less taxes.  Optional.
annual_salesA DNBMonetaryAmount with annual sales generated by the business.  Optional.  Only returned when no financial statement exists.
employees_primaryAn DNBEmployeeCount with the number of employees at the referenced address.  Not available for the Netherlands.  Optional.
employees_totalAn DNBEmployeeCount with the total number of personnel employed by business.  Includes personnel at branches and divisions.  Includes subsidiaries only in Canada and the United States.  Optional.
trade_namesAn array with trade styles used by business.  Trade Styles are additional business names used by the company - also referred to as a DBA (doing business as) or AKA (also known as) names.  In some jurisdictions, these names are shown to be registered to, and therefore owned by, a company.  They are used to secure the name, advertise a particular product or to distinguish between different parts of the company’s operations or divisions.  Optional.

DNBBusinessVerification

For the Netherlands the DNBQuickCheck always returns the main establishment (hoofdvestiging). see: enquiry_duns

dunsDUNS identification number.  The D&B DUNS number, which stands for Data Universal Numbering System, is a 9-digit non-indicative identification number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet to each separate commercial entity in the Dun & Bradstreet database.  In other words, each record is given a different number.  For businesses with multiple locations, each location is assigned its own unique D&B DUNS number.  This field is always populated and contains the D&B DUNS number of the business that all other data elements in the record describe.
dnb_keyD&B Business key identifying the business.  The D&B business key, like the DUNS number, uniquely identifies a business.  However, it can only be used with methods of Webservices.nl, whereas the DUNS number can be used with every database or method by D&B.  The advantage of the D&B business key is that it can be obtained at a lower cost than the DUNS number.
enquiry_dunsIdentifier of case enquired upon, will be the same as DUNS unless a trade up from a branch to a headquarters location has taken place.  When the DUNS of a branch location is given, it is possible that the information of the headquarter is returned instead.  This is called a “trade up”.  In this case, the DUNS field contains the DUNS number of the headquarter, while the EnquiryDUNS contains the DUNS which was requested.  The information returned applies to the headquarter.  In the Netherlands, a trade up always happens when a branch location is requested.  An example can be retrieved by requesting DUNS 386060771.
business_numberPrimary business identification number assigned to the business by a government agency, Chamber of Commerce or Association.  This field contains the primary business identification number assigned to the business by a government agency, Chamber of Commerce or association.  Optional.
business_number_typeThis field contains the code representing the type of business identification number (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, VAT).  This two or three letter code specifies what the number in BusinessNumber means.  Optional.
9ZChamber of Commerce Number
ABQNational Business Identification Number
AEBCompanies Registry Office Number (CRO)
HLSysteme Informatique pour le Repertoire des Entreprises (SIREN) Number
VXValue Added Tax Registration Number (Europe)
Q8Company Register Number (DE)
business_number_descriptionThis field contains the description representing the type of business identification number (i.e., Chamber of Commerce, VAT).  This textual description specifies what the number in BusinessNumber means.  Optional.
trade_namePrimary name of the business
addressAn array with address lines of the physical location.
postcodePostal (ZIP) code where business is located
cityThe name of the town in which the business is located.
regionMain sub-entity within the country in which the business is located, may be State, Province, Region (example, England).  Optional.
subregionSecond level country sub-entity, County (or equivalent), where business is located.  Optional.
country_calling_codeInternational dialing code for country in which the business is located, e.g.  “31”.
phone_numberThe main telephone number of the business.  Different countries may have telephone numbers of varied lengths which may or may not include the country or city access codes.  Each country does have an access code (contained in the country_calling_code field) which must be used when making an international call.  Optional.
fax_numberMain facsimile number of business.  Optional.
countryThe 2 character ISO 3166-1 code of the country where the business is located.
main_branch_indicationIndication whether this dossier is for a branch or a headoffice.  If true, this dossier is for a headoffice.  If false, it is for a branch.  Optional.
out_of_businessIndicates that the company has discontinued operations.  Optional.
incorporation_yearThe year the business incorporated.  The Incorporation Year may or may not be the same as the year the business started.  Optional.
start_yearThe year that the entity actually commenced present operations.  If the entity was formed to acquire or continue the operations of a pre-existing entity, then the start date may reflect this original start date.  Optional.
sic_activity_codeStandard Industrial Classification code.  The 4-digit SIC code is an index which describes the function (manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer or service) and the line of business in which the company is engaged.
sic_activity_descriptionActivity description corresponding to the SICActivityCode.  Uppercase, human-readable description such as “COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY”.
sic_versionVersion of SIC in SICActivityCode.  Possible values:
1972used in Europe and Australia
1977used in Canada
1987used in the US
trade_namesAn array with trade styles used by business.  Trade Styles are additional business names used by the company
  • also referred to as a DBA (doing business as) or AKA (also known as) names.  In some jurisdictions, these names are shown to be registered to, and therefore owned by, a company.  They are used to secure the name, advertise a particular product or to distinguish between different parts of the company’s operations or divisions.  Optional.

