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Important Announcements

Connecticut County FIPS - June 05, 2024

The Census has adopted nine planning reasons for the state of Connecticut in replacement of the original eight counties. While this has already taken effect and returned in Melissa products using Census data, the USPS has recently implemented this change. Starting with this update, the County FIPS and name will reflect the nine newer county equivalents.

General Information

Release Frequency: Monthly

Release Date: Monday of the last full work week of the month.

Next Release Date: June 24, 2024

Build History

2024.05

Released on: May 28, 2024

Address Object Version 17824

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

  • None
Database Date
National Database 05/01/2024
RBDI Database 05/01/2024
Address+ 05/01/2024
Canadian Database 05/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2024.04

Released on: Apri 22, 2024

Address Object Version 17824

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 04/01/2024
RBDI Database 04/01/2024
Address+ 04/01/2024
Canadian Database 04/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2024.03

Released on: March 25, 2024

Address Object Version 17824

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 03/01/2024
RBDI Database 03/01/2024
Address+ 03/01/2024
Canadian Database 03/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • In rare cases the Address object would crash when the SuiteLink data files weren't initialiazed.

Security

  • None

2024.02

Released on: March 8, 2024

Address Object Version 17824

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None
Database Date
National Database 02/01/2024
RBDI Database 02/01/2024
Address+ 02/01/2024
Canadian Database 02/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • In rare cases, the Address object would crash when the SuiteLink data files weren't initialized.

Security

  • None

Released on: February 19, 2024

Address Object Version 17816

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 02/01/2024
RBDI Database 02/01/2024
Address+ 02/01/2024
Canadian Database 02/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Improved on identifying Street and Highrise addresses.

  • Various edge cases have been improved regarding base\alternate addresses.

  • Improved our abbreviation logic to identify "LA vs Los Angeles" and "NY vs New York" when the address range is invalid.

  • Enhanced the recognition of Urbanization in the address2 line.

Security

  • None

2024.01

Released on: January 22, 2024

Address Object Version 17801

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

  • The Windows DLLs have been compiled with the Visual Studio 2022.
Database Date
National Database 01/01/2024
RBDI Database 01/01/2024
Address+ 01/01/2024
Canadian Database 01/15/2024

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Various edge cases have been improved.

Security

  • None

2023.12

Released on: December 26, 2023

Address Object Version 17801

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

  • The Windows DLLs have been compiled with the Visual Studio 2022.
Database Date
National Database 12/01/2023
RBDI Database 12/01/2023
Address+ 12/01/2023
Canadian Database 12/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Various edge cases have been improved.

Security

  • None

2023.11

Released on: November 20, 2023

Address Object Version 17800

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

  • The Windows DLLs have been compiled with the Visual Studio 2022.
Database Date
National Database 11/01/2023
RBDI Database 11/01/2023
Address+ 11/01/2023
Canadian Database 11/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Some foreign country codes weren't being recognized.

Security

  • None

2023.10

Released on: October 24, 2023

Address Object Version 17782

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 10/01/2023
RBDI Database 10/01/2023
Address 10/01/2023
Canadian Database 10/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Invalid or unnecessary sub premises were returning miscalculated address keys (Delivery Point, Delivery Point Check Digit)

  • In some cases some extraneous information was not being returned in the Parsed Garbage output property.

  • The MAK was not being cleared when submitting a foreign country code mixed in with US addresses.

Security

  • None

2023.09

Released on: September 25, 2023

Address Object Version 17766

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 09/01/2023
RBDI Database 09/01/2023
Address 09/01/2023
Canadian Database 09/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • In some rare cases having extraneous data would casue the object to crash (Canada only).

Security

  • None

2023.08

Released on: September 1, 2023

Address Object Version 17763

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 08/01/2023
Canadian Database 08/15/2023
RBDI Database 08/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Having only a "." in the address2 property would cause the object to crash.

Security

  • None

Released on: August 21, 2023

Address Object Version 17752

Added

  • Updated Wrappers

Changed

Database Date
National Database 08/01/2023
Canadian Database 08/15/2023
RBDI Database 08/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Improved result code reporting for missing Private mail Box(PMB).

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes; Unique zip code addreeses, Secondary addreeses with "Dept of"

Security

  • None

2023.07

Released on: July 24, 2023

Address Object Version 17731

Added

  • None

Changed

Database Date
National Database 07/01/2023
Canadian Database 07/15/2023
RBDI Database 06/15/2023

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • In some cases verified CMRA addresses with the suite indicator (Ste) were being moved to the Private Mail Box Property(PMB)

Security

  • None

2023.06

Released on: July 03, 2023

Address Object Version 17728

Added

  • New Released Web Service

    Releases Web Service allows users to securely and efficiently download data files, object binaries, and other collateral files from Melissa.

    This service enables users to automate the process of updating their data by allowing them to script the download of specific files rather than downloading the entire zip file.

    Additionally, file versioning is provided, making it easier to download historical data if necessary.

    For example, users are able to download the data files specific for Address Object plus the correct Windows object library and any wrappers required, without needing to download the entire zip archive.

