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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
  12. CASS Return Codes

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Single-Line Address Verification

Single-Line Address Verification

Use single-line address verification to verify addresses that you create with a single-line structure. You can perform single-line verification in batch, interactive, and fast completion modes.
To verify single-line addresses, enter the addresses in the
AddressComplete
element that the
InputData.xml
file specifies, and set the
FormatAddressComplete
parameter in the
Parameters.xml
file to
SINGLE_LINE
.
When you submit a single-line address in interactive mode or fast completion mode, Address Verification can return multiple address suggestions from the reference data. When you submit a single-line address in batch mode, Address Verification returns a single address.
You can perform single-line address verification on addresses from any country for which Informatica provides address reference data.

Single-Line Address Structure

Address Verification identifies the address elements in a single-line address based on their position in the address structure. You must enter the elements in the correct sequence even if you omit some of the elements. For optimum results, enter as many elements as possible in the input address. When you enter an address in a single line, do not mix Delivery Address Line (DAL) elements and Country-Specific Locality Line (CSLLN) elements.
The following table shows examples of the order of address elements that you need to follow for each country:
Country
Order of Address Elements
Argentina
[Street] [House Number] [Dependent Locality] [Post Code] [Locality]
Australia
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Locality] [Province] [Post Code]
Austria
[Street] [House Number] [Sub-building] [Post Code] [Locality]
Belgium
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
Brazil
[Street] [House Number] [Locality] [State Code] [Post Code]
Canada
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Delivery Service] [Locality] [Province] [Post Code]
China
[Post Code] [Province] [Locality] [Street] [House Number]
Denmark
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
Finland
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
France
[House Number] [Street] [Post Code] [Locality]
Germany
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
Hong Kong
[Province] [Locality] [Street] [House Number] [Building 1] [Building 2] [Sub-building]
Ireland
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Dependent Locality] [Locality] [Province] [Post Code]
Italy
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality] [Province]
Japan
[Post Code] [Province] [Main Locality] [Sub-locality] [Chome] [Ban] [Go]
Luxembourg
[House Number] [Street] [Post Code] [Locality]
Macau
[Locality] [Street] [House Number] [Building]
Mexico
[Street] [House Number] [Sub-locality] [Post Code] [Locality] [Province]
Netherlands
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
New Zealand
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Delivery Service] [Locality] [Post Code]
Norway
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
Spain
[Street] [House Number] [Sub-building] [Post Code] [Locality]
Sweden
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
Switzerland
[Street] [House Number] [Post Code] [Locality]
United Kingdom
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Main Locality] [Sub-locality] [Post Code]
United States
[Sub-building] [House Number] [Street] [Locality] [Province] [Post Code]
or
[House Number] [Street] [Sub-building] [Locality] [Province] [Post Code]
Informatica maintains a list of the countries for which Address Verification can verify address data on the web. The country list includes the preferred structure of an address that you submit for verification. To view the list and the preferred structure for each country, click the following and scroll to Country List:
The data for each country includes the standard address format as it appears on mail item. The top-to-bottom structure of the elements in the address format map to the left-to-right structure of the elements in an address that you submit for single-line verification.

Rules and Guidelines for Single-Line Verification

Consider the following rules and guidelines when you submit addresses for single-line verification:
  • Single-line address verification uses an unlock code of type
    SINGLE_LINE_VALIDATION
    in on-premises installations. Contact your sales representative for more information about obtaining the unlock code.
  • Single-line address verification uses fast completion reference data in batch, interactive, and fast completion modes. When you perform single-line verification in batch mode or interactive mode, you must install the fast completion reference data for the destination country in addition to the batch or interactive data.
  • If the default preferred script for a country is not a Latin or Western script, use the default
    PreferredScript
    setting with the address.
  • Do not use a delivery address line or formatted address line element in the input XML when you submit an address for single-line verification. The
    FormatAddressComplete
    parameter value will fall back to
    FORMATTED_ADDRESS_LINE
    if you include a delivery address line or a formatted address line in the input.
  • Although delimiters are not required in single-line address input, Address Verification processes a comma or a semicolon in the input as an element separator. An input address with delimiters in a Latin script might fetch better suggestions than an address without delimiters.
  • Address Verification does not verify country, organization, department, building, contact, or contact function information in single-line address input.
    Exceptions to this rule are native script addresses in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Macau. Address Verification can verify building information in Macau and can verify building and sub-building information in Hong Kong. In all other cases, Address Verification copies the information from the input address to the output address.
  • If the single-line address input contains only a numeric input, Address Verification considers it as the post code and returns suggestions accordingly. For countries where the house number appears on the left side of the street name or locality, if the single-line address input begins with a number that is followed by a string, Address Verification considers the number as a house number and the following string as the street name or locality. If Address Verification does not find a match for this combination, Address Verification tries to interpret the input as street name without house number or as a combination of post code and locality.
  • Address Verification returns an N6 process status code if single line address verification is not available for the country to which the input address belongs.
    Address Verification returns an N7 process status code if you have not provided the unlock key for single line address verification in SetConfig.xml.
  • When there is no perfect match for an input, Address Verification returns multiple suggestions to help you choose the most appropriate result. Address Verification returns multiple suggestions based on the value you configure for
    MaxResultCount
    in the
    Parameters.xml
    and
    SetConfig.xml
    files.
  • Address Verification can return results for a partial input address in fast completion mode. To provide full address responses in batch or interactive mode, Address Verification requires a complete or almost-complete input address, For example, Address Verification can add a post code to an otherwise complete address in batch or interactive mode.
    For more information on the differences between batch and interactive modes, see Key Differences Between Fast Completion and Interactive Modes.