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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. Appendix A: Geocode Countries
  12. Appendix B: CASS Enrichments

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

The ElementAbbreviation Attribute

The ElementAbbreviation Attribute

You can configure the
ElementAbbreviation
attribute of the
Result
element in
Parameters.xml
to specify whether to use abbreviations for element names in result output.
When you set the
ElementAbbreviation
attribute to ON,
Address Verification
abbreviates an element in an input address if the reference address database contains the abbreviated form of the element. The reference data contains abbreviations for street information, such as street names, descriptors, and directional values, and for locality information in several countries.
You cannot use the
ElementAbbreviation
attribute to abbreviate individual address elements.
The default value of
ElementAbbreviation
is OFF.

ElementAbbreviation and GlobalPreferredDescriptor Interaction

The values that you set on the
ElementAbbreviation
attribute and
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute properties can affect each other. If you set the
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute to a value other than DATABASE,
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
takes precedence over
ElementAbbreviation
for the corresponding descriptors in the countries that
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
can control.
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
does not affect street names or locality names.
The following table shows an input address in Canada and the output address when
ElementAbbreviation
is set to ON and
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
is set to LONG:
Input Address
Output Address
AVENUE DU MOULIN
SAINT-THOMAS-DIDYME QUÉBEC G0W 1P0
AVENUE DU MOULIN
ST-TH-DIDYME QC G0W 1P0
The
ElementAbbreviation
setting of ON abbreviates the street name and the locality name. The
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
setting of LONG specifies that the AVENUE descriptor is not abbreviated, even though the
ElementAbbreviation
setting is ON.

ElementAbbreviation Attribute Use in Japan Addresses

When you set
ElementAbbreviation
to ON for Japan addresses,
Address Verification
can combine Street 1, Street 2, and House Number values in a single field.
Address Verification
can return an element result status for each value in the appropriate position in the status code, although the field that the position represents might not contain any data in the output address.

ElementAbbreviation Attribute Use in United States Addresses

When you set
ElementAbbreviation
to ON for United States addresses, Address Verification abbreviates any element that exceeds the character limit that the United States Postal Service specifies. For example, the United States Postal Service specifies that the Locality element can contain a maximum of thirteen characters. If a locality element exceeds thirteen characters, Address Verification abbreviates the data values in the element.
Address Verification might not abbreviate every data value in a locality element. For example, Address Verification abbreviates the locality name WEST SAINT PAUL in the following United States address to WEST ST PAUL:
1156 BELLOWS ST WEST SAINT PAUL MN 55118
Address Verification does not abbreviate WEST SAINT PAUL to W ST PAUL because WEST ST PAUL contains fewer than thirteen characters.