2023 Q2.0 Major Release Notes
Important Notice – From this release 2023 Q2.0 we have now removed the BatchUI tool that use to be an option delivered when you run the API installer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you are using command line to connect to the SFTP server, you will need to use ‘sftp user@site’ format instead of just ‘sftp site’.
The 2023Q2.0 Major release makes improvements to 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 each time in order to ensure the latest dataset is installed properly.
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
There is one change to the API that improves the geocode matching across all countries in some exception cases and details are available in the API Release Notes via the link below.
This release includes data updates for 18 countries. – These include regular refreshes for US, CA, GB, DE, AU, GG, JE, IM and refreshes for the following countries AT, CH, DK, HK, ID, KR, MY, RS, SE, SG. We have also updated the IE Premium data this release.
CASS users are advised that there is additional data downloaded as part of this release. This is as preparation for the USPS Cycle O release of our CASS2 Engine in the 2023 Q2.1 release scheduled for 1st June 2023. All CASS users must have migrated to the CASS2 engine before the 31st July 2023 when the existing CASS engine will be retired.
Please see the Data Release Notes below for details on these updates and any significant data changes.
We have resolved 5 support cases as part of this release and details of these can be found in the below release notes.
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 information on the SFTP file contents for the release is available here
The installation instructions are available here