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WZ Code Search
Search for new companies in relevant business sectors using their designated WZ Code.
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Written by Tamar Keenan
Updated over a week ago

This tutorial will show you how to use the WZ Code filter within Target. WZ Codes are designated by the German Federal Office of Statistics.

To add the filter, first navigate to Search > Add filter, then select Industries, followed by WZ Codes.

If you are unfamiliar with which WZ Codes you want to use, you can start your search with a relevant keyword instead. Once you enter the keyword in the search bar, the tool will show you suggestions for relevant business sectors:

Click on the plus (+) symbol at the right to add business sectors to your search, or click on the minus (-) symbol to exclude irrelevant sectors.

Each row also shows you the number of companies that are currently associated with the corresponding WZ Code:

Please note: If you include or exclude top-level business sectors, all subordinate sectors will be processed in the same way. For instance, if you choose to add sector 79, the subordinate sectors 79.11, 79.12 etc will be added to the search as well.

If you want to exclude specific subordinate sectors from your search, you need to exclude these sectors manually.

You can see the total number of included and excluded WZ Code sectors at the bottom left.

If you enter numeric WZ Codes instead of a keyword, the interface will display the corresponding business sector and all its subordinate sectors:

Remember to exclude any unnecessary business sectors to further narrow down your results list.

Finalise the setup of the WZ Code filter by clicking on the blue Companies button at the bottom right.


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