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How Do I Use MapPoint To Verify That An Address Is Valid?

This is a discussion on How Do I Use MapPoint To Verify That An Address Is Valid? within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Greetings! I am both new to MapPoint and VisualStudio .NET, which I only recently began working with. I want to ...

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    nh_capricorn is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    How Do I Use MapPoint To Verify That An Address Is Valid?



    Greetings!

    I am both new to MapPoint and VisualStudio .NET, which I only recently began working with.

    I want to use MapPoint Web Service to verify that an address is valid.

    The steps I am taking are as follows:

    Query the database, which yields a result set containing multiple addresses.

    Iterate through the result set, record by record, verifying each address.

    If the address is valid, changed the value of the checked field for that record.

    The records are in the following format:

    Address, City 1, City 2, City 3, City 4

    Four attempts would be made for each record, with the city being different for each one.

    For example, the first attempt would be Address + City 1, the second attempt would be Address + City 2... and so on.

    Once a valid address is found, a checked field is updated.

    I am going to be writing this using Visual Studio .NET 2002 (Enterprise Architect) with C# as the language of choice. I am using Access as a database.

    I would appreciate any guidance regarding the use of the MapPoint API to validate an address: code samples would be especially appreciated.

    Thank You!

    nhc

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    MapPoint would not know if an address is valid, you might check GreatData or MelissaData to see if they have a product which can do this.

    About the best that the MapPoint Web Service could do is tell you if the street and address range exists, but it would not tell you if there is an actual business or residence at the address.

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    nh_capricorn is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Verifying Street and Address Range

    Eric,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I should have worded my question a bit more clearly. Verifying the street and address range is exactly what I am trying to do.

    Do you know of any code examples that demonstrate how this is done?

    nhc

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