Status and recency attributes describe if a place is in business and when it was last verified. Data Axle models status and recency with four fields:
in_business- The operational status of the business.
in_business_research- The research performed to determine the in business status.
verified_on- The date the business was most recently verified.
duplicate_of- The ID of the valid record that this place is a duplicate of.
Opening & Closing Dates
opened_for_business_on represents the real confirmed date a business opened. If the exact date is not known, Data Axle sometimes fills
estimated_opened_for_business with a date range instead.
Every record includes a value for
created_at. This represents the date and time Data Axle added the record to the database and is only a rough proxy for opening date.
created_at- The date and time when the place record was created.
in_business_determined_at- The date and time when the in business status was made.
in_business_on- The date the business was determined to be in business.
opened_for_business_on- The date when the place opened for business.
estimated_opened_for_business- Estimates when the place opened for business.
out_of_business_on- Date the place went out of business.
Common examples of status and recency combinations.
Last verified in business on December 21, 2022.
Verified out of business on February 9, 2023.
Maybe Operational - Not Recently Verified
Unable to research or contact the business since October 12, 2020.
Maybe Operational - Never Verified
A place yet to be verified:
After adding this place to the database, we discovered it was a duplicate of another active place.
After adding this place to the database, we discovered it never existed.
Temporarily Closed with Limited Operations
A temporarily closed business is either closed to the public or partially open with limited operations. Data Axle differentiates these businesses with the
temporarily_closed is compiled via phone verification, manual research, and listing management partners. If a
reopen_date has been collected, Data Axle will attempt re-verify the business on this date.
temporarily_closed is equal to
limited_operations attributes are available.
temporarily_closed- Indicates whether the business is temporarily closed or open with limited operations.
temporarily_closed_on- The date the business was temporarily closed.
reopen_date- The date the business expects to reopen.
limited_operations.appointment_only- The business is by appointment only during its limited operations.
limited_operations.delivery- The business offers delivery during its limited operations.
limited_operations.pickup- The business offers pickup during its limited operations.
limited_operations.web_only- The business is web only during its limited operations.
limited_operations.description- The limited operations description.
The following query returns businesses whose operations have been temporarily limited to takeout or delivery:
|Limited to Takeout or Delivery||
Limited Operations: Delivery:Yes
Limited Operations: Pickup:Yes
Temporarily Closed - Yes
Business is temporarily closed to the public as of March 16, 2023 and expects to reopen on April 30, 2023.
Temporarily Closed - Limited
Business is temporarily closed but offers limited operations as of March 16, 2023. The reopen date is unknown.
Records Disappearing From File Snapshots
Consider file snapshots over time: In January, a place is present. In February, it is absent.
This is not necessarily due to a change of
in_business status. The place might have simply moved out of the scope due to categorization or location.
Several options are available to reconcile this:
- Request file snapshots to include both
in_business: yes, norecords. When a place goes out of business, it continues to appear in the file deliveries as
- Use Incremental Files or Changes API to determine the point in time when a record leaves scope. With either option, a record leaving the universe of a subscription is reported a final time as a removal.