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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 GlobalPreferredDescriptor Attribute

The GlobalPreferredDescriptor Attribute

You can configure Informatica Address Verification to specify the output format for street, building, and sub-building element descriptors in several countries. To specify the output format for the element descriptors, configure the
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute of the
Result
parameter in
Parameters.xml
.
The
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute applies to English-language address element descriptors in Australia, Ireland, United States, and New Zealand addresses. The attribute also applies to the
Strasse
element descriptor in Germany addresses. You can set the attribute in batch, interactive, and fast completion modes.
Specify one of the following values for the
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute:
DATABASE
Returns the element descriptor available in the reference address database. This is the default value. If there is no matching entry in the database, Address Verification copies the input to the output.
LONG
Returns the expanded form of the element descriptor.
For example, Address Verification returns STREET for the input element ST.
SHORT
Returns the abbreviated form of the element descriptor.
For example, Address Verification returns AVE for the input element AVENUE.
PRESERVE_INPUT
Copies the element descriptor in the input to the output. If the input element descriptor is not an official name, Address Verification returns the corresponding value from the database in the output. For example, when you validate an Australia address that contains BD for boulevard, Address Verification corrects the descriptor to BVD. BVD is the standard short form for boulevard in Australia.