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.

Tally

Similar to search except returns a counts of records that match tallied by selected fields. Tallies are supported for these fields: city, stateprovince, areacode, county, carrierroute , zip3, postalcode, primarysic, corporateemployeesizeactual, corporatesalesvolumeactual, squarefootage.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

(optional)
string

Subscription key which provides access to this API.

Request headers

string

Media type for the response returned by the API.

(optional)
string
Media type of the body sent to the API.
string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.

Request body

{
  "City": "Bellevue",
  "CorporateEmployeesSizeRange": [
    "500-999",
    "1000-4999"
  ],
  "Fields": [
    "primarysic"
  ]
}
{
  "example": "{\n  \"City\": \"Bellevue\",\n  \"CorporateEmployeesSizeRange\": [\n    \"500-999\",\n    \"1000-4999\"\n  ],\n  \"Fields\": [\n    \"primarysic\"\n  ]\n}"
}
{
  "City": "Bellevue",
  "CorporateEmployeesSizeRange": [
    "500-999",
    "1000-4999"
  ],
  "Fields": [
    "primarysic"
  ]
}
{
  "example": "{\n  \"City\": \"Bellevue\",\n  \"CorporateEmployeesSizeRange\": [\n    \"500-999\",\n    \"1000-4999\"\n  ],\n  \"Fields\": [\n    \"primarysic\"\n  ]\n}"
}

Response 200

The operation returns the requested tally.

[
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Transportation Consultants"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Insurance"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Computer Software-Manufacturers"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Brick-Clay Common & Face-Manufacturers"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Electric Companies"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Seafood-Wholesale"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Coin & Bill Counting\/Sorting Svc Kiosks"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Real Estate"
  },
  {
    "Count": 1,
    "PrimarySic": "Marketing Programs & Services"
  }
]
<ArrayOfTally xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Transportation Consultants</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Insurance</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Computer Software-Manufacturers</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Brick-Clay Common &amp; Face-Manufacturers</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Electric Companies</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Seafood-Wholesale</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Coin &amp; Bill Counting/Sorting Svc Kiosks</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 <Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Real Estate</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
<Tally>
    <Count>1</Count>
    <PrimarySic>Marketing Programs &amp; Services</PrimarySic>
</Tally>
 </ArrayOfTally>

Response 400

Bad Request

[
  {
    "Description": "The 'resourcetype' parameter is invalid.  Please refer to documentation for valid resource types.",
    "Item": "resourcetype"
  },
  {
    "Description": "Only 'Tally resourcetype' is allowed when 'fields' parameter is specified.",  
    "Item": "fields"
  }
]
<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>
<Error>
    <Description>Only 'Tally resourcetype' is allowed when 'fields'
                      parameter is specified.</Description>
    <Item>fields</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."
}
<Error xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
  <StatusCode>401</StatusCode>
  <Message>Access denied due to missing subscription key. Make sure to include subscription key when making requests to an API.</Message>
</Error>

Response 403

Quota exceeded

{
  "statusCode": 403,
  "message": "Out of call volume quota."
}
<Error xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
  <StatusCode>403</StatusCode>
  <Message>Out of call volume quota.</Message>
</Error>

Response 404

Client was able to communicate with the server, but the id requested was not found.

{
  "statusCode": 404,
  "message": "Client was able to communicate with the server, but the id requested was not found."
}
<Error xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
  <StatusCode>404</StatusCode>
  <Message>Client was able to communicate with the server, but the id requested was not found.</Message>
</Error>

Response 429

Rate limit exceeded.

{
  "statusCode": 429,
  "message": "Rate limit is exceeded. Try again in 55 seconds."
}
<Error xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
  <StatusCode>429</StatusCode>
  <Message>Rate limit is exceeded. Try again in 55 seconds.</Message>
</Error>

Response 500

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

{
  "statusCode": 500,
  "message": "The Web server (running the Web Site) encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request by the client."
}
<Error xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://schema.infoconnect.com">
  <StatusCode>500</StatusCode>
  <Message>The Web server (running the Web Site) encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request by the client.</Message>
</Error>

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/tallies?apikey={string}"
-H "Accept: application/json"
-H "Content-Type: 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}";
            var uri = "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/tallies?" + queryString;

            HttpResponseMessage response;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}	
// // 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/tallies");

            builder.setParameter("apikey", "{string}");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Accept", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "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}",
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.infoconnect.com/v1/companies/tallies?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Accept","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("apikey","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // 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/tallies";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"apikey={string}",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Accept"];
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    [_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/tallies');
$url = $request->getUrl();

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

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'apikey' => '{string}',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

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

// 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',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'apikey': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.infoconnect.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/v1/companies/tallies?%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',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'apikey': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.infoconnect.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/v1/companies/tallies?%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/tallies')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'apikey' => '{string}'
})
if query.length > 0
  if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
  else
    uri.query = query
  end
end

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Accept'] = 'application/json'
# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = '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