Looking up Merchant Category Codes

July 19, 2018

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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