Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Content Installation
  3. Configuration Steps for Address Reference Data
  4. Appendix A: Address Validator Transformation Advanced Properties

Standardize Invalid Addresses

Standardize Invalid Addresses

Determines if the address validation process standardizes the data values in an undeliverable address. The property applies to address records that return a Match Code status in the range I1 through I4.
When you standardize the data, you increase the likelihood that a downstream data process returns accurate results. For example, a duplicate analysis mapping might return a higher match score for two address records that present common address elements in the same format.
Address validation can standardize the following address elements:
  • Street suffix elements, such as road and boulevard.
  • Predirectional and postdirectional elements, such as north, south, east, and west.
  • Delivery service elements, such as Post Office Box.
  • Sub-building elements, such as apartment, floor, and suite.
  • State or province names. Standardization returns the abbreviated forms of the names.
The following table describes the options on the property:
Address validation does not correct data errors. Default option.
Address validation corrects data errors.

Parameter Usage

You can assign a parameter to specify the standardization policy for data errors. Enter OFF or ON as the parameter value. Enter the value in uppercase.

Updated August 04, 2020