    To ensure the security and integrity of the data being downloaded, Releases Web Service requires the user's subscription license.

    Documentation can be found here

  • New Melissa Updater CLI Application

    Melissa also offers an open-source command-line interface (CLI) for Windows and Linux. The CLI simplifies the update process by providing a simple interface to consume the Releases web service.

    Instead of scheduling a custom process, you can schedule simplified console commands.

    Documentation can be found here

  • New DQSuite-Downloader Script

    New DQSuite-Downloader Script has been made to download the Data Quality Suite files that you need without downloading the entire zip file.

    Downloader scripts can be found here

  • New Method

    • const char GetOutputParameter(const char);
  • New Parameters

Available Parameters
"CMRA"
"PBSA"
"Vacant"
"ZipIncludedIn3553"
"DropIndicator"
"ThrowBack"
"DeliveryDays"
"NoStatIndicator"
"NoStatReasonCode"
"DPVConfirmationCode"
"EnhancedDPVCode"
"NoSecureLocation"
"DoorNotAccessible"
"FalseTable"
  • New Result Codes
Code Short Description Long Description
AS04 Proprietary Address Format The address uses a proprietary addressing scheme where only the format could be validated
AS23 Extraneous Suite Information Extraneous information not used in verifying the address was found. This information was returned in the suite field
AS25 Unique ZIP code The address contains a USPS unique ZIP code which means any address be marked as deliverable
AS26 Unknown Data Moved to ParsedGarbage The input contains data that could not be identified. That data is returned in the ParsedGarbage/AddressExtras field
AS27 Phantom Route address Addresses that are assigned to a phantom route of R777 or R779

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • CASS Cycle O Update (Effective August 1st)
      • PO Box™Only Delivery Zones
      • 5-Digit ZIP Validation
      • PBSA –PO Box Street Address Identifier
      • CMRA –PMB Identifier & DPV®Confirmation
      • Single Trailing Alpha on a Primary Number
      • Deliverable Street / Highrise Default
      • SuiteLink® Requirements
      • Military Addressing
      • Cross State Addresses
      • DPV®& DSF2®Flags R777/R779Phantom Route Matching
      • TotalDPS
      • Informed Addressing

Detailed descriptions are available in the CASS CycleO Technical Guide at https://postalpro.usps.com/certifications/cass

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • Removed the "extras" directory

    Removed
    extras\Adobe
    extras\dashboard
    extras\redist
    extras\scripts
    extras\Fonts

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2023.05

Released on: May 22, 2023

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2023.04

Released on: April 24, 2023

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2023.03

Released on: March 27, 2023

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2023.02

Released on: February 20, 2023

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Address Object and the 118th Congressional District Information

    • Congressional District numbers and the addresses they are assigned to are maintain and distributed by the USPS. This data for the 118th congress was first made available in the January 2023 release of Address Object. Since then, we have noticed some additional updates and corrections from the USPS in relation to congressional district numbers that they provide. We expect that the February and March updates will contain changes and fixes to the congressional district data. The USPS has not made any announcements about this, however we will continue to monitor and provide updates as we get them.
  • Interface changes

    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2023.01

Released on: January 23, 2023

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.12

Released on: December 26, 2022

Address Object Version 17552

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • In some cases, Canadian MAK numbers weren't being returned when the Suite was invalid or not needed
    • SOA Form wasn't calculating correctly with only a Canadian license string
    • Long addresses were taking too long to validate (US Only)
    • In rare cases multiple repeated address inputs were causing the object to crash (US Only)
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated our data to handle city\state and zip code boundaries (US only)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.11

Released on: November 21, 2022

Address Object Version 17499

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • Improved U.S and Canadian accuracy for addresses not containing or invalid suprimise indicators
    • Improved validating multiple city names associated to variious Canadian addresses
    • Strengthen our Canadian soundexing logic
    • Upgraded NON-USPS data
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated U.S CASS Form 3553
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.10

Released on: October 24, 2022

Address Object Version 17499

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • Improved U.S and Canadian accuracy for addresses not containing or invalid suprimise indicators
    • Improved validating multiple city names associated to variious Canadian addresses
    • Strengthen our Canadian soundexing logic
    • Upgraded NON-USPS data
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated U.S CASS Form 3553
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.09

Released on: September 26, 2022

Address Object Version 17499

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • Improved U.S and Canadian accuracy for addresses not containing or invalid suprimise indicators
    • Improved validating multiple city names associated to variious Canadian addresses
    • Strengthen our Canadian soundexing logic
    • Upgraded NON-USPS data
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated U.S CASS Form 3553
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.08

Released on: August 22, 2022

Address Object Version 17499

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • Improved U.S and Canadian accuracy for addresses not containing or invalid suprimise indicators
    • Improved validating multiple city names associated to variious Canadian addresses
    • Strengthen our Canadian soundexing logic
    • Upgraded NON-USPS data
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated U.S CASS Form 3553
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.07

Released on: July 25, 2022

Address Object Version 17499

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes

    • Improved U.S and Canadian accuracy for addresses not containing or invalid suprimise indicators
    • Improved validating multiple city names associated to variious Canadian addresses
    • Strengthen our Canadian soundexing logic
    • Upgraded NON-USPS data
    • Continue making speed performances for Canadian addresses
    • Updated U.S CASS Form 3553
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.06

Released on: June 20, 2022

Address Object Version 17426

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Functionality changes
    • Improved speed performance with Canadian addresses
    • Miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • In rare cases some US addresses would cause the object to stalland crash
  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2022.05

Released on: May 23, 2022

Address Object Version 17426

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: Improved speed performance with Canadian addresses.
    • Fixed: Miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed: In rare cases some US addresses would cause the object to stall and crash.

