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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Informatica Address Verification
  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

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Unlock Codes and Database Attributes

Unlock Codes and Database Attributes

Informatica Address Verification requires valid unlock codes to access the reference address databases for address validation and enrichments.
Unlock codes are unique 36-character alphanumeric keys that map to specific reference address databases. The single-line address validation has a separate unlock code even though it uses the fast completion reference database. Unlock codes are valid for a specific period of time. Unlock codes have a valid-from date and an expiry date.
You can view the status of the unlock codes in the
GetConfig.xml
. You can retrieve the
GetConfig.xml
file from Address Verification even if you do not have a valid unlock code. If an unlock code that you entered is not yet valid, Address Verification marks it as NOT_YET_VALID in
GetConfig.xml
. If the unlock code you entered is past its expiry date, Address Verification marks it as EXPIRED in
GetConfig.xml
.
You can get unlock codes from an Address Verification sales representative or you can buy the unlock codes online from the Address Verification Data Quality Center.
You must specify at least one valid unlock code of validation type in the
SetConfig.xml
file before you can process addresses using Address Verification. You can specify multiple unlock code elements in the
SetConfig.xml
file.
To access the reference address databases, you must enter the details of databases that are associated with the unlock codes you specified. You can set the attributes of the
Database
element to specify database details. The database settings include the country to which the database maps, type of database, the path to the location, and the preloading type. You must specify the attributes for at least one Database element if you want to use any functionality other than address parsing.
The order in which you list the reference database file names in SetConfig.xml influences the loading of the database data into memory and can affect the operation of the Address Verification engine. For more information, see Reference Database Order in SetConfig.xml.
If you send process calls to Address Verification without a valid unlock code in
SetConfig.xml
, Address Verification goes into the expired state and returns the following critical error message:
AD_SC_CERR_EXPIRED = -1601 - “The engine usage period has expired or is not activated yet"
If you receive this error message, you must add a valid unlock code and reinitialize Address Verification before you can start processing addresses.
When there are conflicting database elements and attributes, Address Verification assigns precedence to the first one in the sequence of
Database
elements. If you have a
Database
element with the country attribute set to ALL, include that as the last of the
Database
elements you have in
SetConfig.xml
.