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FindAddress

Finds addresses using a fuzzy free-text search.

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To connect to this service you'll need to use one of these endpoints:

WSDL
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/addresscapture.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/AddressCapture/FindAddress.json

Description

Finds details of an address matching the search criteria. The search is performed using the town, street and building parameters. The town parameter is required, and at least one of the street and building parameters must also be specified.

The search is performed using fuzzy matching, so some amount of misspelling is allowed, although exact matches will be preferred.

Parameters

The following parameters can be supplied to this method

username

username

See the available authentication methods. If you are using username & password authentication, specify the username to authenticate as. If you are using API Key authentication and you are not using the JSON, Javascript or ADO APIs, use your API Key here with the prefix apikey-, e.g. apikey-ABCD-1234-EFGH-5678
password

password

If you are using username & password authentication, specify the password to use for authentication. Otherwise leave this blank.
licence

licence

As the Royal Mail PAF database can be licensed in multiple ways, this parameter indicates under which license you are accessing the data. This must match the variant you have a license or credits for - if you are unsure which option to choose, please contact your account manager

town

town

The name of the town to search in.

street

street

The name of the street to find in the town

building

building

The name of the building or organisation to find in the town or street

Results

This method returns an object containing the following fields:

Status

Status

Indicates whether the method call was successful, or if some error occurred. If the Success field is true, the other results described below can be used to get the results of the method. If Success is false, some error occurred in calling the method, such as the authentication failed or the account is out of credits. The details of the error can be obtained from the ErrorMessage field, and any other results should be ignored
Results

Results

Contains an array of addresses that match the query. Each address is returned with a Description, which contains a partial, human-readable version of the address, and an ID which can be supplied to the FetchAddress method to get the full details of the address

Live Demo

licence
town
street
building
options No options are currently supported by this method
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Sample Code

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