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

Rules and Guidelines for Address Reference Data

Rules and Guidelines for Address Reference Data

Informatica releases new versions of address reference data files at regular intervals. When you subscribe to address reference data for a country, you can download and install the latest data files for the country at any time.
Consider the following rules and guidelines when you work with address reference data:
  • Do not run an address validation mapping or session while you install address reference data.
  • Informatica releases address reference data through its Address Doctor division. Address Doctor works with national mail carriers to develop the address reference data. When a mail carrier updates its data records with new information, Address Doctor adds the information to the address reference data files for the country.
  • Address Doctor updates address reference data files several times each year. Informatica sends you a monthly email to notify you that the latest updates are ready for download.

Address Certification Considerations

The Address Validator transformation can indicate if an address contains the data required by the certification standards of national mail carriers. The standards require that a software application validates address accuracy and prepares address records in the correct format for automated mail sorting and delivery. If you use the data in a certified validation process, update the address reference data files once a month.
If you use United States or Canadian address reference data to certify address records to the Coding Accuracy Software System (CASS) or Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP) standard, you must use reference data that is no more than 60 days old.


Updated August 04, 2020