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Address Validator Transformation

Address Validator Transformation

This section describes new Address Validator transformation features.
The Address Validator transformation contains additional address functionality for the following countries:

All Countries

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation supports single-line address verification in every country for which Informatica provides reference address data.
In earlier versions, the transformation supported single-line address verification for 26 countries.
To verify a single-line address, enter the address in the Complete Address port. If the address identifies a country for which the default preferred script is not a Latin or Western script, use the default Preferred Script property on the transformation with the address.

Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation supports the uppercase character ẞ in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland addresses.
The transformation supports the character ẞ in the following ways:
  • If you set the Casing property to UPPER, the transformation returns the German character ß as ẞ. If you set the Casing property to LOWER, the transformation returns the German character ẞ as ß.
  • The transformation treats ẞ and ß as equally valid characters in an address. In reference data matches, the transformation can identify a perfect match when the same values contain either ẞ or ß.
  • The transformation treats ẞ and ss as equally valid characters in an address. In reference data matches, the transformation can identify a standardized match when the same values contain either ẞ or ss.
  • If you set the Preferred Script property to ASCII_SIMPLIFIED, the transformation returns the character ẞ as S.
  • If you set the Preferred Script property to ASCII_EXTENDED, the transformation returns the character ẞ as SS.

Bolivia

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation improves the parsing and validation of Bolivia addresses. Additionally, Informatica updates the reference data for Bolivia.
The transformation also includes the following improvements for Bolivia:
  • Address validation to street level.
  • Geocoordinates at street mid-point level for addresses in major cities.

Canada

Informatica introduces the following features and enhancements for Canada:
Support for the Global Preferred Descriptor property in Canada Addresses
Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, you can configure the transformation to return the short or long form of an element descriptor.
Address Verification can return the short or long form of the following descriptors:
  • Street descriptors
  • Directional values
  • Building descriptors
  • Sub-building descriptors
To specify the output format for the descriptors, configure the Global Preferred Descriptor property on the transformation. The property applies to English-language and French-language descriptors. By default, the transformation returns the descriptor in the format that the reference data specifies. If you select the PRESERVE INPUT option on the property, the Preferred Language property takes precedence over the Global Preferred Descriptor property.
Support for CH and CHAMBER as Sub-Building Descriptors
Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, Address Validator transformation recognizes CH and CHAMBER as sub-building descriptors in Canada addresses.

Colombia

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix1, the Address Validator transformation improves the processing of street data in Colombia addresses. Additionally, Informatica updates the reference data for Colombia.
The Address Validator transformation validates an address in Colombia to house number level. The transformation can verify a Colombia address that includes information for the street on which the house is located and also for the nearest cross street to the house.
For example, the transformation can verify the following addresses:
AVENIDA 31 65 29 APTO 1626
AVENIDA 31 DIAGONAL 65 29 APTO 1626
Consider the following guidelines for Colombia addresses:
  • The Address Validator transformation can verify the address with and without the cross street descriptor DIAGONAL.
  • The transformation can verify the address with and without a dash symbol between the cross street number and the house number. The transformation does not include a dash symbol in this position in the output address.
  • The transformation can recognize the # symbol before the cross street number in an input address. The transformation recognizes the address as a reference data match and not a correction.
    For example, address validation recognizes the following input address as a reference data match and omits the # symbol from the verified output address:
    AVENIDA 31 #65 29 APTO 1626

France

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, Informatica introduces the following improvements for France addresses:
  • Informatica improves the supplementary reference data for France.
  • The Address Validator transformation assigns addresses to IRIS units in France with greater accuracy. The transformation uses the house number in the address to verify the IRIS unit to which the address belongs. The use of house numbers can improve the assignment accuracy when the address lies close to the border between different units.

India

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation validates an address in India to house number level.

Peru

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation validates a Peru address to house number level. Additionally, Informatica updates the reference data for Peru.

South Africa

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation improves the parsing and verification of delivery service descriptors in South Africa addresses.
The transformation improves the parsing and verification of the delivery service descriptors in the following ways:
  • Address Verification recognizes Private Bag, Cluster Box, Post Office Box, and Postnet Suite as different types of delivery service. Address Verification does not standardize one delivery service descriptor to another. For example, Address Verification does not standardize Postnet Suite to Post Office Box.
  • Address Verification parses Postnet Box as a non-standard delivery service descriptor and corrects Postnet Box to the valid descriptor Postnet Suite.
  • Address Verification does not standardize the sub-building descriptor Flat to Fl.

South Korea

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation introduces the following features and enhancements for South Korea:
  • The South Korea address reference data includes building information. The transformation can read, verify, and correct building information in a South Korea address.
  • The transformation returns all of the current addresses at a property that an older address represents. The older address might represent a single current address or it might represent multiple addresses, for example if multiple residences occupy the site of the property.
    To return the current addresses, first find the address ID for the older property. When you submit the address ID with the final character A in address code lookup mode, the transformation returns all current addresses that match the address ID.
    The Address Validator transformation uses the Max Result Count property to determine the maximum number of addresses to return for the address ID that you enter. The Count Overflow property indicates whether the database contains additional addresses for the address ID.

Sweden

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation improves the verification of street names in Sweden addresses.
The transformation improves the verification of street names in the following ways:
  • The transformation can recognize a street name that ends in the character G as an alias of the same name with the final characters GATAN.
  • The transformation can recognize a street name that ends in the character V as an alias of the same name with the final characters VÄGEN.
  • The Address Validator transformation can recognize and correct a street name with an incorrect descriptor when either the long form or the short form of the descriptor is used.
    For example, The transformation can correct RUNIUSV or RUNIUSVÄGEN to RUNIUSGATAN in the following address:
    RUNIUSGATAN 7
    SE-112 55 STOCKHOLM

Thailand

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation introduces the following features and enhancements for Thailand:
Improvements to Thailand Addresses
The transformation improves the parsing and validation of Thailand addresses in a Latin script.
Additionally, the transformation validates an address to house number level.
Native Support for Thailand Addresses
The Address Validator transformation can read and write Thailand addresses in native Thai and Latin scripts. Informatica updates the reference data for Thailand and adds reference data in the native Thai script.
Informatica provides separate reference databases for Thailand addresses in each script. To verify addresses in the native Thai script, install the native Thai databases. To verify addresses in a Latin script, install the Latin databases.
If you verify Thailand addresses, do not install both database types. Accept the default option for the Preferred Script property.

United Arab Emirates

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation verifies street names in United Arab Emirates addresses. To verify street names in United Arab Emirates, install the current reference address databases for the United Arab Emirates.

United Kingdom

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation can return a United Kingdom territory name.
The transformation returns the territory name in the Country_2 element and returns the country name in the Country_1 element. You can configure an output address with both elements, or you can omit the Country_1 element if you post mail within the United Kingdom. The territory name appears above the postcode in a United Kingdom address on an envelope or label.
To return the territory name, install the current United Kingdom reference data.

United States

Effective in version 10.2 HotFix 1, the Address Validator transformation can recognize up to three sub-building levels in a United States address.
In compliance with the United States Postal Service requirements, the transformation matches the information in a single sub-building element with the reference data. If the Sub-building_1 information does not match, the transformation compares the Sub-building_2 information. If the Sub-building_2 information does not match, the transformation compares the Sub-building_3 information. The transformation copies the unmatched sub-building information from the input address to the output address.
For comprehensive information about the features and operations of the address verification software engine version that Informatica embeds in version 10.2 HotFix 1 see the
Informatica Address Verification 5.13.0 Developer Guide
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Updated May 28, 2019