Guided Address Capture Reference Implementation

The nCode Programmers Toolkit provides many powerful tools that facilitate the efficient capture of accurate, standardized mailing addresses. One of the major advantages of nCode over other address quality products is the breadth and flexibility of the available features. nCode provides address analysis and automatic correction, address searching, as well as address parsing and address [...]

Improved Automated Database Downloading

You may have read our Knowledge Base article Automating Reference Data Downloads, which describes the process of automating the monthly nCode Address Reference Database download process. You can create an unattended download job that let’s you look for reference database updates and download them automatically using the batch scheduling tool of your choice. This mechanism [...]

Address Quality Functions That Efficiently Correct Your Address Data

nCode has many address quality functions that help you efficiently capture, validate and automatically correct all of your Canadian mailing addresses. Since the nCode API is so feature rich, it may not always be easy to know exactly which function is the best one to use in any given situation. This article discusses the various [...]

Configuring The Location Of nCode Reference Data Files

One of the benefits of nCode is that it is highly configurable. One of the options you have for configuring your nCode deployment is that you have several ways to set the location of your nCode address reference data. The nCode address reference database consists of a single file (NCODEREF.DAT) built using the Canada Post [...]

nCode Messages And Status Codes

nCode provides lots of feedback about the status of your addresses and what needs to be done to make them perfect. This article will tell you what kind of information is available and how you can use it. Status Codes When you analyze an address with nCode, it gives you helpful status information. The status [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Can nCode Enforce Standards For Address Layout And Format?

Yes, nCode allows you to define as many different address layouts as your organization requires. Address layouts describe the structure of your address: how many lines are there? Which elements are expected on each line? Is the address information highly structured or free form? You can use address layout configuration presets to describe your input addresses to nCode [...]

How Often Are nCode Program Updates Made Available?

Nova Marketing Group understands that our customers must balance the desire for new features with the need for stability and reliability. Program updates for nCode are made when Canada Post mandates changes and when we build new functionality to meet our customers’ needs. We strive to maintain backward compatibility with older releases in order to avoid [...]

What Programming Languages Can Be Used To Access nCode Functionality?

Virtually any programming language can be used to access nCode’s powerful address quality functionality. This includes: C, C++ Java – using Java Native Interface (JNI) VB, VB.NET C# PERL Ruby Python PHP PowerBuilder Delphi COBOL RGP …and many, others. Any language that can access DLLs, callable libraries or SOAP-based web services can use nCode.