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Sandbox Merchant Search Data

I am using the Merch Search API and specifying a merchant name, city and state that I know to be accurate, however the result set is empty.  For example, if I search for STARBUCKS in Chicago, IL, I do not get any matching results (see sample request body below). Is the Sandbox dataset incomplete?

 

{

  • "searchAttrList": {
    • "merchantName": "STARBUCKS",
    • "merchantCity": "CHICAGO",
    • "merchantState": "IL",
    • "merchantCountryCode": "840"
    },
  • "responseAttrList": [
    • "GNSTANDARD"
    ],
  • "searchOptions": {
    • "wildCard": [
      • "merchantName"
      ],
    • "maxRecords": "5",
    • "matchIndicators": "true",
    • "matchScore": "true",
    • "proximity": [
      • "merchantName"
      ]
    },
  • "header": {
    • "requestMessageId": "Request_002",
    • "startIndex": "0",
    • "messageDateTime": "2019-01-16T17:11:38.903"
    }

}

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Re: Sandbox Merchant Search Data

Hi,

 

Sandbox environment has limited data. You can search for Merchants provided to you in Test Data tab on your VDP Dashboard.

 

This is the reason you are not able to search for any merchants. Once you promote your project to Production, you will be able to search for all merchants.

 

Thanks,

Jai