DNBEnterpriseManagement

The result of a D&B Enterprise Management, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.

quickcheckA DNBQuickCheck with QuickCheck information for this business.
main_branch_indicationBoolean which indicates whether this business is a branch or a headoffice.  If true, this dossier is for a headoffice.  If false, it is for a branch.  Optional.
indate_indicatorIndicator containing in date status.  This indicates whether the data is up to date.  If data for this company is available, but out of date, the value false (Investigation Recommended) is returned.  Optional.
trueIndate
falseInvestigation Recommended
registration_typeType of registration (e.g. non profit)
RTC/1cooperative
RTC/2federally chartered
RTC/3professional
RTC/4profit
RTC/5state chartered
RTC/6nonprofit
RTC/7provincially chartered
import_indicatorIndicates whether the business imports
export_indicatorIndicates whether the business exports
location_ownershipIndicates whether premises at physical address are owned or rented.
ECo-Owns
GOther (free form available)
HShares
LLeases
OOwns
RRents
UUtilizes
claims_indicatorIndicates if open claim(s), lien(s), protested bill(s), warrant(s), Social Securities Summon(s) and/or equivalent exist in the D&B database for the case company.
paydex_score_earlierD&B Paydex Score from 3 months ago.
average_high_creditThe average high credit represents the median of the highest credit extended to the subject business over the past 12 months.  It is calculated by taking the sum of all high credit dollar amounts (unique vendor account experiences) divided by the total number of account experiences.
high_creditHighest balance of the account during the past 12 months.
total_paymentsThe total number of payment experiences contained in D&B’s database for the subject company.
headquartersA DNBRelatedBusiness with the headquarters name, its D&B DUNS number and the country code in which it is located.
parentA DNBRelatedBusiness with the parent company.  The parent company is that which has a majority interest in the subject entity (i.e., directly owns more than 50%).  The subject entity is then referred to as a ‘subsidiary.’
domestic_ultimateA DNBRelatedBusiness with the domestic ultimate parent.  The domestic ultimate is the highest corporate family member in the same country as the subject business entity if you walk up the “branch” of the corporate family tree.  A case may be its own domestic ultimate.  The fields will be blank if the subject case is a single location (not linked) in the D&B database.  The Domestic Ultimate Name is the legal business name.  The domestic ultimate can be a headquarters or a branch/division.  A country can have more than one domestic ultimate.  There will be a separate Domestic Ultimate for each “limb” of a tree.
global_ultimateA DNBRelatedBusiness with the global ultimate parent.  The global ultimate is the highest member of the corporate family worldwide.  Fields will be blank if the business has a single location (i.e., not linked) in the D&B database.  The global ultimate Name is the legal business name.  The Country code is the 2 character ISO code for the country in which the global ultimate is located.
is_subsidiary_locationIndicates whether the subject business is a subsidiary.
location_statusIndicates whether the subject business is a branch, headquarters, or single location.
HQHeadquarters
BRBranch
SLSingle Location
accounts_auditedIndicates whether D&B has been able to determine whether the financial statement was prepared by audit.
statement_consolidatedIndicates whether statement is consolidated or not.
figures_estimatedIndicates whether the financial statement figures are estimated or measured/actual.
figures_forecastIndicates financial statement figures are future projections.  Only present in Taiwan.
year_periodIndicates whether the financial statement period is 12 months or not.
figures_finalIndicates if financial statement figures are the final closing statement for a business which has ceased trading.
opening_statementIndicates figures that are the opening statement for the business.
figures_proformaIndicates the financial statement figures are pro forma.  Typically used to represent the state of a company as a result of a pending change (i.e., merger, consolidation) based on actual or known performance.
trial_balanceIndicates that financial statement figures are trial balance.
figures_signedIndicates if figures are signed by principals.
figures_restatedIndicates figures resubmitted after corrections to original statement for period.
figures_unbalancedIndicates submitted balance sheet figures do not balance.  This may be caused by arithmetic errors contained in the financial data that was provided to Dun & Bradstreet.
figures_qualifiedIndicates auditors have made qualifying remarks about the fairness and accuracy of the figures.
accounts_receivableAmount of sales made and billed to customers on credit terms.  This is money owed by customers and not yet received.  Also called Trade Debtors.  The value may or may not be net of bad debts.  In Italy, Accounts Receivable include Cambiali Debtors where applicable.
liquid_assetsAmount of Cash on hand and in banks and other liquid assets where available.
inventoryIncludes Merchandise on hand that is ready to be sold.  May also include work in progress and Raw Materials minus depreciation.
total_current_assetsTotal amount of all current (< 1 year) assets.
total_assetsTotal amount of current and long-term assets.
accounts_payableAmount of merchandise purchased on credit and not paid for by the balance sheet date.  Also known as Trade Creditors.  In Italy, Accounts Payable include Cambiali Creditors where applicable.
total_current_liabilitiesTotal amount of all current (< 1 year) liabilities.
total_liabilitiesTotal liabilities owed by business.
net_incomeAmount left over after all expenses and taxes are deducted.  Also called Net Profit or Loss after Taxes.
quick_ratioCash plus Accounts Receivable divided by Current Liabilities.
current_ratioCurrent Assets divided by Current Liabilities.
previous_net_worthPrevious Net Worth minus intangibles.  May be negative to reflect a deficit net tangible worth position.
previous_salesNet sales for previous period.
previous_statement_dateDate of previous financial statement.  May be full date, month and year, or year only.
line_of_businessSummary of the business activities.  Derived from the SIC code.
failure_scoreA DNBScoreGroup with the failure risk score.  D&B’s Failure Risk (Financial Stress) Scores predict the probability of severe financial distress or failure.
credit_scoreA DNBScoreGroup with the credit score.  The Credit (Delinquency) Score is a statistically modeled D&B Score indicating the risk of delinquent payments based on the information in D&B’s file.  The higher the Credit (Delinquency) Score, the lower the probability of payment delinquency.
global_failure_scoreA DNBScoreGroup with the global failure risk score.  D&B’s Global Failure Risk Score predicts the likelihood of a firm ceasing business without paying all creditors in full over the next 12 months.  The precise definition of failure varies from country to country because of differences in law, how business is conducted and how statistics are collected.

