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  1. Version 10.1
  2. Version 10.0
  3. Version 9.6.1
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Address Validator Transformation

This section describes the new features on the Address Validator transformation in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
.
Support for Taiwan addresses in the Mandarin Traditional Chinese script
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can use the Address Validator transformation to validate Taiwan addresses in the Mandarin Traditional Chinese script. You can use ports from the Discrete or Multiline group to define the input address.
To enter a Mandarin Traditional Chinese address on single line, use the Formatted Address Line 1 port.
Enhancements to United States address validation
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, the Address Validator transformation returns the county name when the address contains a valid ZIP code and locality. The transformation can add the county name regardless of an
Ix
match status for the address. The transformation adds the name to a Province output port. If the state identifier is absent from the address, the transformation adds the state identifier to a Province port.
When you validate an address that contains hyphenated house numbers, the transformation moves the second part of the house number to a Sub-building port.
Configurable output format for element descriptors
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to specify the output format for the following elements:
  • Street, building, and sub-building descriptors in Australia and New Zealand addresses
  • Street descriptors in German addresses.
By default, the transformation returns the descriptor that the reference database specifies for the address. To specify the output format for the descriptors, configure the
Global Preferred Descriptor
property on the transformation.
Support for Address Key codes in United Kingdom Addresses
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can return the address key for a United Kingdom address. The address key is an eight-digit numeric code identifies the address in the Postcode Address File from the Royal Mail. To add the address key to an address, select the Address Key port. To return the address key, the transformation reads supplementary reference data for the United Kingdom.
Extended data support for Japan
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, the Address Validator transformation can validate
Ban
or block information in a Japan address. The Address Validator transformation writes the data to the Street Name 2 port or an equivalent port for dependent street data.
A Japanese address lists the address elements in order of size, from the largest or most general unit to the smallest or most specific unit. The
Ban
element follows the
Chome
element and precedes the
Go
element in the address.
Enhancements to Japan address validation
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to add the Gaiku code to a Japanese address. To add the code to the address, select the Gaiku Code port.
You can combine the current Choumei Aza code and the Gaiku code in a single string and return the address that the codes identify. To return the complete address, select the Choumei Aza and Gaiku Code JP port and configure the transformation to run in address code lookup mode.
The Japanese reference data contains the Gaiku code, the current Choumei Aza code, and any earlier version of the Choumei Aza code for the address. When you set the
Matching Extended Archive
property to
ON
, the transformation writes all of the codes to the output address.
Support for seven-digit postal codes in Israel
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, the Address Validator transformation supports the seven-digit postal codes that Israel Post defines for addresses in Israel. The seven-digit postal codes replace the five-digit postal codes that Israel post previously defined. For example, the seven-digit postal code for Nazareth in Israel is 1623726. Previously, the postal code for Nazareth was 16237.
Enhancement to address validation in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, the Address Validator transformation recognizes keywords, such as
Zimmer
and
App,
in the Street Number ports for addresses from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Address Validator transformation writes the keywords to sub-building ports in the output address.
Support for the IRIS code in French addresses
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to add the IRIS code to an address in France. To add the code to the address, select the INSEE-9 Code output port.
An IRIS code uniquely identifies a statistical unit in a commune in France. INSEE, or the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research in France, defines the codes. France has approximately 16,000 IRIS units.
Support for rooftop geocoding in the United Kingdom
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return rooftop-level geocodes for United Kingdom addresses. Rooftop geocodes identify the center of the primary building on a site or a parcel of land.
To generate the rooftop geocodes, set the
Geocode Data Type
property on the transformation to
Arrival Point
. You must also install the Arrival Point reference data for the United Kingdom.
Improved address reference data for Spain
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, Informatica updates the address reference data for Spain. The Address Validator transformation can use the address reference data to validate sub-building-level information in Spanish addresses.
Improved address validation and address reference data for Turkey
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, Informatica updates the address reference data for Turkey.
The Address Validator transformation can also perform the following operations when it validates Turkish addresses:
  • The transformation can identify a building name and a street name on the Delivery Address Line 1 port.
  • The transformation adds a slash symbol (/) between a building element and a sub-building element when the sub-building element is a number.
Improved address validation for Brazil
Effective in version
9.6.1
HotFix 2
, Informatica adds the following improvements to address validation for addresses in Brazil:
  • The Address Validator transformation can add a third level of sub-building information to the Delivery Address Line and Formatted Address Line ports. The Brazil address system contains three levels of sub-building information.
  • The Address Validator transformation validates kilometer information on the Street Additional Info port.
    The Address Validator transformation uses a comma, and not a decimal point, in kilometer information for Brazil.
For more information, see the
Informatica
9.6.1
HotFix 2
Address Validator Port Reference
and the
Informatica
9.6.1
HotFix 2
Developer Transformation Guide
.


Updated April 09, 2019