You can specify the depth to which Address Verification tries to verify an input address. Use the properties on the VerificationLevel element to specify the depth of information that Address Verification analyzes. Find the VerificationLevel element under
You can set the following properties on VerificationLevel:
PreferredVerificationLevel. The desired level.
MinimumVerificationLevel. The minimum level that you accept for an address to be valid.
You can set the PreferredVerificationLevel and MinimumVerificationLevel properties to one of the following values:
All. Address Verification verifies all address elements and also checks for the presence of all postally relevant elements. Default is All.
Address. Address Verification verifies all address elements except company information.
Premise. Address Verification verifies an address to house number level or building level and ignores sub-building information.
Street. Address Verification verifies an address to street level or delivery service with number level and ignores information such as house number, building, and sub-building.
Locality. Address Verification verifies an address to locality level and ignores street and delivery service information. Address Verification also verifies the postal codes.
PrimaryLocality. Address Verification verifies an address up to locality level 1 and ignores the more granular locality level information. Address Verification also verifies the postal codes.
Ensure that the value that you set in the PreferredVerificationLevel property is not lower than the MinimumVerificationLevel value.
If Address Verification cannot verify an address at a level that you specify as the preferred verification level, Address Verification falls back to the value that you specify as the minimum verification level.
When you set both VerificationLevel element properties to All and Address Verification cannot verify an input data value, Address Verification rejects the address.
For information about the depth at which Address Verification verified the address, see
Level of Verification