DNBScoreGroup

scoreThe Credit (Delinquency) Score is a statistically modeled D&B Score indicating the risk of delinquent payments based on the information in D&B’s file.  The higher the Credit (Delinquency) Score, the lower the probability of payment delinquency.
score_commentariesA Patterns::{Type}Array of DNBCommentary entries.  The Credit (Delinquency) Score Commentary field is a repeating field containing codes which explain the conditions driving the score assigned to the business.
score_classThe Credit (Delinquency) Score Class enables a customer to quickly segment their new and existing accounts into various risk segments to determine appropriate marketing or credit policies.
national_percentileThe Credit (Delinquency) Score Percentile illustrates where a company falls among businesses in the D&B information base, and is most effectively used by customers to rank order their portfolios from highest to lowest risk of delinquency.  The Percentile is based on a 1 – 100 scale, where a 1 represents businesses that have the highest probability of severe delinquency, and a 100 which represents businesses with the lowest probability of severe delinquency.
score_override_codeCredit (Delinquency) Score Override Code will be populated for special case instances in Australia where the delinquency score is a special value (0, 893-895) or cannot be calculated.
incidence_of_defaultThe Incidence of Delinquent Payment shows the percentage of firms in a given score range that paid in a delinquent manner (90 + days past terms) over the past year.  The Incidence of Delinquent Payment among all firms in D&B’s files represents the national delinquency rate and is provided for comparative purposes.  All Commercial Credit Class, Percentile, Score and Incidence statistics are based on 2001.
score_dateThe date on which the score was determined.
industry_normIndustry norm for the credit score.
industry_incidence_of_defaultThe Incidence of Delinquent Payment provides the percentage of firms within a given score range in D&B’s file that paid creditors in a severely delinquent manner over the last year.
industry_percentileThe Credit (Delinquency) Score Percentile illustrates where a company falls among businesses in the D&B information base, and is most effectively used by customers to rank order their portfolios from highest to lowest risk of delinquency.  The Percentile is based on a 1 – 100 scale, where a 1 represents businesses that have the highest probability of severe delinquency, and a 100 which represents businesses with the lowest probability of severe delinquency.
unnormalized_scoreAbsolute, unnormalized score.
algorithm_idIdentifies the model used to calculate the score.  For the Netherlands, the following three score models are available, depending on the legal form:
NL- SEG AFor non-private companies
NL- SEG BFor private companies
NL- SEG CFor private holding companies

