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ConfirmResidency

Checks if a person can be verified as living at an address.

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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/nameappend.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/NameAppend/ConfirmResidency.json

Description

Checks if a person can be found to be living at an address.

Note that a Result of false does not necessarily indicate that the person does not live at the address given. A person may be opted-out of the edited electoral roll and may not appear on the other data sources used to supplement the electoral roll, but may still be resident at the address.

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.
record

record

Details of the name and address to check against the electoral roll. This value as the following properties:

  • Name - set the Title, Forename, MiddleName and Surname properties to indicate the name to validate
  • Address - set the Lines property to the address lines to validate
options

options

An array of options that control further details of how this method operates. See the Advanced Options section below for more information.

Advanced Options

The following options can be specified as part of the option parameter. Each option is specified as a key/value pair. The list of available names is shown below, along with a description of the allowable values for that name.

MatchLevel

MatchLevel

Indicates the level of match that is required. Can be set to the following values:

  • "F" - a full forename and surname match is required
  • "I" - the first initial and surname must match
  • "S" - only the surname has to match
  • "P" - any person at the same premise is allowed to match

Whichever match level is selected, this service will return either that match level or higher when a valid match is found, or None if no match or only matches at a lower than the selected level are found.

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
Result

Result

Indicates if the person has been verified to be living at the requested address

MatchLevel

MatchLevel

Indicates the level of match that was made to the electoral roll. Will be one of the following values:

  • Forename
  • Initial
  • Surname
  • Premise
  • None

Live Demo

record

Name

Sorry, this parameter type is not currently supported in Live Demo

Address

Sorry, this parameter type is not currently supported in Live Demo
options
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