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ABN Lookup

This is a prototype

Getting started

Registration

Search by ABN

Search by ASIC number

Search by Name

Search with Filters

Web services response

Exceptions

Reference data

Data dictionary

Sample code and resources

Change control

Exceptions

Exceptions returned by the ABN Lookup web services fall into a number of categories:

If an Application error occurs, the payload will contain an exception consisting of an exceptionCode and an exceptionDescription. Codes and descriptions that may be returned include:

Exception Codes and Descriptions

CodeDescription examples
GENERALUnknown name search error
GENERALError starting search
GENERALError finishing search
GENERALError opening session
GENERALError closing session
GENERALError opening IDS System
GENERALError closing system
GENERALError retrieving matching records from the Search
GENERALError retrieving IDT field count
GENERALError retrieving IDT field information
SEARCHUnknown search error
SEARCHCould not determine search type
SEARCHSearch text is invalid for name search
SEARCHUnknown
SEARCHProblem accessing ABN Lookup database.
SYSTEMSystem problems have prevented this request from completing
WEBSERVICESUnknown web services error
WEBSERVICESObject to be transformed was not recognised - i.e not a Party, SearchResult or Request
WEBSERVICESThe Include History flag must be 'Y' or 'N'
WEBSERVICESThe GUID entered is not recognised as a Registered Party
WEBSERVICESThe Include History flag must be 'Y' or 'N'
WEBSERVICESThe party identified by this GUID has not been registered for the requested service
WEBSERVICESRequested File does not exist either because it has not been published, it has been deleted, or the filename is incorrect
WEBSERVICESAt least one Name Type must be selected (Y). Blank defaults to Y
WEBSERVICESAt least one State must be selected (Y). Blank defaults to Y
WEBSERVICESA GUID must be supplied to access service
WEBSERVICESA Filename must be entered
WEBSERVICESNo name search criteria entered
WEBSERVICESThe flag must be 'Y' or 'N'
WEBSERVICESYear must be between 1999 and 2018
WEBSERVICESMonth must be between 1 and 12
WEBSERVICESThe party identified by this GUID has not been registered to access the superannuation download file
WEBSERVICESThe party identified by this GUID has not been registered to access the superannuation web services
WEBSERVICESThe registration for the party identified by this GUID has been cancelled
WEBSERVICESState must be NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, TAS, ACT, NT, WA. For all states, leave blank
WEBSERVICESError logging to the statistical database
WEBSERVICESName search type cannot be determined
WEBSERVICESExternal request is not valid according to scheme
WEBSERVICESThe service requested is not known
WEBSERVICESThe search method is not known
WEBSERVICESAn ABN is invalid in Name Search
WEBSERVICESAn ASIC number is invalid in Name Search
WEBSERVICESAn ACN is invalid in ABN Search
WEBSERVICESAn ABN is invalid in ACN Search


Last edited: 19 May 2020, 08:48:20