Identifying records in the Places Database
Identifiers and classifiers uniquely define each place. Use these attributes track records over time and select specific types of places:
infogroup_id- The unique identifier for the place.
place_type- The type of place within a corporation.
Names represent the real-world, doing-business-as (DBA), legal, and historical names of a place. Infogroup compiles and maintains business names through human verification, web research, user feedback, and automated processes.
A place’s names are represented in the following attributes:
name- The place's common, recognized name, or "doing business as" name.
alternative_name- An additional business name or DBA for the place.
historical_names- Previously used names for the business.
legal_name- The legal name of the Place.
Here's an example of a place with several different names:
|Name||Alternative Name||Historical Names||Legal Name|
|Johnson Law Office||Johnson Counseling||Johnson Legal, Johnson & Associates||Gary Johnson Law, LLC|
Many Place attributes link to other records using
infogroup_id. The linkage can be based on physical location and legal ownership.