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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 Return Codes

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 element descriptors in Australia, Canada, Ireland, United States, and New Zealand addresses. The attribute also applies to the
Strasse
element descriptor in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland addresses.
You can set the
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute in batch, interactive, certified, and fast completion modes. Certified mode requires the default setting for the attribute.
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.

GlobalPreferredDescriptor Behavior in Multi-Language Countries

Address Verification returns descriptors in the language that the
PreferredLanguage
attribute specifies and in the form that the
GlobalPreferredDescriptor
attribute specifies.
The following table shows how Address Verification applies a global preferred descriptor of PRESERVE_INPUT to a French-language address when you specify English as the preferred language:
Input Address
Output Address
800 BOUL RENE-LEVESQUE O
MONTREAL QC H3B 1Y8
800 RENE-LEVESQUE BVD W
MONTREAL QC H3B 1Y8
If the reference database for the preferred language does not contain the descriptor in the form that the global preferred descriptor specifies, Address Verification falls back to the default format for the descriptor in the preferred language.
If you set the global preferred descriptor to PRESERVE_INPUT and you specify a preferred language that differs from the input language, the
PreferredLanguage
attribute takes precedence.