DNBCommentary

codeCommentary code
descriptionCommentary description.  Optional.

DNBRelatedBusiness

Basic information about a business.

dunsDUNS identification number.  The D&B DUNS number, which stands for Data Universal Numbering System, is a 9-digit non-indicative identification number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet to each separate commercial entity in the Dun & Bradstreet database.  In other words, each record is given a different number.  For businesses with multiple locations, each location is assigned its own unique D&B DUNS number.  This field is always populated and contains the D&B DUNS number of the business that all other data elements in the record describe.
dnb_keyD&B Business key identifying the business.  The D&B business key, like the DUNS number, uniquely identifies a business.  However, it can only be used with methods of Webservices.nl, whereas the DUNS number can be used with every database or method by D&B.  The advantage of the D&B business key is that it can be obtained at a lower cost than the DUNS number.
trade_namePrimary name of the business
countryISO 3166-1 numeric code of the country where the business is located, e.g.  “528”.

DNBEmployeeCount

Information on number of employees working at a company or location.

employeesNumber of employees working at the location or business.
employees_textNumber of employees working at the location or business, expressed as a string.
estimatedQualifies calculation of total employees.  If false, the number of employees is from an official source such as the Chamber of Commerce.  If true, the number of employees is estimated.  Optional.
subsidiaries_includedQualifies calculation of total employees.  If true, subsidiaries are included in the total employee count.  If false, they are not included.  Only applicable to total number of employees.  Optional.
qualification_indicatorQualifies calculation of employees.  Optional.  Possible values:
minemployee count indicates minimum number of employees.
maxemployee count indicates maximum number of employees.
avgemployee count indicates average number of employees.

DNBMonetaryAmount

Information on a monetary amount which indicates annual sales or tangible net worth.

valueMonetary value.  Optional.
value_textMonetary value, expressed as a string.  Optional.
estimatedQualifies the monetary value.  Optional.  Possible values:
1Actual
2Estimated
3Forecast
4Projected
5Calculated
consolidatedIndicates whether the value is consolidated.  Optional.
currencyThe currency code for the value, if different than the default supplied in the ‘currency’ field.  Optional.

DNBMarketing

Basic WorldBase business information, such as address and business numbers.  All elements except the DUNS number are optional.

dunsThe unique D&B DUNS identification number for the described business establishment.
business_numberBusiness identification number used in some countries for business registration and tax collection.  Examples include CRO numbers in the U.K. and the French Siren numbers.
business_number_typeCode that identifies the type of national ID number system used, see Dun & Bradstreet::Worldbase Business Number Types.
primary_nameThe primary business name.
trade_nameTrade name, or secondary name, used by the business.
former_dunsThe DUNS number that was previously assigned to this business.  
former_primary_nameThe former primary business name. 
establishment_addressA DNBAddress.
country_calling_codeDialing code used to access the country phone system, from outside the country, 1 to 4 digits.    
phone_numberThe business’ telephone number.  Different countries may have telephone numbers of varied lengths which may or may not include the country or city access codes.  The associated international calling code is specified in the country_calling_code field.
fax_numberThe fax number of the business.    
marketability_indicationIndicates whether or not a record meets D&B’s standards for direct mail and marketing applications, and the business has not asked to be delisted.

