Find a business telephone number
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API method to use: business_searchDocumentation on the T2A API business_search method which searches the phone book and Companies House for a business.
Search the phone book and companies house for a business.
Updated daily, you won't find a more up to date source of company/business information.
We employ a method of 'fuzzy-matching' when performing searches, meaning that even if a name or address is inaccurate or entered incorrectly, we will search the closest possible matches. If there is information on a company/business available, we'll find it.
Most limited and non-limited companies return a company number/ID which can be used with the company_details method to obtain full information on that organisation.
|client||You can optionally include an identifier for your final client or user. This is logged in your usage log and you will be able to view your usage statistics by client.|
|callback||When using JSON, specify a JSONP wrapper in which the JSON response is to be wrapped.|
|name||The business name.|
|use_non_company||Set to false to NOT search phone book data. Defaults to true.|
|use_company||Set to false to NOT search company data. Defaults to true.|
|company_number||Specify a company number to check if it is valid.|
|records_per_page||Specify the number of records to return on the current page. We offer page caching for this method - once your search is invoked, we store the pages on our server for 60 minutes; a subsequent request for a page of results from that search is displayed from the cache, at no charge to you. See result page caching.|
|page_num||Zero based integer - current page number to return.|
|place||Enter a UK place, postcode, or postcode area. Do not specify this to do a national UK search.|
|street||The street name.|
|premises||The building number or name.|
The XML response is contained within a
|error_code||Returns the error code when the status is
|t2a_version_number||The current API version number.|
|credit_used||The number of credits used in order to execute the request.|
An array of business records.
|place_list||An array of place records. This is present if the place
name is ambiguous. No charge is made when a
The total number of records, irrespective of the number displayed on any page.
This is only used when a
Current page being displayed, a zero-based integer.
This is only used when a
See the common error codes. There are no errors which are specific to this method.
Free Test Mode
When operating in the free test mode errors are returned if mandatory parameters are missing, or it returns a dummy data response, in an identical format to a real response.
Note that the
mode is returned as
test when the method is operating in the free test mode.
The free test mode for this method operates in the following manner:-
- If the
placeparameter is set to leeds, a
- If not, a dummy