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How can I use LiveAddress API for batch processing?

Question

Last Updated: March 15, 2013

We have an existing thirty- or forty-thousand addresses that we'd like to have cleaned up and then verify any new ones as we receive them. How can we do this with the API?

Answer

Cleanse your existing addresses.

  • Using LiveAddress API, write a script or program that goes through each address in your list and appends it to a query. Submit a query after 100 addresses have been appended, then repeat. (You can submit up to 100 addresses per API request.) How exactly this is done depends entirely on your software, platform, and resources. Consult your local IT guys or do some Googling to find something that works for you.
  • Cleanse any new, incoming addresses. Use the API at your system's point-of-entry to capture addresses as they come in. This way you can save the valid addresses without ever having to worry about invalid data in your organization.

  • If you have further questions, we can probably help. Feel free to contact us about which product will meet your needs the best.