DNBMarketingPlusResult

marketingDNBMarketing information
marketing_plusDNBMarketingPlus information

DNBMarketingPlusLinkageResult

marketingDNBMarketing information
marketing_plusDNBMarketingPlus information
marketing_plus_linkageDNBMarketingPlusLinkage information

DNBMarketingPlus

Detailed WorldBase business information.  All elements are optional.

correspondence_addressA DNBAddress.
correspondence_deliverability_indicationIndicates whether the correspondence address is deliverable
establishment_deliverability_indicationIndicates whether the establishment address is deliverable
location_statusCode indicating the organizational status of this establishment.  Possible values:
SLSingle Location, no other entities report to it
HQHeadquarter/Parent, branches and/or subs report to it
BRBranch, secondary location to a Headquarter
DVDivision, a separate operation
is_subsidiary_locationIndicates whether the business is a subsidiary or not.  For subsidiaries, data on the parent company is available via dnbWorldbaseMarketingPlusLinkage.
legal_formCode indicating the legal status of the business.  See Dun & Bradstreet::Legal Codes.
line_of_businessNarrative description in English of the operations or activities of the business.  Relates to the primary SIC code.
sic_activity_codesA DNBSICCode array of SIC-1987 activity codes, describing the activities of the business.
sic8_activity_codesA DNBSICCode array of SIC activity codes of length 8.  These codes are DNB specific extension of SIC-1987.
local_activity_codeA locally used activity code indicating the activity of the business.  It is a code in a system specific for the country.  In the Netherlands, this field may contain BIK or SBI.  Optional.
local_activity_code_typeThe type of classification system used for the local_activity_code.  Possible values:
1HIGH LEVEL ACTIVITY CODE
10NAF (NOMENCLATURE D’ACTIVITE FRANCAISE)
15NAF2 (NOMENCLATURE D’ACTIVITE FRANCAISE ver 2)
20BELGIUM NACE CODE
25BELGIUM NACE CODE 2008
40NETHERLAND KVK ACTIVITY CODE
45ITALY NACE CODE
50SBA CODE
601972 SIC CODE
62ISIC
701987 SIC CODE
80US GOVT 1977 SIC (MODIFIED IN 1981)
90CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SIC
95NORWEGIAN NACE CODE
97NORWEGIAN NACE CODE REV2
100MODERATE LEVEL ACTIVITY CODE
110US D&B SIC PLUS 2
112NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL CLSFN SYSTEM
120CANADIAN D&B SIC PLUS 4
130CANADIAN GOVERNMENT SIC PLUS 4
140US GOVERNMENT 2 DIGIT 1977 SIC CODE
150ASIA PACIFIC SIC CODE
160FINNISH NACE CODE
170FINNISH NACE REV2 CODE
200DETAILED LEVEL ACTIVITY CODE
210US D&B SIC 2 PLUS 2
250DNB HYLDAHL NACE
260UK FIVE DIGIT SIC
300EUROPEAN NACE CODE
305US GOVERNMENT 3 DIGIT 1977 SIC CODE
3103 DIGIT 1987 SIC CODE
3152 DIGIT 1987 SIC CODE
320SWEDEN NACE CODE
350NACE REVISION 1
370SWEDISH Authority NACE Revision2
380NETHERLANDS SBI 2008
390DANISH Authority NACE Revision2
450NETHERLANDS NACE CODE
start_yearYear that the current ownership took control, or the year established if no control change took place.  Not available on branch records.
ceo_nameFull name of the highest authority at this location.
ceo_titleThe title (in English) of the highest authority at this location, possibly abbreviated.    
executive_namesThe names of individuals identified as having chief executive functions.  Up to 10 names are available.    
statement_dateThe date on which the accounting period commenced, in YYYYMMDD format.
currencyThree-letter ISO 4217 code which identifies the primary currency standard associated with the country the business is located, e.g.  “EUR” for Euro.
annual_salesTotal revenue in local currency (see currency field).  Attributable to products and services sold annually.  May be derived from sales, gross revenue, commissions, or billings.    
annual_sales_usTotal revenue in US dollars.
annual_sales_indicationIndication of the annual_sales accuracy.  Possible values:
0Actual value
1Low end of range
2Estimatation
3Modeled
net_worthTotal amount of equity (net worth) in local currency.  It includes capital stock, retained earnings treasury stock, etc.    
net_worth_usTotal amount of equity in US dollars.
net_incomeProfit or loss in the local currency.  
net_income_usProfit or loss in US dollars.
import_indicationIndication that the business imports materials for re-manufacture or sale.
export_indicationIndication that the business exports products to other countries.    
agent_indicationIndication regarding the import and export activities.  True if the business acts as an agent, keeping no inventory and not taking title to goods.
employeesNumber of employees at this location
employees_indicationIndication of the accuracy of the employees field.  Possible values:
0Actual value
1Low end of range
2Estimatation
3Modeled
employees_totalTotal number of employees for the organization.  Not available for branch locations.  For single location establishments, this field has the same value as the employees field.  The headquarters record of a multi-establishment firm contains the total numb   
employees_total_indicationIndication of the accuracy of the employees_total field.  Possible values:
0Actual value
1Low end of range
2Estimatation
3Modeled
employees_total_includes_principalsIndication of whether the principals are included in the employee_total figure.
report_dateThe date on which a D&B analyst completed review of all the information reported about the business, in YYYYMMDD format.
out_of_businessIndicates that the company has discontinued operations.

