Automating The nCode Reference Data Download

nCode uses reference data published by Canada Post to match and correct your Canadian mailing addresses. Getting the latest monthly reference data update is easy. We email our customers with links to download the new file each month. You just click the link and the file is downloaded right to your PC. Installing the database [...]

Invalid Excluded Address Transition Period

On November 2, 2011, Canada Post announced changes to the transition period for invalid excluded addresses. Background In January 2011, Canada Post introduced Point of Call reference data (“PoCAD”) for use in generating Statement of Accuracy reports. An important feature of the PoCAD data is that it includes much more granular information, in particular, unit [...]

I Got n nCode Error Message. What Do I Do?

Although we do our best to try to avoid it, you might sometimes receive an error message when working with the nCode Workbench (nCodeCfg.exe). When an unanticipated error occurs, you will see a dialog box that looks like this: The standard message is: nCode Configuration Utility An error has occured. The details have been logged [...]

What Should You Do With A Declared Valid Address

In general, an address that is valid (status=”V”) according to nCode is one which already has all of the important address elements. This means nothing important is missing or incorrect. A valid address might need some standardization to fix superficial issues like abbreviating keywords or removing punctuation, but the address elements themselves are complete and correct. A [...]

What Is A “Questionable Address”?

A Questionable Address is one which is not complete or fully accurate, but in most instances will still be deliverable according to Canada Post’s SERP rules. Apartment building addresses are questionable if the mailing addresses do not have a unit number and there are no unit numbers available in the Canada Post reference database. Rural addresses are [...]

What Platforms Are Supported By nCode Web Services?

nCode Web Services edition provides powerful address quality functionality using an interface that is optimized for distributed and web-based systems. Any platform that can use standards-based SOAP/XML web services can use nCode Web Services. You can host nCode Web Services on your own premises. It runs natively on these platforms: Microsoft Windows (XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, [...]

Alberta Wellnet

Client Since: November 2002 Products in Use: nCode Programmers Toolkit Alberta Wellnet is part of the Alberta Department of Health. They traditionally managed name and address information for everyone who was enrolled in the provincial health insurance system centrally within their mainframe system environment using Group/1 and Vality software. Their challenge was to expand the [...]

Point Of Call Reference Data

Point Of Call Canada Post publishes data that lists the official valid mailing addresses in Canada. The most recent version of this data is referred to as “Point of Call”. What is Point of Call data and what does it mean for your organization? Read on to find out… Two Views Of Address Reference Data Prior to January [...]

What Organizations Should Do To Handle Rural Street Addresses

One of the challenges that most organizations face when working with address data is how to handle street addresses in small towns and out in the countryside. Canada Post maintains the official list of all Canadian mailing addresses, but in rural areas, these addresses are rarely street addresses. Instead they are PO Box, Route Service (RR) or [...]

What Are The System Requirements For nCode?

nCode has a very small footprint. As a general guideline, we tell our customers that if a system can run its operating system, it can run our address quality software. Our software runs natively on every major platform and is built from a single common, platform-independent source code base. Specific elements of the nCode suite of address [...]