D&B Reason Codes

D&B provides a list of reason codes associated with the updated DUNS number.

The following table shows a list of reasons with their codes that D&B provides for a change in DUNS number:

Note: The reason codes are available only in Direct 2.0 and not in Direct+.
Table 1. D&B Reason Codes
Batch Reason Codes On Demand Reason Codes On Demand Reason Codes Description Batch Reason Codes Description
A 420 Duplicate record transferred Support record was identified as a duplicate of another record.
B 420 Duplicate record transferred Full record was identified as a duplicate of another full record.
C 421 Internal structure change Branch record became a separate entity.
D 421 Internal structure change Headquarters moved to a branch location.
E 420 Duplicate record transferred Branch record was identified as a duplicate of another branch record.
F 421 Internal structure change Full record became a branch record.
G 333 Straight deletion Global record was deleted with no new reference DUNS.
M 421 Internal structure change Merger/Acquisition
R 4049 Reinstated Global DUNS record was reinstated.
T 421 Internal structure change Global DUNS record was transferred to a new DUNS.
Note:
  • The A , B, C, D, E, F, and M reason codes are for US organizations.

  • The G, R, and T reason codes are for non-US "Global" organizations.