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  1. Preface
  2. Getting started with Informatica Address Verification (On-Premises)
  3. General Settings
  4. Input Parameters
  5. Process Parameters
  6. Address Enrichments
  7. Result Parameters
  8. Output Fields
  9. Assessment Codes and Return Codes
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Geocode Countries

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

The MatchingScope and MatchingAlternatives Attributes

The MatchingScope and MatchingAlternatives Attributes

You can configure the level of address matching that you want Informatica Address Verification to perform while it verifies an address. The
MatchingScope
attribute defines the level of granularity to which Address Verification verifies an address. The
MatchingAlternatives
attribute specifies whether to consider alternative names while verifying an address.
You can set the
MatchingScope
attribute of the
Process
element in
Parameters.xml
to specify the address elements that you want Address Verification to verify. You can set the matching scope to locality, street, or delivery-point level. The default value of
MatchingScope
is ALL so that Address Verification verifies all possible elements including locality, street, and delivery-point elements in the input address. You receive the best results if you set the
MatchingScope
attribute to ALL as Address Verification verifies all possible elements. If you do not want Address Verification to consider some of the address elements for verification, you can set
MatchingScope
to a value other then ALL.
If the reference address database does not contain the specified level of information for an address, Address Verification verifies only those elements that the database contains.
You can configure Address Verification to verify address elements based on synonyms or alternative names in the reference address database. Synonyms of an address element include alternative names of a place or a street, such as vanity names in United States addresses. The archival name of an address element refers to an outdated name of a place or street.
To match input address elements with synonyms or archival names in the reference address database, set the
MatchingAlternatives
attribute to SYNONYMS_ONLY, ARCHIVES_ONLY, or ALL. The default value of
MatchingAlternatives
is ALL. You can set the
MatchingAlternatives
attribute to NONE if you do not want Address Verification to consider synonyms or archival names when it verifies an address.