Security

  • None

2022.04

Released on: April 25, 2022

Address Object Version 17426

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: Improved speed performance with Canadian addresses.
    • Fixed: Miscellaneous Canadian addresses.
    • Fixed: In rare cases some US addresses would cause the object to stall and crash.

Security

  • None

2022.03

Released on: March 21, 2022

Address Object Version 17426

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes
    • Updated Linux compilers

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: Improved speed performance with Canadian addresses.
    • Fixed: Miscellaneous Canadian addresses.
    • Fixed: In rare cases some US addresses would cause the object to stall and crash.

Security

  • None

2022.02

Released on: February 21, 2022

Address Object Version 17401

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • Updated Linux compilers
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: In some cases Canadian address errors(AE*) were returning a MAK number.
    • Fixed: A few Canadian city names were returning a "." at end of the city name.
    • Fixed: In some cases Canadian addresses weren't returning the Extraneous Information(AS23) result code.

Security

  • None

2022.01

Released on: January 24, 2022

Address Object Version 17383

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: A few Canadian city names weren't being validated with "-" in between the 2 names (Durham-Sud).
    • Fixed: In rare cases during the Linux installation objects weren't able to initialize the U.S data files.
    • Fixed: Updated the LastLine input to validate a space in between the postal code and the plus4 (92688 2112)

Security

  • None

2021.12

Released on: December 27, 2021

Address Object Version 17383

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed: A few Canadian city names weren't being validated with "-" in between the 2 names (Durham-Sud).
    • Fixed: In rare cases during the Linux installation objects weren't able to initialize the U.S data files.
    • Fixed: Updated the LastLine input to validate a space in between the postal code and the plus4 (92688 2112)

Security

  • None

2021.11

Released on: November 15, 2021

Address Object Version 17341

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed a crash with addresses containing multiple PO Pox's in the address1 and address2 input properties
    • Fixed - In some cases "BLV" wasn't being identified as a suffix.

Security

  • None

2021.10

Released on: October 25, 2021

Address Object Version 17341

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed a crash with addresses containing multiple PO Pox's in the address1 and address2 input properties
    • Fixed - In some cases "BLV" wasn't being identified as a suffix.

Security

  • None

2021.09

Released on: September 20, 2021

Address Object Version 17341

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed a crash with addresses containing multiple PO Pox's in the address1 and address2 input properties
    • Fixed - In some cases "BLV" wasn't being identified as a suffix.

Security

  • None

2021.08

Released on: August 30, 2021

Address Object Version 17341

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed a crash with addresses containing multiple PO Pox's in the address1 and address2 input properties
    • Fixed - In some cases "BLV" wasn't being identified as a suffix.

Security

  • None

2021.07

Released on: July 27, 2021

Address Object Version 17296

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses

Security

  • None

2021.06

Released on: June 21, 2021

Address Object Version 17296

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses

Security

  • None

2021.05

Released on: May 24, 2021

Address Object Version 17236

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes -Fixed US addresses due improper post directions
    • Fixed Canadian addresses regarding NEUF suffix
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresse

Security

  • None

2021.04

Released on: April 19, 2021

Address Object Version 17236

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed US addresses due improper post directions
    • Fixed Canadian addresses regarding NEUF suffix
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses

Security

  • None

2021.03

Released on: March 22, 2021

Address Object Version 17236

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Updated our AIX XLC and GCC platforms

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's

-Data file changes - Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • Removed some our older HPUX platforms.

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed US addresses due improper post directions
    • Fixed Canadian addresses regarding NEUF suffix
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses

Security

  • None

2021.02

Released on: February 22, 2021

Address Object Version 17236

Added

  • New ZLinux library for Address API only

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • PMB modifications for CMRA's

-Data file changes - Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • Removed some our older HPUX platforms.

