January 06, 2017 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Changes to Business Owners

We have made two changes to the Business Owners dataset:

  • Records now go back to 2002 (previously 2006) for compatibility with the Business Licenses dataset.
  • We changed the source for the Legal Name column so that it more accurately displays the legal name. ¬†Previously, it sometimes displayed a related name for the business.

Before these changes, the legal name issue created some unintended duplication of otherwise-identical records. Therefore, the fix reduces the number of records but that reduction happens to be approximately offset by adding four years of data so the end result is only a small change in record count.