DNBMarketingPlusLinkage

Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.  All elements are optional.

domestic_ultimate_dunsDUNS number for the Domestic Ultimate, which is the highest family member in the same country as this business entity.  A business may be its own Domestic Ultimate.    
domestic_ultimate_nameThe primary name of the Domestic Ultimate business.    
domestic_ultimate_addressA DNBAddress.
global_ultimate_indicationIndication of whether the business is the Global Ultimate.
global_ultimate_dunsDUNS number for the Global Ultimate, which is the highest family member globally.  A business may be its own ultimate.    
global_ultimate_nameThe primary name of the Global Ultimate business.    
global_ultimate_addressA DNBAddress.
headquarters_dunsDUNS number for the Head Quarter or Parent, which is the highest family member in the same country as this business entity as you walk up this branch of the tree.  A business may be its own Head Quarter or Parent.    
headquarters_nameThe primary name of the Headquarter or Parent company.    
headquarters_addressA DNBAddress.  
family_member_countThe total number of family members within a family tree.  This count includes the global ultimate itself, all global ultimates branch locations, all subsidiaries, and all subsidiary branch locations.    
linkage_report_dateThe date (YYYYMMDD) on which the entire family tree linkage (all members) was reviewed and verified by the ultimate business.  Linkage on individual records may have been reviewed and updated since this date.  Available on Global Ultimate record only.

DNBAddress

An international address.

addressStreet and house number.
postcodePostal (ZIP) code.
cityThe city name.  Generally specified in the local language.
regionThe name of the region.  Regions vary per country, and may correspond to state or province, for example.  Generally specified in the local language.  Optional.
region_shortAbbreviated region name. Optional.
region_codeD&B region code.  Optional.
countryName of the address country in English.    
country_dnbD&B code for the country.
country_isoTwo-letter ISO 3166-1 code for the country.

DNBSICCode

A SIC code with description.

codeThe SIC code
descriptionDescription of the activity

Legal Codes

Legal codes used in the Worldbase data set.

