2021Q4.1 Minor Release
The 2021Q4.1 minor release makes improvements to the performance of the verification process and the quality of the results. Please remember to update the reference data. The improvements are tied to the data in the Global Knowledge Repository and the Local API. When updating the data, it is recommended to use a new data folder in order to ensure the 2021Q4.1 API and dataset are installed properly.
The setup wizard for the Local API can be obtained from our SFTP server. Please contact your account manager to retrieve the SFTP information. If you do not know who your account manager is, please contact the support team at email@example.com.
If you need any assistance with the upgrade of the Local API or the data update process, please contact GBG Loqate Support. The md5checksum can be used to help ensure the data packs have been fully downloaded.
If you would like to see a list of md5checksums for this release please visit the md5 hash value guide or contact your account manager.
Local API Notices
The 2021Q4.1 release includes performance improvements over the current releases – please read the below notes and contact support if you need any help after you have tried to install 2021Q4.1.
If you updated your license.lfs file as part of applying the 2021Q3.0, 2021Q3.1, or 2021Q4.0 update, you will need to update the license.lfs as well when you apply the 2021Q4.1 release which is now available.
A license.lfs generated from the 2021Q3.0, 2021Q3.1, or 2021Q4.0 release will not work with 2021Q4.1 Loqate engine – you will see an error message that contains the following ERROR_LFS64
If you did not apply the 2021Q3.0, 2021Q3.1, or 2021Q4.0 update this potential issue will not affect you.
Please contact support at LoqateSupport@gbgplc.com if you need any assistance or advice with your upgrade when you come to do it.
GB Geo+ – In the 2021Q4.1 minor release we have included 4 additional fields as part of the enhanced GB Geocoding enhancement dataset – further details here
USA Territories – In the 2021Q4.1 minor release the following countries: Micronesia, Federated States of (ISO2: FM), Marshall Islands (ISO2: MH), and Palau (ISO2: PW) have been removed from the USA data set and are now individual countries. Further information here https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/field/independence
API Release Notes
- To download a PDF version of the API Release Notes, please click here
- To download a DOCX version of the API Release Notes, please click here
Data Release Notes
- To download a PDF version of the Data Release Notes, please click here
- To download a DOCX version of the Data Release Notes, please click here
Seed Release Notes
- To download a PDF version of the Geographic Hierarchy (Seed) Release Notes, please click here
- To download a DOCX version of the Geographic Hierarchy (Seed) Release Notes, please click here
For a list of resolved support cases, please click here
A list of supported platforms for this release can be found here
The file contents for the release is available here
The installation instructions are available here