Locating a D-U-N-S Number

The D&B Direct API offers several methods for obtaining D-U-N-S numbers for companies.

Search Features

  1. On-Demand Entity Identification - Basic, Advanced, Small Business* (SB)
  2. On-Demand Single Entity Resolution
  3. Search & Build-a-List - Company - Basic and Advanced
  4. On-Demand Multiple Entity Resolution (Asynchronous)

*The small business option will only return a D-U-N-S number if one has been assigned.

Available Criteria

The following table lists the required and optional input parameters for each of the search features. The numbered columns refer to the preceding list. Legend: O= optional, Y= available, N= not available, R1/R2/R3= required, three options, R= required, only option.

Criteria 1- Basic 1 - Advanced 1 - SB 2 3 - Basic 3 - Advanced 5
  Info Info Info Info Info Info Info
               
Organization Name R1 R1 R1 R1 R (via keyword) O (via keyword) R1
Country Code R1/R3 R1/R3 R1/R3 R1/R3 O O R1/R3
Identification Number R2 R2 R2 R2 O O R2
               
Telephone Number O O O O N O O
Mailing Address R3 R3 R3 R3 N O R3
Postal Code R3 R3 R3 R3 O O R3
Keyword N N N N O O N
               
Exclude: Non HQ O O N O N N N
Exclude: Non Marketable O O N O N N N
Exclude: Out of Business O O N O N N N
Exclude: Undeliverable O O N O N N N
Exclude: Unreachable O O N O N N N
               
Executive Name O* O* O* O* N N N
Small Business Filter N N Y N N N N
               
Longitute/Latitude N N N N N O N
Location Type N N N N N O N
Ownership Type N N N N N O N
               
D&B Prescreen Score N N N N N O N
               
Stock Ticker N N N N N O N
Exchange N N N N N O N
Legal Status N N N N N O N
Year of Founding N N N N N O N
               
Subsidiary Status N N N N N O N
Minority Owned N N N N N O N
Woman Owned N N N N N O N
Ethnicity Classification N N N N N O N
Home-Based Status N N N N N O N
Franchise Status N N N N N O N
               
Foreign Trade N N N N N O N
Annual Sales N N N N N O N
Market Capitalization N N N N N O N
Number of Employees N N N N N O N
Facility Size N N N N N O N
               
SIC Code N N N N N O N
NAIC Code N N N N N O N
Industry Code/Range N N N N N O N
               
Net Income N N N N N O N
Total Assets N N N N N O N
Fiscal Year End N N N N N O N
Auditors N N N N N O N
Rankings N N N N N O N
               
IPO Date N N N N N O N
IPO Offer Amount N N N N N O N
IPO Price Range N N N N N O N
IPO Underwriters N N N N N O N
               
Confidence Score Ranking N O N O N N O
               
Address Cleansing N N N O N N O
               
Batch Request (Synchronous) N N N N N N N
Batch Request (Asynchronous) N N N N N N Y
               
Maximum Results 100 100 100 100 10000 10000 10000
               
SOAP Interface Y Y Y Y Y Y N
REST Interface Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

*An executive name may be placed in the organization name criteria field.

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