Informatica Address Verification can return address elements in more than one language for addresses in multiple countries. To determine the languages that Address Verification uses for the address elements, configure the
attribute of the
When the reference data includes elements in multiple languages, Address Verification can return address data in the following languages:
The main spoken language of the region to which each address belongs. This is the default language for the address in the reference data.
Any other language that Address Verification supports for an address. For example, the Belgium reference data contains address elements in Flemish, French, and German.
The reference data might contain data for a single address element or for a complete address in multiple languages. For example, Address Verification can return all address elements for Ireland in the English language and can return street names, locality names, and province names in the Irish language. Additionally, the reference data might specify different default languages for different parts of a country. For example, in the Switzerland reference data, the default language for addresses from Zurich is German, from Geneva is French, and from Ticino is Italian.
To define a preferred language policy, set one of the following values for the
Returns all available address elements in the default language of the address in the reference data.
DATABASE is the default value for the
ALTERNATIVE_1, ALTERNATIVE_2, or ALTERNATIVE_3
Returns address elements in one of the alternative languages in the reference data. The alternative languages depend on the country to which the address belongs.
Returns province and locality information in English if the reference data contains the information. For example, Address Verification can replace München with Munich and Bayern with Bavaria in Germany addresses.
Returns the address information in the input language. Address Verification preserves the language if the reference data contains the address information in the input language.
If Address Verification cannot return an element in the input language, it returns the element in the database language. If Address Verification detects more than one supported language in the input address, it returns the address in the database language.
Rules and Guidelines for the PreferredLanguage Attribute
Consider the following rules and guidelines when you configure a preferred language:
When you set the
attribute, verify that the
attribute specifies a character set that can deliver the address data in the characters that you expect.
For example, to return a Hong Kong address in the English language, set the
attribute to English or Alternative_2 and set the
attribute to a Latin-1 or ASCII script. To return address data in the default local language and character set, set the
attribute to a language that is not available in the reference data, Address Verification returns the address in the default database language. In such cases, Address Verification returns an extended element result status (EERS) value of E. The value indicates that the output uses the default language because the reference database does not contain the information in the language that you specified.
The language or the format in which Address Verification returns the country name depends on the value that you configure for the
attribute of the
If the input address contains an address element that the reference database does not contain, Address Verification copies the element to the result output. For such elements, Address Verification returns the information in the same language as the address input.
An element input status (EIS) value of 1 indicates that the reference data does not contain the element.
An element result status (ERS) value of 1 indicates that Address Verification copied the information from the input because the reference database does not contain the information.
If the database contains some but not all address elements in the language you specified, Address Verification returns the address partially in the language that you specified and partially in the default language.
If you use Address Verification in the Informatica Cloud®, you can set a