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed US addresses due improper post directions
    • Fixed Canadian addresses regarding NEUF suffix
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses

Security

  • None

2021.01

Released on: January 25, 2021

Address Object Version 17207

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled

Security

  • None

2020.12

Released on: December 21, 2020

Address Object Version 17207

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled

Security

  • None

2020.11

Released on: November 23, 2020

Address Object Version 17207

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled

Security

  • None

2020.10

Released on: October 26, 2020

Address Object Version 17207

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • PMB modifications for CMRA's
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled

Security

  • None

2020.09

Released on: September 21, 2020

Address Object Version 17166

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • US unique zip code logic changes
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed CMR capitalization
    • Fixed addresses that weren't returning MAK numbers
    • Fixed Address Object CRASH on windows when running multiple threads with SuiteFinder Enabled
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses

Security

  • None

2020.08

Released on: August 24, 2020

Address Object Version 17166

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • US unique zip code logic changes
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed CMR capitalization
    • Fixed addresses that weren't returning MAK numbers
    • Fixed Address Object CRASH on windows when running multiple threads with SuiteFinder Enabled
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses

Security

  • None

2020.07

Released on: July 20, 2020

Address Object Version 17166

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • US unique zip code logic changes
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed CMR capitalization
    • Fixed addresses that weren't returning MAK numbers
    • Fixed Address Object CRASH on windows when running multiple threads with SuiteFinder Enabled
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses

Security

  • None

2020.06

Released on: June 22, 2020

Address Object Version 17166

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • US unique zip code logic changes
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous US addresses
    • Fixed CMR capitalization
    • Fixed addresses that weren't returning MAK numbers
    • Fixed Address Object CRASH on windows when running multiple threads with SuiteFinder Enabled
    • Fixed when running multiple threads with mdElot Enabled
    • Fixed miscellaneous Canadian addresses

Security

  • None

2020.05

Released on: May 25, 2020

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2020.04

Released on: April 20, 2020

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2020.03

Released on: March 23, 2020

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2020.02

Released on: February 24, 2020

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2020.01

Released on: January 20, 2020

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2019.12

Released on: December 23, 2019

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2019.11

Released on: November 25, 2019

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2019.10

Released on: October 21, 2019

Address Object Version 17058

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Improved FindSuggestions
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes

    • Fixed miscellaneous addresses

Security

  • None

2019.09

Released on: September 23, 2019

Address Object Version 3333

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.08

Released on: August 26, 2019

Address Object Version 3333

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.07

Released on: July 22, 2019

Address Object Version 3333

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.06

Released on: June 24, 2019

Address Object Version 3333

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.05

Released on: May 20, 2019

Address Object Version 3274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.04

Released on: April 22, 2019

Address Object Version 3274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.03

Released on: March 25, 2019

Address Object Version 3274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.02

Released on: February 18, 2019

Address Object Version 3274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2019.01

Released on: January 21, 2019

Address Object Version 3274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
    • In some rare cases abnormal addresses were causing the address object to crash.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.12

Released on: December 24, 2018

Address Object Version 3252

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Better identifies secondary addresses within the Address2 input property.
    • Enhanced to correct addresses previously misidentified as Post Office Box address, designated as a P.O. Box™ Street Address (PBSA)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.11

Released on: November 19, 2018

Address Object Version 3243

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Added more Non-USPS data
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Minor bug fixes

Security

  • None

2018.10

Released on: October 22, 2018

Address Object Version 3240

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Added more Non-USPS data
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Minor bug fixes

Security

  • None

2018.09

Released on: September 24, 2018

Address Object Version 3224

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.08

Released on: August 20, 2018

Address Object Version 3205

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Our Non-USPS data is now using a new source
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.07

Released on: July 23, 2018

Address Object Version 3190

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Our Non-USPS data is now using a new source
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.06

Released on: June 25, 2018

Address Object Version 3182

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Our Non-USPS data is now using a new source
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.05

Released on: May 21, 2018

Address Object Version 3165

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Address Object can now recognize this address input format (123 Main Ave Ste 1-2) where the Ste 1 address is a CMRA and the 2 is the private mailbox number.
    • We now return MAK numbers for Canadian Addresses
    • MAK (Melissa Address Key) is a new output available only from Melissa data. The MAK is a time persistent key that identifies an address with a unique number. This number will stay attached to that address and will not change even if parts of that address change. This is what sets the MAK apart from our current AddressKey output. With AddressKey, if an address changes zip code, their AddressKey would change. Under MAK, it will not. So, MAK is a good way to permanently identify and locate addresses. With this new system, there are two new outputs available.

    • MAK

      • The Melissa Address Key number for this address
    • BASEMAK

      • This will give you the unique MAK number for the building, if the MAK address is a suite or apartment address.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.04

Released on: April 23, 2018

Address Object Version 3163

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • Address Object can now recognize this address input format (123 Main Ave Ste 1-2) where the Ste 1 address is a CMRA and the 2 is the private mailbox number.
    • We now return MAK numbers for Canadian Addresses
    • MAK (Melissa Address Key) is a new output available only from Melissa data. The MAK is a time persistent key that identifies an address with a unique number. This number will stay attached to that address and will not change even if parts of that address change. This is what sets the MAK apart from our current AddressKey output. With AddressKey, if an address changes zip code, their AddressKey would change. Under MAK, it will not. So, MAK is a good way to permanently identify and locate addresses. With this new system, there are two new outputs available.