3corporation
8joint venture
9master limited partnership
10general partnership
11limited partnership
12partnership of unknown type
13proprietorship
14limited liability
15friendly society
30trust
50government body
70crown corporation
80institution
90estate
99industry cooperative
100cooperative
101non profit organization
102private limited company
103partnership partially limited by shares
104temporary association
105registered proprietorship
106limited partnership with shares
107unregistered proprietorship
108community of goods
109reciprocal guarantee company
110cooperative society with ltd liability
111civil company
112de facto partnership
113foundation
114association
115public company
116civil law partnership
117incorporated by act of Parliament
118local government body
119private unlimited company
120foreign company
121private company limited by guarantee
122civil partnership
125public limited company
126registered partnership
127society
128government owned company
129government institute
130public institute
131plant
132hotel
133division
140joint shipping company
142limited liability corporation
143branch
144concern address
145insurance company
146private foundation
147county institution
148municipal institution
149vestry
150public undertaking
151faeroese company
152greenland limited
153greenland private limited
154sole proprietorship
155sole proprietorship or partnership
160unregistered partnership
161civil association
162association in participation
163mutual insurance association
164stock company with variable capital
166cooperative production society
167joint stock company
168ltd responsibility cooperative society
169national credit society
170offene erwerbsgesellschaft
171ltd liability company with variable cap
180kommandit erwerbsgesellschaft
185public credit institution
186working group
190union
200personal partnership
210real estate partnership
220agricultural collective interest company
230defacto business organization
240government/municipal establishment
250housing company
260voluntary association
270mortgage association
280cooperative society
290cooperative bank
300savings bank
301small individual business
310economic association
320insurance limited company
330government authority
340group
350housing cooperative society
360mutual assistance business organization
370provident business organization
380limited company
390simple partnership
400mixed company
410commercial collective company
420commercial company
430representative office
440bank
450industry and equity company
451trading society
452government institution
460open stock corporation
470trusteeship
480private business
490decentralized public organization
500stock company
502tenant owner’s society
510civil society
520society for capitalization of savings
530limited cooperative company
540mutual insurance society
550simple limited partnership
560named collective company
570non profit association
580corporation with variable capital
590joint corporation
600consortium
610personal firm
620corporation with authorized capital
630corporation with open capital
640bank for capitalization of savings
650closed stock corporation
660commercial and industrial corporation
670commercial corporation
680industrial corporation
690financial institution
700contract mining company
710contracting company
720non profit international organization
730international organization
740ltd co auth capital-regd co open cap
750organization
755unlimited company
760farmer’s association
770economic assoc/tenant owners’ society
780mining company
790shipping company
800simple company
810private firm
820family foundation
830county
840county association
850county council
860regional social insurance office
870unit within the Swedish church
880public corporation/institution
881statutory body
890mortgage/security association
891government agency
892mutual company
893special corporation
894central bank for agriculture & forestry
895Austrian legal entity
896establishment
900supporting association
905administration
910unemployment office
915liaison office
920foreign legal person
925cooperative union with guaranteed liab
930Swedish legal person
935cooperative union with limited liability
940unlimited partnership
945cooperative society with unlimited liab
950foreign branch
955cooperative society with guaranteed liab
960incorporated foundation
965business not formally registered
970incorporated non profit association
971state owned enterprise
972free trd. zone entp. proc. prvd. smpl.
973limited holding company
974govt. dept. or non-profit organization
975government department
976collectively owned enterprise
977domestic and foreign joint venture
978domestic and foreign cooperative venture
980educational foundation
985unlimited company ltd. liab. shareholder
990medical corporation
991private limited liability company
992public limited liability company
993exempt limited liability company
994deemed public limited company
995private company limited by shares
999securities fund

Worldbase Business Number Types

Types of local business numbers used in the Worldbase data set.

1INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFIER
10ORGANIZATION IDENTIFIER
12UK CRO NUMBER
13IRELAND CRO NUMBER
14FRANCE SIREN NUMBER
15US SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
16MONTE CARLO SIREN NUMBER
17FRANCE SIRET NUMBER
18EUROPE STANDARD VAT NUMBER
19NETHERLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NUMBER
20GERMANY REGISTRATION NUMBER
21ITALY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NUMBER
22TAIWAN BUSINESS REGISTRATION NUMBER
24SPAIN FISCAL CODE
25ANDORRA FISCAL CODE
26PORTUGAL FISCAL CODE
30CUSIP NUMBER
31AUSTRALIA COMPANY NUMBER
32SINGAPORE REGISTRATION FILE NUMBER
33HONG KONG CO REGISTRY COMPANY ID NUMBER
34CINS NUMBER
35PANAMANIAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NBR
36PORTUGAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NUMBER
40MEXICO IVA
42NETHERLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ESTABLISHMENT NUMBER
45ISRAEL REGISTRATION NUMBER
50ISRAEL VAT NUMBER
55LICHENSTEIN REGISTRATION NUMBER
60ITALY FISCAL CODE
65DENMARK REGISTRATION NUMBER
70AUSTRIA TRADE REGISTER NUMBER
75ZIMBABWE ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION NBR
80ZIMBABWE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION NBR
90GUATEMALAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NBR
95COLUMBIAN REGISTRY OF FISCAL INFO
100TOKYO SHOKO RESEARCH BUSINESS IDENTIFIER
102OFFICE 801 ENTERED REGISTRATION NUMBER
103OFFICE 801 ENTERED TAX REGISTRATION NBR
104OFFICE 801 ENTERED CHAMBEROFCOMMERCE NBR
105OFFICE 801 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NBR
106SWEDEN REGISTRATION NUMBER
107FINNISH REGISTRATION NUMBER
108COSTA RICAN JUDICIAL NUMBER
109EL SALVADORAN PATRON
110HUNGARIAN TAX IDENTIFIER
111SWEDEN BRANCH NUMBER
112JAMAICAN TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
113TRINIDADIAN TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
115DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NATIONAL COMMERCIAL R
119PERUVIAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NUMBER
120HUNGARIAN REGISTRATION NUMBER
125VENEZUELAN NATIONAL TRIBUTARY ID NUMBER
127NICARAGUAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NBR
130POLISH TAX IDENTIFIER
135COSTA RICAN TAX REGISTRATION NUMBER
140POLISH REGISTRATION NUMBER
145COLUMBIAN NATIONAL TRUBUTARY ID NUMBER
155EL SALVADORAN NATIONAL TRIBUTARY ID NBR
165BOLIVIAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NUMBER
175ECUADORIAN SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NBR
185SOLE COMMERCIAL REGISTRY NBR UNK CTRY
195NATIONAL TRIBUTARY ID NUMBER UNK COUNTRY
200ARGENTINIAN UNIQUE TAX ID KEY
210PARAGUAYAN UNIQUE TAX REGISTRATION
211BRAZILIAN STATE REGISTRY NUMBER
212BRAZILIAN MUNICIPAL REGISTRY NUMBER
220URUGUAYAN UNIQUE TAX REGISTRATION
230MEXICAN FEDERAL TAX REGISTRATION
240CHILEAN UNIQUE TAX ID
250VENEZUELAN REGISTRY OF FISCAL INFO
260BRAZILIAN GENERAL RECORD OF TAXPAYERS
270NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION NUMBER
281HONG KONG BUSINESS REGISTRATION NUMBER
282MACAU CMCL REGISTRY COMPANY ID NUMBER
283MACAU CMCL REGISTRY BUS REGN NUMBER
284SO KOREAN ST CMCL REGISTRY BUS REGN NBR
285SO KOREAN TRD ASSN EXPT/IMPT REGN NBR
286CZECH REPUBLIC ICO
290Czech VAT Number
300Bangladesh Company Incorporation Number
301Brunei Registration Number
302India Company Incorporation Number
303Indonesia Legalization Number
304Indonesia President Decree Number
305Malaysia Company Registration Number
307Nepal Company Incorporation Number
308Pakistan Company Incorporation Number
309Philippines Registration Number
310Sri Lanka Company Incorporation Number
311Thailand Registration Number
312Vietnam Business Registration Number
316Maldives Registration Number
317Bhutan Registration Number
318Myanmar Registration Number
320HUNGARIAN VAT NUMBER
321New Zealand Company Number
322Australia Business Registration Number
323Australian Business Number
521DENMARK CVR NUMBER
There are three levels within the WorldBase dataset
There are three levels within the Global Data Package dataset, almost the same as discribed for the Dun & Bradstreet::WorldBase Methods.
Basic information about the business.
Search for a business on name and location.
Do a D&B Quick Check on a business.
Retrieve basic WorldBase business information.
Several types of company identifiers are used within this service.
A structure that shows a page of a specific result type {Type}.
Basic information about the business.
Retrieve a DNBBusinessReference for a business.
Basic WorldBase business information, such as address and business numbers.
The result of a D&B Quick Check, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.
Perform a D&B Business Verification on a business.
Retrieve extensive management information on a business.
For the Netherlands the DNBQuickCheck always returns the main establishment (hoofdvestiging).
The result of a D&B Enterprise Management, with information on location, situation, size and financial status on the business.
Information on a monetary amount which indicates annual sales or tangible net worth.
Information on number of employees working at a company or location.
Basic information about a business.
An array of type {Type} entries.
Types of local business numbers used in the Worldbase data set.
An international address.
Detailed WorldBase business information.
Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.
Detailed WorldBase information, including information on a business’ family tree.
Legal codes used in the Worldbase data set.
A SIC code with description.