nCode Programmers Toolkit Overview

The nCode Programmers Toolkit is perfect for anyone who wants to enhance their in-house applications and packaged software with efficient, powerful address management capabilities. Anyone who is looking for a more effective and efficient way of gathering, maintaining and employing address data will benefit from the nCode Toolkit.

The nCode Toolkit is simple to use and easy to implement, integrating easily into your existing software applications on any platform. The nCode Toolkit delivers significant hard-dollar benefits that make it incredibly cost effective. It's a proven, robust solution used by many high profile organizations for many years. The focused expertise of our team and our commitment to customer service means you can count on us to help you get the most out of nCode.

Product Features

The nCode Toolkit has the features you're looking for:

  • Address verification: nCode uses Canada Post's address reference data to verify your addresses to a very high degree of accuracy.
  • Fully automated or manual address correction: You can configure nCode to correct addresses automatically, thereby eliminating manual intervention. If you prefer, nCode will tell you what is wrong with an address and even give you suggestions for making the address valid.
  • Automatic reformatting of addresses to your or Canada Post's standards: Define as many address formats as your business requires. nCode quickly and easily transforms your addresses into any format.
  • Address searching and postal code lookup: nCode has powerful and flexible searching features that let you search for valid Canadian postal addresses at any level, using any partial information.
  • Bilingual address support: nCode completely supports accents, translation of address keywords and French addressing conventions.
  • Monthly updates of the reference database based on the latest Canada Post data. With nCode, you always have the very latest address information.

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Technical Highlights

nCode's advanced technology delivers superior results:

  • Coded in C++ to assure maximum performance, nCode provides over 240 API's (Application Program Interfaces) to give you all the power and flexibility you need to do any job. Despite all this power, nCode is easy to use. Most applications require fewer than two dozen of nCode's API's.
  • Canada Post's 370MB+ Postal Code Address Data (PCAD) file is compressed and indexed into the tiny 20MB nCode address reference database, which facilitates memory-resident processing for the highest possible throughput with no physical file I/O.
  • A single source code base supports all platforms including Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, IBM i (AS/400) and z/OS (MVS).
  • Full technical documentation and extensive working sample code is provided.

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Recommended For

The nCode Programmers Toolkit is perfect for:

  • Processing addresses interactively, with live feedback to the end-user. It's perfect for address data capture processes.
  • Processing addresses in a customized batch process.
  • Monolithic, server based/back-office systems and desktop based solutions.