    • MAK

      • The Melissa Address Key number for this address
    • BASEMAK

      • This will give you the unique MAK number for the building, if the MAK address is a suite or apartment address.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.03

Released on: March 26, 2018

Address Object Version 3145

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality Changes

    • We now return MAK numbers for Canadian Addresses
    • MAK (Melissa Address Key) is a new output available only from Melissa data. The MAK is a time persistent key that identifies an address with a unique number. This number will stay attached to that address and will not change even if parts of that address change. This is what sets the MAK apart from our current AddressKey output. With AddressKey, if an address changes zip code, their AddressKey would change. Under MAK, it will not. So, MAK is a good way to permanently identify and locate addresses. With this new system, there are two new outputs available.

    • MAK

      • The Melissa Address Key number for this address
    • BASEMAK

      • This will give you the unique MAK number for the building, if the MAK address is a suite or apartment address.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.02

Released on: February 19, 2018

Address Object Version 3067

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2018.01

Released on: January 22, 2018

Address Object Version 3067

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.12

Released on: December 26, 2017

Address Object Version 3067

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.11

Released on: November 20, 2017

Address Object Version 3067

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.10

Released on: October 23, 2017

Address Object Version 3037

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.09

Released on: September 25, 2017

Address Object Version 3037

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.08

Released on: August 21, 2017

Address Object Version 3023

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2017.07

Released on: July 24, 2017

Address Object Version 3008

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • CASS report has been updated along with some PS_3553 properties.
    • Address Object will now except US Territories as a valid Country code and will return the propert 2 letter ISO code.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.06

Released on: June 26, 2017

Address Object Version 2980

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Address Object will now except US Territories as a valid Country code.
    • Improving accuracy on identifying Business and residential addresses(RBDI)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.05

Released on: May 22, 2017

Address Object Version 2980

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Address Object will now except US Territories as a valid Country code.
    • Improving accuracy on identifying Business and residential addresses(RBDI)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.04

Released on: April 24, 2017

Address Object Version 2961

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Upadated addresses on state line borders that were returning an incorrect county name and FIPS codes.
    • Improving accuracy on identifying Business and residential addresses(RBDI)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.03

Released on: March 27, 2017

Address Object Version 2951

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Upadated addresses on state line borders that were returning an incorrect county name and FIPS codes.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.02

Released on: February 20, 2017

Address Object Version 2931

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2017.01

Released on: January 23, 2017

Address Object Version 2921

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.12

Released on: December 26, 2016

Address Object Version 2896

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Reporting the correct result codes for Canadian addresses with Range errors.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.11

Released on: November 21, 2016

Address Object Version 2866

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • New ResultCode AS11 – PBSA Address – A Post Office Box address with a street style address instead of the normal PO Box # address format.
    • Improved reporting back the correct result code for Canadian addresses with missing suites or incorrect suite.
    • We have had to revert some of the recent changes that increased the number of addresses identified as a business or a residence due to a small percentages of these changes being incorrect. You should see more Unknowns but should also remove these erroneous classifications. We will be working to improve business and residential identification again and improve it step by step.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.10

Released on: October 24, 2016

Address Object Version 2866

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • New ResultCode AS11 – PBSA Address – A Post Office Box address with a street style address instead of the normal PO Box # address format.
    • Improved reporting back the correct result code for Canadian addresses with missing suites or incorrect suite.
    • We have had to revert some of the recent changes that increased the number of addresses identified as a business or a residence due to a small percentages of these changes being incorrect. You should see more Unknowns but should also remove these erroneous classifications. We will be working to improve business and residential identification again and improve it step by step.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.09

Released on: September 26, 2016

Address Object Version 2819

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • We have had to revert some of the recent changes that increased the number of addresses identified as a business or a residence due to a small percentages of these changes being incorrect. You should see more Unknowns but should also remove these erroneous classifications. We will be working to improve business and residential identification again and improve it step by step.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.08

Released on: August 22, 2016

Address Object Version 2804

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Upper/Lower casing improvements in parsed properties
    • SQL extended procedure fix for 64-bit platform
    • Enhancements in Residential and Business notification(RBDI)
    • Speed improvements with Canadian addresser in ZipData and Street Data interface only.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.07

Released on: July 25, 2016

Address Object Version 2819

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • We have had to revert some of the recent changes that increased the number of addresses identified as a business or a residence due to a small percentages of these changes being incorrect. You should see more Unknowns but should also remove these erroneous classifications. We will be working to improve business and residential identification again and improve it step by step.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.06

Released on: June 20, 2016

Address Object Version 2804

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Upper/Lower casing improvements in parsed properties
    • SQL extended procedure fix for 64-bit platform
    • Enhancements in Residential and Business notification(RBDI)
    • Speed improvements with Canadian addresser in ZipData and Street Data interface only.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous address fixes.

Security

  • None

2016.05

Released on: May 23, 2016

Address Object Version 2788

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • New result code AS24
  • Funtionality changes

    • Address Object now has the ability to identify USPS DOOR NOT ACCESSIBLE(DNA) Addresses.
    • A New result code(AS24) will be appended when the object identifies a DNA address.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update
    • Address Object now requires a new data file dph.hsn when initializing DPV.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fix some unique addresses that were taking a bit too long to verify.

