You can validate an address against a set of comprehensive reference address databases. Informatica Address Verification validates each element in the input address against the data available in the reference address databases and returns results that include corrected or added information to improve the address quality.
Address Verification returns the best possible matches to an input address and reduces the possibility of incorrect modifications to address elements. If Address Verification cannot fully validate an address, it classifies the address based on the deliverability assessment.
You can choose the address validation process modes based on your requirements.
If you want to input one or more addresses for validation and receive one correct result for each input address, choose the batch (BATCH) mode.
To validate addresses based on the guidelines specified by the postal authority of a country, choose the certified (CERTIFIED) mode. The certified mode functions similar to the batch mode except that Address Verification supports the certified mode only for countries that have postal certifications. The certified mode address processing requires additional certified reference address databases.
To receive a list of address suggestions from which you can manually choose the best match, choose the interactive (INTERACTIVE) mode.
To receive address suggestions as you enter an address, choose the fast completion (FASTCOMPLETION) mode. In the fast completion mode, Address Verification returns good quality suggestions even for incomplete addresses and truncated address elements.