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Supplier Locator vs Merchant Locator/Search API

I am having trouble understanding the difference between the online Supplier Locator tool and the Merchant Locator/Search APIs.

I can return information for searches off the online tool, but with the same search parameters, the API does not return any results.

Example:
Supplier Name: BILTMORE
Zip Code: 22903
--3 results with the online Supplier Locator tool
--0 results with both Merchant Locator and Search APIs

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Visa Dev Moderator

Re: Supplier Locator vs Merchant Locator/Search API

Hi,

Thanks for your question.

I believe you are trying to test this out in our Sandbox environment.

Due to having limited number of results in the test database, you might not be able to see the results most of the time.

Should you require a valid response you have to promote your application to the production environment.

 

Thanks

Lakshan