Security

  • None

2016.04

Released on: April 25, 2016

Address Object Version 2777

Added

  • Added new methods and properties.
    SetPathToAddrKeyDataFiles()
    GetMelissaAddressKey()
    GetMelissaAddressKeyBase()
    

Changed

  • Interface changes

    • New result code AS24
  • Funtionality changes

    • MAK (Melissa Address Key) is a new output available only from Melissa data. The MAK is a time persistent key that identifies an address with a unique number. This number will stay attached to that address and will not change even if parts of that address change. This is what sets the MAK apart from our current AddressKey output. With AddressKey, if an address changes zip code, zip+4, or gets a new delivery point, their AddressKey would change. Under MAK, it will not. So, MAK is a good way to permanently identify and locate addresses. With this new system, there are two new outputs available.
      • MAK – The Melissa Address Key number for this address
      • BASEMAK – This will give you the unique MAK number for the building, if the MAK address is a suite or apartment address.
    • SetUseUSPSPreferredCityNames() have been modified to return the USPS preferred city name.
    • Improved casing with parse fields.
    • Address object now has the ability to identify Post Office Box Street Addresses(PBSA)
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update
    • New MAK Data Files(mdAddrKey.db)

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed Canadian addresses where the result code is returning AS02 and the verify method returns "False"
  • Fixed 32 bit only crash with junk data in the address line.

Security

  • None

2016.03

Released on: March 21, 2016

Address Object Version 2735

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Address object is now certified in Canadians Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP). This release of Address Object will use the new Point of Call data from (mdCanadaPOC.db) to validate postal addresses and generate Statements of Accuracy (SOA). The Point of Call data is much more accurate and can identify all deliverable addresses in Canada. However, this also means a significantly increased file size as well as some speed loss due to this new bigger data file.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update
    • Renamed mdCanada3.db to mdCanadaPOC.db

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2016.02

Released on: February 22, 2016

Address Object Version 2735

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Address object is now certified in Canadians Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP). This release of Address Object will use the new Point of Call data from (mdCanadaPOC.db) to validate postal addresses and generate Statements of Accuracy (SOA). The Point of Call data is much more accurate and can identify all deliverable addresses in Canada. However, this also means a significantly increased file size as well as some speed loss due to this new bigger data file.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update
    • Renamed mdCanada3.db to mdCanadaPOC.db

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2016.01

Released on: January 25, 2016

Address Object Version 2710

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Improved and Simplified Change codes.
    • Corrected a slight number of addresses on state line borders that were returning an incorrect county name and FIPS codes.
    • Improved casing and standardization.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash with particular addresses and SetUseUSPSPreferredCityNames to true.

Security

  • None

2015.12

Released on: December 21, 2015

Address Object Version 2710

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Funtionality changes

    • Improved and Simplified Change codes.
    • Corrected a slight number of addresses on state line borders that were returning an incorrect county name and FIPS codes.
    • Improved casing and standardization.
  • Data file changes

    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash with particular addresses and SetUseUSPSPreferredCityNames to true.

Security

  • None

2015.10

Released on: October 26, 2015

Address Object Version 2647

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Data file changes
    • Data Update

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed In rare cases the object was hanging-up when inputting special characters embedded in the address.

  • Fixed a crash when entering long strings of characters with spaces at the end.

  • Fix 4 properties that were not linking properly in the C interface.
    mdAddrGetSOAAAExpiryDate
    mdAddrGetSOAAAPercentage
    mdAddrGetSOASoftwareInfo
    mdAddrGetSOATotalRecords
    

Security

  • None

2015.08

Released on: August 24, 2015

Address Object Version 2628

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fix an address that caused the object to freeze "North York Rd"

Security

  • None

2015.07

Released on: July 27, 2015

Address Object Version 2613

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved coding suites with "-" and "/"
      • Example "Apt 1/2", "Suite 1-A"

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fix address to verify "15 West Wood Rd" to "15 Westwood Rd"

Security

  • None

2015.06

Released on: June 22, 2015

Address Object Version 2575

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • In rare cases some Canadian address were causing the address engine to crash
    • Improved coding with Alias records.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2015.04

Released on: April 20, 2015

Address Object Version 2554

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • In rare cases some Canadian address were causing the address engine to crash
    • Improved coding with Alias records.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2015.03

Released on: March 23, 2015

Address Object Version 2502

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Address Object now supports generating the CASS form in PDF format in addition to HTML. Simply name the file with a .PDF extension to make the object save in PDF format.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2015.02

Released on: February 23, 2015

Address Object Version 2502

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Address Object now supports generating the CASS form in PDF format in addition to HTML. Simply name the file with a .PDF extension to make the object save in PDF format.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2015.01

Released on: January 26, 2015

Address Object Version 2502

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Address Object now supports generating the CASS form in PDF format in addition to HTML. Simply name the file with a .PDF extension to make the object save in PDF format.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.12

Released on: December 22, 2014

Address Object Version 2431

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.11

Released on: November 24, 2014

Address Object Version 2431

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.10

Released on: October 27, 2014

Address Object Version 2431

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.09

Released on: September 22, 2014

Address Object Version 2431

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.08

Released on: August 25, 2014

Address Object Version 2420

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.07

Released on: July 21, 2014

Address Object Version 2408

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • AE17 is no longer returned for unnecessary suites. It confused many people being an AE code when it really does not affect deliverability. It is now part of the AS23 code that indicates extraneous information.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Misc fixes
  • Fixed issues with Suitefinder where the incorrect suite name can be appended when a complex has multiple suite names with the same suite range.

