Companies

API change history

The Companies API is the gateway into Infogroup's business (B2B) database. We have verified information on more than 15 million unique records with all sorts of valuable information like address, geographic location, number of employees and primary contacts.

Basic Search

Simple version of search where criteria or a company record ID is passed in via the URL.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

(optional)
string

Subscription key which provides access to this API.

(optional)
string

City name

(optional)
string

Company name

(optional)
string

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

(optional)
string

Email address

(optional)
string

Company contact first name

(optional)
string

Company contact last name

(optional)
number

Limit specifies the number of results to return, up to 100 per request. Default is 10. Core resource type allows up to 2000.

(optional)
number

Offset specifies the number of results to skip (used to page through results). Default is 0.

(optional)
string

Company phone

(optional)
string

Postal code

(optional)
string

Specifies the representation of the resource returned in the response.

(optional)
string

state or province appreviation

Request headers

(optional)
string

Media type for the response returned by the API.

string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.

Request body

Response 200

The operation returned responses for the submitted criteria.

[
    {
        "ETag": "b2d98de3",
        "Id": "711242984",
        "Links": [
            {
                "Href": "/v1/companies/711242984",
                "Rel": "self"
            }
        ],
        "Address": "913 Rawhide Rd # 240",
        "AddressParsed": {
            "Name": "Rawhide",
            "Number": "913",
            "Suffix": "Rd",
            "UnitNumber": "240"
        },
        "City": "Papillion",
        "CompanyName": "1320video",
        "Location": {
            "Latitude": 41.143726,
            "Longitude": -96.05469
        },
        "Phone": "4025419411",
        "PostalCode": "68046",
        "StateProvince": "NE"
    }
]
<ArrayOfCompany xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com"> <Company>
    <ETag>b2d98de3</ETag>
    <Id>711242984</Id>
    <Links>
        <Link>
            <Href>/v1/companies/711242984</Href>
            <Rel>self</Rel>
        </Link>
    </Links>
    <Address>913 Rawhide Rd # 240</Address>
    <AddressParsed>
        <Name>Rawhide</Name>
        <Number>913</Number>
        <Suffix>Rd</Suffix>
        <UnitNumber>240</UnitNumber>
    </AddressParsed>
    <City>Papillion</City>
    <CompanyName>1320video</CompanyName>
    <Location>
        <Latitude>41.143728</Latitude>
        <Longitude>-96.054689</Longitude>
    </Location>
    <Phone>4025419411</Phone>
    <PostalCode>68046</PostalCode>
    <StateProvince>NE</StateProvince>
</Company> </ArrayOfCompany>

Response 400

The server cannot process the request due to a perceived client error (e.g., invalid request value, malformed request syntax).

[
  {
    "Description": "The 'resourcetype' parameter is invalid.  Please refer to documentation for valid resource types.",
    "Item": "resourcetype"
  }
]
<Errors xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
<Error>
    <Description>The 'resourcetype' parameter is invalid. Please refer
                      to documentation for valid resource types.</Description>
    <Item>resourcetype</Item>
</Error>
</Errors>

Response 401

The request cannot be completed because it lacks valid authentication credentials. Confirm that a valid subscription key (apikey) is included in either the query or header.

{
  "statusCode": 401,
  "message": "Access denied due to missing subscription key. Make sure to include subscription key when making requests to an API."
}

Response 403

Quota exceeded.

{
  "statusCode": 403,
  "message": "Out of call volume quota."
}

Response 429

Rate limit exceeded.

{
  "statusCode": 429,
  "message": "Rate limit is exceeded. Try again in 55 seconds."
}

Response 500

The Web server (running the Web Site) encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request by the client.

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/?apikey={string}&city={string}&companyname={string}&ein={string}&email={string}&firstname={string}&lastname={string}&limit={number}&offset={number}&phone={string}&postalcode={string}&resourcetype=Basic&stateprovince={string}"
-H "Accept: application/json"
-H "apikey: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers

            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue.Parse("application/json"));
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("apikey", "{subscription key}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["apikey"] = "{string}";
            queryString["city"] = "{string}";
            queryString["companyname"] = "{string}";
            queryString["ein"] = "{string}";
            queryString["email"] = "{string}";
            queryString["firstname"] = "{string}";
            queryString["lastname"] = "{string}";
            queryString["limit"] = "{number}";
            queryString["offset"] = "{number}";
            queryString["phone"] = "{string}";
            queryString["postalcode"] = "{string}";
            queryString["resourcetype"] = "Basic";
            queryString["stateprovince"] = "{string}";
            var uri = "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/");

            builder.setParameter("apikey", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("city", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("companyname", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("ein", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("email", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("firstname", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("lastname", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("limit", "{number}");
            builder.setParameter("offset", "{number}");
            builder.setParameter("phone", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("postalcode", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("resourcetype", "Basic");
            builder.setParameter("stateprovince", "{string}");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Accept", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("apikey", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
            "apikey": "{string}",
            "city": "{string}",
            "companyname": "{string}",
            "ein": "{string}",
            "email": "{string}",
            "firstname": "{string}",
            "lastname": "{string}",
            "limit": "{number}",
            "offset": "{number}",
            "phone": "{string}",
            "postalcode": "{string}",
            "resourcetype": "Basic",
            "stateprovince": "{string}",
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Accept","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("apikey","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"apikey={string}",
                         @"city={string}",
                         @"companyname={string}",
                         @"ein={string}",
                         @"email={string}",
                         @"firstname={string}",
                         @"lastname={string}",
                         @"limit={number}",
                         @"offset={number}",
                         @"phone={string}",
                         @"postalcode={string}",
                         @"resourcetype=Basic",
                         @"stateprovince={string}",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Accept"];
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"apikey"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Accept' => 'application/json',
    'apikey' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'apikey' => '{string}',
    'city' => '{string}',
    'companyname' => '{string}',
    'ein' => '{string}',
    'email' => '{string}',
    'firstname' => '{string}',
    'lastname' => '{string}',
    'limit' => '{number}',
    'offset' => '{number}',
    'phone' => '{string}',
    'postalcode' => '{string}',
    'resourcetype' => 'Basic',
    'stateprovince' => '{string}',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Accept': 'application/json',
    'apikey': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey': '{string}',
    'city': '{string}',
    'companyname': '{string}',
    'ein': '{string}',
    'email': '{string}',
    'firstname': '{string}',
    'lastname': '{string}',
    'limit': '{number}',
    'offset': '{number}',
    'phone': '{string}',
    'postalcode': '{string}',
    'resourcetype': 'Basic',
    'stateprovince': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.infoconnect.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/v1/companies/?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Accept': 'application/json',
    'apikey': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey': '{string}',
    'city': '{string}',
    'companyname': '{string}',
    'ein': '{string}',
    'email': '{string}',
    'firstname': '{string}',
    'lastname': '{string}',
    'limit': '{number}',
    'offset': '{number}',
    'phone': '{string}',
    'postalcode': '{string}',
    'resourcetype': 'Basic',
    'stateprovince': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.infoconnect.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/v1/companies/?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey' => '{string}',
    'city' => '{string}',
    'companyname' => '{string}',
    'ein' => '{string}',
    'email' => '{string}',
    'firstname' => '{string}',
    'lastname' => '{string}',
    'limit' => '{number}',
    'offset' => '{number}',
    'phone' => '{string}',
    'postalcode' => '{string}',
    'resourcetype' => 'Basic',
    'stateprovince' => '{string}'
})
if query.length > 0
  if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
  else
    uri.query = query
  end
end

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Accept'] = 'application/json'
# Request headers
request['apikey'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body