2016 Q1 Release Notes

Overview

We are pleased to present our 2016 Q1 release. This release features the following changes:

  • Automatic Country Identification
  • Batch User Interface
  • Install Manager Improvements
  • UDPRN for UK

This document describes these changes in greater detail along with installation instructions, things to be aware of and other helpful tips.

Local API Updates

Automatic Country Identification

Automatic Country Identification allows processing of an input record for verification even if the input does not contain the country name or ISO code. The Local API will attempt to identify the country based on what is in the input. Automatic Country Identification’s success rate depends on the following factors:

  • Availability of locality information in the input
  • Availability of administrative area information in the input
  • Availability of postal code information in the input
  • Presence of character sets that tie the input to a specific sub set of countries ( example: Thai character sets might indicate that the country is Thailand )

The success rate of Automatic Country Identification increases if most or all of the above information is available. This feature is part of the GBG Loqate Engine and is not ON by default. Please refer to the server option listed in the section labeled New Server Options to enable Automatic Country Identification.

Batch User Interface

We are introducing a new executable that is capable of running a batch file only on windows 32 and 64 bit platforms. A screen shot of the executable is shown below.

The batch UI allows:

  • Selection of a Loqate data folder which is remembered across sessions.
  • Selection of input file for the batch run.
  • Specification of output file name and folder for output.
  • Creation and/or use of existing configuration files. Each configuration contains:

– Mapping of input fields to GBG Loqate’s standard address fields

– Values for various server options

– List of required output fields

– Selected Processes

Install Manager Improvements

A few improvements have been made to the Install Manager. The main improvement is to allow downloading of various certification binaries in addition to the certification data. This applies to any license that contains license items for CASS, SERP or AMAS certification data packs. Please refer to the Installation Instructions document on detailed steps and screen shots.

UDPRN for UK

The DPS enhancement data pack (product code: DSEGBRD) has been updated to include the UDPRN field.

  • UDPRN is an 8-character numeric code which is a unique reference number for each Delivery Point in UK.
  • This field is available in the updated data pack via the field name UDPRNKey.

New Server Options

Enhanced Country Tool

This option allows users to enable the Automatic Country Identification. To enable the option, set the value of the option to “ON” or “True”. To disable the option set the value to “OFF” or “False”.

Other Local API Updates

Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2016q1cases/ for a list of cases resolved in this release. If you would like more details on any of the solved cases listed, please contact support@loqate.com for further information.

Cloud API Updates

The GBG Loqate Cloud will be updated to 2016Q1.0 along with the general release. Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2016q1cases/for a list of new features available through our Cloud APIs.

Country Updates

We are continually improving our country data and rules/lexicons to support them. Please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/2016Q1cases/ for a list of cases involving improvements and enhancements for a particular country.

The table below shows which countries have been enhanced, and how, in this release.

  • Reference Data = 212 countries
  • Lexicons = 16 countries
  • Context Rules = 7 countries

For the complete table listing all countries, please visit http://support.loqate.com/support/releasenotes/.