Security

  • None

2014.06

Released on: June 23, 2014

Address Object Version 2381

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • AE17 is no longer returned for unnecessary suites. It confused many people being an AE code when it really does not affect deliverability. It is now part of the AS23 code that indicates extraneous information.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed issues with Suitefinder where the incorrect suite name can be appended when a complex has multiple suite names with the same suite range.

Security

  • None

2014.06

Released on: May 26, 2014

Address Object Version 2381

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • AE17 is no longer returned for unnecessary suites. It confused many people being an AE code when it really does not affect deliverability. It is now part of the AS23 code that indicates extraneous information.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed issues with Suitefinder where the incorrect suite name can be appended when a complex has multiple suite names with the same suite range.

Security

  • None

2014.05

Released on: May 26, 2014

Address Object Version 2381

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • AE17 is no longer returned for unnecessary suites. It confused many people being an AE code when it really does not affect deliverability. It is now part of the AS23 code that indicates extraneous information.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed issues with Suitefinder where the incorrect suite name can be appended when a complex has multiple suite names with the same suite range.

Security

  • None

2014.04

Released on: April 21, 2014

Address Object Version 2362

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes

    • Improved our soundexing algorithm to code more records
    • AE17 is no longer returned for unnecessary suites. It confused many people being an AE code when it really does not affect deliverability. It is now part of the AS23 code that indicates extraneous information.
  • Data file changes

    • Significantly increased the size of the SuiteFinder database. This will allow us to append more suites than before.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed display issue with the CASS HTML form
  • Misc fixes
  • Fixed bug where some addresses would take a very long time to find a suggestion using FindSuggestion(). Now, the max time is capped at 3 seconds.

Security

  • None

2014.03

Released on: March 24, 2014

Address Object Version 2288

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2014.02

Released on: February 24, 2014

Address Object Version 2288

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved coding rate for Non-USPS (AS03) records

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when the input had a large amount of special characters like * and #
  • Fixed a display issue with the CASS 3553 reports
  • Several miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2014.01

Released on: January 27, 2014

Address Object Version 2288

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved coding rate for Non-USPS (AS03) records

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when the input had a large amount of special characters like * and #
  • Fixed a display issue with the CASS 3553 reports
  • Several miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2013.12

Released on: Decmeber 23, 2013

Address Object Version 2288

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved coding rate for Non-USPS (AS03) records

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when the input had a large amount of special characters like * and #
  • Fixed a display issue with the CASS 3553 reports
  • Several miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2013.11

Released on: November 25, 2013

Address Object Version 2288

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved coding rate for Non-USPS (AS03) records

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when the input had a large amount of special characters like * and #
  • Fixed a display issue with the CASS 3553 reports
  • Several miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2013.10

Released on: October 21, 2013

Address Object Version 2274

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Improved speed when using CASSEnable = true

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Several miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2013.08

Released on: August 26, 2013

Address Object Version 2225

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Some fixes made to improve performance under multi-threaded environment

Security

  • None

2013.07

Released on: July 22, 2013

Address Object Version 2225

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Some fixes made to improve performance under multi-threaded environment

Security

  • None

2013.06

Released on: June 24, 2013

Address Object Version 2214

Added

  • Added new GetResultCodeDescription method to return a short or long text description of a result code.

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Security

  • None

2013.05

Released on: May 27, 2013

Address Object Version 2149

Added

  • Added new GetAutoCompletion() and ResetAutoCompletion() methods for AutoCompletion

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • New AutoCompletion functionality. Now, you can enter an incomplete address and get all the possible completed address to build address auto-fill capabilities in your application.
    • Please look in the Address Object manual under the Street Data documentation for more details.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous bug and stability fixes.

Security

  • None

2013.04

Released on: April 22, 2013

Address Object Version 2149

Added

  • Added new GetAutoCompletion() and ResetAutoCompletion() methods for AutoCompletion

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • New AutoCompletion functionality. Now, you can enter an incomplete address and get all the possible completed address to build address auto-fill capabilities in your application.
    • Please look in the Address Object manual under the Street Data documentation for more details.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous bug and stability fixes.

Security

  • None

2013.03

Released on: March 25, 2013

Address Object Version 2149

Added

  • Added new GetAutoCompletion() and ResetAutoCompletion() methods for AutoCompletion

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • New AutoCompletion functionality. Now, you can enter an incomplete address and get all the possible completed address to build address auto-fill capabilities in your application.
    • Please look in the Address Object manual under the Street Data documentation for more details.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous bug and stability fixes.

