to specify whether to use abbreviations for element descriptors in result output.
If you set
to ON, Address Verification uses standard abbreviations for element descriptors if the reference address database contains the corresponding abbreviations.
The default value of
If you set
to a value other than DATABASE,
setting takes precedence over the
setting for the corresponding descriptors.
ElementAbbreviation Attribute Use in United States Addresses
When you set
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
Address Verification does not abbreviate WEST SAINT PAUL to W ST PAUL because WEST ST PAUL contains fewer than thirteen characters.