Looking up Merchant Category Codes

July 19, 2018

Looking up Merchant Category Codes

Merchant category codes (MCCs) are numbers that classify businesses by what they sell or the service they provide. These four-digit codes are assigned by payment card organizations—Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover—when the business first starts accepting these methods of payment.


Use the following steps to perform a lookup with the Merchant Category codes dataset on Paxata:

Step 1: Open a Paxata Project with the transaction data file in hand
Step 2: Now perform the Lookup step
Step 2.1: Click on the attach option found on the toolbar (Left of the screen on the Paxata UI) and then choose the lookup option
Step 2.2: Choose the MCC codes Dataset
Step 2.3: Connect the Merchant Category code column from the current dataset to the MCC column on the Lookup dataset
Step 2.4: Once the look up is complete, the data looks something similar to this :


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