Country Name ISO Code Context Rules Lexicons     Reference Data
AFGHANISTAN AF X
ÅLAND ISLANDS AX
ALBANIA AL X
ALGERIA DZ X
AMERICAN SAMOA AS X
ANDORRA AD X
ANGOLA AO X
ANGUILLA AI X
ANTARCTICA AQ X
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AG X
ARGENTINA AR
ARMENIA AM X
ARUBA AW X
AUSTRALIA AU X X X
AUSTRIA AT X X
AZERBAIJAN AZ X X
BAHAMAS BS X
BAHRAIN BH X
BANGLADESH BD X
BARBADOS BB X
BELARUS BY X
BELGIUM BE
BELIZE BZ X
BENIN BJ X
BERMUDA BM X
BHUTAN BT X
BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BO X
BONAIRE, SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA BQ
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BA
BOTSWANA BW X
BOUVET ISLAND BV
BRAZIL BR X
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY IO X
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BN X
BULGARIA BG X
BURKINA FASO BF X
BURUNDI BI X
CAMBODIA KH X
CAMEROON CM X
CANADA CA X X X
CAPE VERDE CV X
CAYMAN ISLANDS KY X
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CF X
CHAD TD X
CHILE CL X
CHINA CN X X
CHRISTMAS ISLAND CX X
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS CC X
COLOMBIA CO
COMOROS KM X
CONGO CG X
CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CD X
COOK ISLANDS CK X
COSTA RICA CR X
CÔTE D’IVOIRE CI
CROATIA HR
CUBA CU X
CURAÇAO CW X
CYPRUS CY X
CZECH REPUBLIC CZ X
DENMARK DK X
DJIBOUTI DJ X
DOMINICA DM X
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DO
ECUADOR EC
EGYPT EG X
EL SALVADOR SV X
EQUATORIAL GUINEA GQ X
ERITREA ER X
ESTONIA EE
ETHIOPIA ET X
FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) FK x
FAROE ISLANDS FO X
FIJI FJ X
FINLAND FI
FRANCE FR X X X
FRENCH GUIANA GF X
FRENCH POLYNESIA PF X
FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES TF X
GABON GA X
GAMBIA GM X
GEORGIA GE X
GERMANY DE X
GHANA GH X
GIBRALTAR GI X
GREECE GR X
GREENLAND GL X
GRENADA GD X
GUADELOUPE GP X
GUAM GU X
GUATEMALA GT X
GUERNSEY GG X
GUINEA GN X
GUINEA-BISSAU GW X
GUYANA GY
HAITI HT X
HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS HM X
HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) VA X
HONDURAS HN X
HONG KONG HK
HUNGARY HU X
ICELAND IS X
INDIA IN X
INDONESIA ID
IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IR X
IRAQ IQ X
IRELAND IE X X
ISLE OF MAN IM X
ISRAEL IL
ITALY IT X
JAMAICA JM X
JAPAN JP X X
JERSEY JE X
JORDAN JO X
KAZAKHSTAN KZ
KENYA KE X
KIRIBATI KI X
KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KP X
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF KR X X
KUWAIT KW X
KYRGYZSTAN KG X
LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC LA X
LATVIA LV X
LEBANON LB X
LESOTHO LS X
LIBERIA LR X
LIBYA LY X
LIECHTENSTEIN LI
LITHUANIA LT X
LUXEMBOURG LU X
MACAO MO X
MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MK X
MADAGASCAR MG X
MALAWI MW X
MALAYSIA MY
MALDIVES MV X
MALI ML X
MALTA MT X
MARSHALL ISLANDS MH X
MARTINIQUE MQ X
MAURITANIA MR X
MAURITIUS MU X
MAYOTTE YT X
MEXICO MX X
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF FM X
MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF MD X
MONACO MC
MONGOLIA MN X
MONTENEGRO ME X
MONTSERRAT MS X
MOROCCO MA X
MOZAMBIQUE MZ X
MYANMAR MM X
NAMIBIA NA X
NAURU NR X
NEPAL NP X
NETHERLANDS NL X X
NEW CALEDONIA NC X
NEW ZEALAND NZ X
NICARAGUA NI X
NIGER NE X
NIGERIA NG X
NIUE NU X
NORFOLK ISLAND NF X
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS MP X
NORWAY NO X X
OMAN OM X
PAKISTAN PK X
PALAU PW X
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, OCCUPIED PS X
PANAMA PA X
PAPUA NEW GUINEA PG X
PARAGUAY PY X
PERU PE X
PHILIPPINES PH X
PITCAIRN PN
POLAND PL X
PORTUGAL PT X
PUERTO RICO PR X
QATAR QA X
RÉUNION RE X
ROMANIA RO X
RUSSIAN FEDERATION RU X
RWANDA RW
SAINT BARTHÉLEMY BL X
SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA SH X
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS KN X
SAINT LUCIA LC X
SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH PART) MF X
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON PM X
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES VC X
SAMOA WS X
SAN MARINO SM
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ST X
SAUDI ARABIA SA
SENEGAL SN X
SERBIA RS X
SEYCHELLES SC X
SIERRA LEONE SL X
SINGAPORE SG X
SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH PART) SX X
SLOVAKIA SK X
SLOVENIA SI X
SOLOMON ISLANDS SB X
SOMALIA SO X
SOUTH AFRICA ZA
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS GS X
SOUTH SUDAN SS X
SPAIN ES
SRI LANKA LK X
SUDAN SD X
SURINAME SR X
SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN SJ X
SWAZILAND SZ X
SWEDEN SE X
SWITZERLAND CH X
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC SY X
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA TW X
TAJIKISTAN TJ X
TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TZ X
THAILAND TH              X
TIMOR-LESTE TL X
TOGO TG X
TOKELAU TK X
TONGA TO X
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TT X
TUNISIA TN X
TURKEY TR
TURKMENISTAN TM X
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TC X
TUVALU TV X
UGANDA UG
UKRAINE UA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AE X
UNITED KINGDOM GB X X
UNITED STATES US X X X
UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS UM X
URUGUAY UY X
UZBEKISTAN UZ X
VANUATU VU X
VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VE X
VIET NAM VN X
VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH VG X
VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S. VI X
WALLIS AND FUTUNA WF X
WESTERN SAHARA EH X
YEMEN YE X
ZAMBIA ZM
ZIMBABWE ZW X

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