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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction to Accelerators
  3. Core Accelerator
  4. Data Domains Accelerator
  5. Australia/New Zealand Accelerator
  6. BCBS 239/CCAR Accelerator
  7. Brazil Accelerator
  8. Financial Services Accelerator
  9. France Accelerator
  10. Germany Accelerator
  11. India Accelerator
  12. Italy Accelerator
  13. Portugal Accelerator
  14. Spain Accelerator
  15. United Kingdom Accelerator
  16. U.S./Canada Accelerator

Accelerator Guide

Accelerator Guide

United Kingdom Contact Data Cleansing Rules

United Kingdom Contact Data Cleansing Rules

Use the contact data cleansing rules to parse, standardize, and validate data about business contacts and individuals.
Find the contact data cleansing rules in the following repository location:
[Informatica_DQ_Content]\Rules\Contact_Data_Cleansing
The following table describes the contact data cleansing rules in the United Kingdom accelerator:
Name
Description
rule_GBR_Driver_Number_Parse
Parses strings that match the format of United Kingdom driver's license numbers.
rule_GBR_Driver_Number_Validation
Validates United Kingdom driver's license numbers based on the requirements of the United Kingdom Government Data Standards Catalog.
rule_GBR_Gender_Assignment
Assigns gender according to first names. The rule returns "M" for male names, "F" for female names, and "U" if the gender is unknown. For example, the rule assigns the name "John Smith" a gender of "M" for male.
rule_GBR_Given_Name_Standard
Generate given names from United Kingdom nicknames.
rule_GBR_Multi_Person_Name_Parse
Parses person name values into separate ports. The rule creates ports for values such as title, first name, middle name, and surname.
The rule output includes a port that contains the full name of the person in the record. You can use the full name port as an input to a Match transformation in an identity match analysis mapping.
When the name data identifies more than one person, the rule creates an output port for each full name. For example, the rule can read the name "John and Jane Smith" and create output ports for "John Smith" and "Jane Smith."
rule_GBR_NHS_Number_Parse
Parses National Health Service (NHS) numbers from a string. The rule returns the NHS number and also returns a string that contains the input text with the NHS number removed.
rule_GBR_NHS_Number_Standardize
Standardizes National Health Service (NHS) numbers into the standard format (999 999 9999). The rule requires that the input is a 10-digit string.
rule_GBR_NHS_Number_Validate
Validates National Health Service (NHS) numbers based on the check digit in each number. The rule requires that the input is a 10-digit string.
rule_GBR_NINO_Conformity_Check
Validates the standard pattern for a United Kingdom National Insurance Number (NINO). The rule does not verify that a NINO is accurate or active.
rule_GBR_NINO_Parse
Parses United Kingdom National Insurance Numbers (NINO) from strings. The rule returns the NINO and also returns a string that contains the input text with the NINO removed.
rule_GBR_NINO_Standardization
Standardizes United Kingdom National Insurance Numbers (NINO) into the two most typical formats. The rule returns the following formats, where C represents alphabetic characters and N represents numerals:
  • CC NN NN NN C
  • CCNNNNNNC
The rule formats all alphabetic characters as uppercase. The rule requires that the input conforms to the pattern of a NINO.
rule_GBR_NINO_Validation
Validates a United Kingdom National Insurance Number (NINO). The rule does not verify that a NINO is active.
rule_GBR_Passport_Number_MR_Parse
Parses United Kingdom passport numbers in extended format. The extended format is the machine readable format for passport numbers.
rule_GBR_Passport_Number_Parse
Parses United Kingdom passport numbers that use the format specified by the Government Data Standards Catalogue. The rule parses all nine-digit strings.
rule_GBR_Passport_Number_Validation
Validates United Kingdom passport numbers that use the format specified by the Government Data Standards Catalogue.
rule_GBR_Personal_Name_Parsing_FML
Parses the values in a person name into separate ports.
The rule creates the ports in the following sequence:
  • First name, middle name, last name
The rule output also includes a port that contains the full name of the person in the record. You can use the full name port as an input to a Match transformation in an identity match analysis mapping.
rule_GBR_Personal_Name_Parsing_LFM
Parses the values in a person name into separate ports.
The rule creates the ports in the following sequence:
  • Last name, first name, middle name
The rule output also includes a port that contains the full name of the person in the record. You can use the full name port as an input to a Match transformation in an identity match analysis mapping.
rule_GBR_Phone_Number_Parse
Parses a United Kingdom telephone number from a string. The rule parses the first telephone number in the data, reading from right to left.
The rule recognizes telephone numbers that use leading zeros, the "+44" international dialing code, and extensions that begin with the hash symbol. The rule processes the following punctuation symbols: the plus sign, parentheses, and the hash symbol. Before you run the rule, remove all other punctuation, including double spaces.
The rule returns a telephone number and also returns a string that contains the input text with the telephone number removed.
rule_GBR_Phone_Number_Standardization
Standardizes United Kingdom telephone numbers to international and local dialing formats. The rule recognizes telephone numbers that use leading zeros, the "+44" international dialing code, and extensions that begin with the hash symbol.
rule_GBR_Phone_Number_Validation
Validates the area code and length of United Kingdom telephone numbers. The rule returns the region of the telephone number as well as codes that indicate if the area code and length of a telephone number are valid.
rule_Prename_Assignment
Generates an honorific according to the gender. You can change the female_prename expression variable from Ms. to Mrs.
rule_Salutation_Assignment
Generates formal and casual greetings from prenames and name tokens. For example, when input data contains "Mr. John Smith," the rule generates the formal greeting "Dear Mr. Smith," and the casual greeting "Dear John,". You can change the prefix and punctuation by editing the variables in the dq_Generate_Salutation Expression transformation.