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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: Version 10.4.0
  3. Part 2: Version 10.2.2
  4. Part 3: Version 10.2.1
  5. Part 4: Version 10.2
  6. Part 5: Version 10.1.1
  7. Part 6: Version 10.1

Address Validator Transformation

Address Validator Transformation

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

All Countries

Effective in version 10.1.1, you can add the Count Number port to an output address. The Count Number port value indicates the position of each address in a set of suggestions that the transformation returns in interactive mode or suggestion list mode.
For example, the Count Number port returns the number 1 for the first address in the set. The port returns the number 2 for the second address in the set. The number increments by 1 for each address that address validation returns.
Find the Count Number port in the Status Info port group.

China

Multi-language address parsing and verification
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return the street descriptor and street directional information in a valid China address in a transliterated Latin script (Pinyin) or in English. The transformation returns the other elements in the address in the Hanzi script.
To specify the output language, set the Preferred Language advanced property on the transformation.
Single-line verification of China addresses in suggestion list mode
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return valid suggestions for a China address that you enter on a single line in fast completion mode. To enter an address on a single line, select a Complete Address port from the Multiline port group. Enter the address in the Hanzi script.
When you enter a partial address, the transformation returns one or more address suggestions for the address that you enter. When you enter a complete valid address, the transformation returns the valid version of the address from the reference database.

Ireland

Multi-language address parsing and verification
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to read and write the street, locality, and county information for an Ireland address in the Irish language.
An Post, the Irish postal service, maintains the Irish-language information in addition to the English-language addresses. You can include Irish-language street, locality, and county information in an input address and retrieve the valid English-language version of the address. You can enter an English-language address and retrieve an address that includes the street, locality, and county information in the Irish language. Address validation returns all other information in English.
To specify the output language, set the Preferred Language advanced property on the transformation.
Rooftop geocoordinates in Ireland addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return rooftop geocoordinates for an address in Ireland.
To return the geocoordinates, add the Geocoding Complete port to the output address. Find the Geocoding Complete port in the Geocoding port group. To specify Rooftop geocoordinates, set the Geocode Data Type advanced property on the transformation.
Support for preferred descriptors in Ireland addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return the short or long forms of the following elements in the English language:
  • Street descriptors
  • Directional values
To specify a preference for the elements, set the Global Preferred Descriptor advanced property on the transformation,
The Address Validator transformation writes all street information to the street name field in an Irish-language address.

Italy

Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to add the ISTAT code to a valid Italy address. The ISTAT code contains characters that identify the province, municipality, and region to which the address belongs. The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) maintains the ISTAT codes.
To add the ISTAT code to an address, select the ISTAT Code port. Find the ISTAT Code port in the IT Supplementary port group.

Japan

Geocoding enrichment for Japan addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return standard geocoordinates for addresses in Japan.
The transformation can return geocoordinates at multiple levels of accuracy. When a valid address contains information to the Ban level, the transformation returns house number-level geocoordinates. When a valid address contains information to the Chome level, the transformation returns street-level geocoordinates. If an address does not contain Ban or Chome information, Address Verification returns locality-level geocoordinates.
To return the geocoordinates, add the Geocoding Complete port to the output address. Find the Geocoding Complete port in the Geocoding port group.
Single-line verification of Japan addresses in suggestion list mode
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to return valid suggestions for a Japan address that you enter on a single line in suggestion list mode. You can retrieve suggestions for an address that you enter in the Kanji script or the Kana script. To enter an address on a single line, select a Complete Address port from the Multiline port group.
When you enter a partial address, the transformation returns one or more address suggestions for the address that you enter. When you enter a complete valid address, the transformation returns the valid version of the address from the reference database.

South Korea

Support for Revised Romanization transliteration in South Korea addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, the Address Validator transformation can use the Revised Romanization system to transliterate an address between Hangul and Latin character sets. To specify a character set for output addresses from South Korea, use the Preferred Script advanced property.
Updates to post code verification in South Korea addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, the Address Validator transformation adds a five-digit post code to a fully valid input address that does not include a post code. The five-digit post code represents the current post code format in use in South Korea. The transformation can add the five-digit post code to a fully valid lot-based address and a fully valid street-based address.
To verify addresses in the older, lot-based format, use the Matching Extended Archive advanced property.

Spain

Effective in version 10.1.1, you can configure the Address Validator transformation to add the INE code to a valid Spain address. The INE code contains characters that identify the province, municipality, and street in the address. The National Institute of Statistics (INE) in Spain maintains the INE codes.
To add an INE code to an address, select one or more of the following ports:
  • INE Municipality Code
  • INE Province Code
  • INE Street Code
Find the INE Code ports in the ES Supplementary port group.

United States

Support for CASS Cycle O requirements
Effective in version 10.1.1, the Address Validator transformation adds features that support the proposed requirements of the Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) Cycle O standard.
To prepare for the Cycle O standard, the transformation includes the following features:
  • Private mailbox and commercial mail receiving agency identification
    The United States Postal Service updates the CASS requirements for private mailbox (PMB) addresses and commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA) addresses in Cycle O. To meet the Cycle O standard, the Address Validator transformation adds PMB as a prefix before a private mailbox number in a CMRA address. If a pound sign (#) precedes a private mailbox number in the address, the transformation converts the pound sign to PMB. To comply with the Cycle O standard, the transformation does not use the PMB number to verify Delivery Point Validation (DPV) data for an address.
  • DPV PBSA Indicator port for post office box street address (PBSA) identification
    The United States Postal Service can recognize post office box addresses in a street address format. To identify PBSA addresses in an address set, use the DPV PBSA Indicator port. Find the DPV PBSA Indicator port in the US Specific port group.
    For example, the following address identifies post office box number 3094 at a post office on South Center Street:
    131 S Center St Unit 3094 Collierville TN 38027-0419
  • DPV ZIP Code Validation port for Form 3553 completion
    The DPV ZIP Code Validation port indicates whether an address is valid for inclusion in the total address count on CASS Form 3553. If an address passes delivery point validation but does not include a deliverable ZIP+4 Code, you cannot include the address in the total address count. Find the DPV ZIP Code Validation port in the US Specific port group.
Improved parsing of non-standard first-line data in United States addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, the Address Validation transformation parses non-standard mailbox data into sub-building elements. The non-standard data might identify a college campus mailbox or a courtroom at a courthouse.
Support for global preferred descriptors in United States addresses
Effective in version 10.1.1, you can return the short or long forms of the following elements in a United States address:
  • Street descriptors
  • Directional values
  • Sub-building descriptors
To specify the format of the elements that the transformation returns, set the Global Preferred Descriptor advanced property on the transformation.
For more information, see the
Informatica 10.1.1 Developer Transformation Guide
and the
Informatica 10.1.1 Address Validator Port Reference
.


Updated September 25, 2020