Security

  • None

2013.02

Released on: February 18, 2013

Address Object Version 2149

Added

  • Added new GetAutoCompletion() and ResetAutoCompletion() methods for AutoCompletion Functionality in the StreetData interface.

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • New AutoCompletion functionality. Now, you can enter an incomplete address and get all the possible completed address to build address auto-fill capabilities in your application.
    • Please look in the Address Object manual under the Street Data documentation for more details.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Miscellaneous bug and stability fixes.

Security

  • None

2013.01

Released on: January 21, 2013

Address Object Version 2085

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Unix Installers
    • Updated to version 1.6.1 to fix ROOT install issue
  • Functionality changes
    • Thread safety enhancements

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed issue with Certain LACS RESULT codes

Security

  • None

2012.12

Released on: December 24, 2012

Address Object Version 2085

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Unix Installers
    • Updated to version 1.6.1 to fix ROOT install issue
  • Functionality changes
    • Thread safety enhancements

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed issue with Certain LACS RESULT codes

Security

  • None

2012.11

Released on: November 26, 2012

Address Object Version 2085

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Unix Installers
    • Updated to version 1.6.1 to fix ROOT install issue
  • Functionality changes
    • Thread safety enhancements

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Fixed issue with Certain LACS RESULT codes

Security

  • None

2012.10

Released on: October 22, 2012

Address Object Version 2057

Added

  • Sample Code
    • Added PL/SQL wrappers

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Find suggestion should now always return result codes

Deprecated

  • Linux Installer
    • setup.sh has been deprecated. It now points to main_setup.sh

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2012.09

Released on: September 29, 2012

Address Object Version 2057

Added

  • Sample Code
    • Added PL/SQL wrappers

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Find suggestion should now always return result codes

Deprecated

  • Linux Installer
    • setup.sh has been deprecated. It now points to main_setup.sh

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2012.08

Released on: August 27, 2012

Address Object Version 1974

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Code Signing Updated
    • The code singing certificates have been updated for all our of our libraries.
  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Functionality change
    • Changed the AddressKey formats for non-USPS (AS03) addresses. They can now contain 'A', 'B', or 'C' instead of 'X'.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality change
    • Fixed a bug that caused most CRMA addresses not to be marked as CRMA.

Security

  • None

2012.07

Released on: July 23, 2012

Address Object Version 1974

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Code Signing Updated
    • The code singing certificates have been updated for all our of our libraries.
  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Functionality change
    • Changed the AddressKey formats for non-USPS (AS03) addresses. They can now contain 'A', 'B', or 'C' instead of 'X'.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality change
    • Fixed a bug that caused most CRMA addresses not to be marked as CRMA.

Security

  • None

2012.06

Released on: June 25, 2012

Address Object Version 1974

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Code Signing Updated
    • The code singing certificates have been updated for all our of our libraries.
  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Functionality change
    • Changed the AddressKey formats for non-USPS (AS03) addresses. They can now contain 'A', 'B', or 'C' instead of 'X'.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality change
    • Fixed a bug that caused most CRMA addresses not to be marked as CRMA.

Security

  • None

2012.05

Released on: May 21, 2012

Address Object Version 1974

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Code Signing Updated
    • The code singing certificates have been updated for all our of our libraries.
  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Functionality change
    • Changed the AddressKey formats for non-USPS (AS03) addresses. They can now contain 'A', 'B', or 'C' instead of 'X'.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality change
    • Fixed a bug that caused most CRMA addresses not to be marked as CRMA.

Security

  • None

2012.04

Released on: April 23, 2012

Address Object Version 1974

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Code Signing Updated
    • The code singing certificates have been updated for all our of our libraries.
  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Functionality change
    • Changed the AddressKey formats for non-USPS (AS03) addresses. They can now contain 'A', 'B', or 'C' instead of 'X'.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality change
    • Fixed a bug that caused most CRMA addresses not to be marked as CRMA.

Security

  • None

2012.03

Released on: March 26, 2012

Address Object Version 1960

Added

  • Interface changes
    • New method/property SetStandardizationType. This will allow users to change the format of the verified address to short format (default), long format, or auto. Please see the manual for more details.
    • New method/property SetSuiteParseMode. This will allow users to change specify if the suite is parsed into the Suite field or at the end of Address1. Please see the manual for more details.
    • New method/property SetAliasMode. This will allow users to specify whether to convert alias street names or not. Please see the manual for more details.
  • Functionality changes
    • New soundexing and fuzzy matching algorithms are now in place to match more addresses with typos or spelling errors.

Changed

  • DUAL LAYER DVD
    • The Data Quality Suite DVD is now using a dual layer DVD instead of a single layer DVD. We do not anticipate any issues with this change as most if not all DVD players should support both single and dual layer formats.
  • Data file changes
    • Reduced the size of the Suite Link data file (mdSuiteLink.dat). This will not affect any results.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • HP-UX Itanium Removed
    • Melissa Data is discontinuing support for HP-UX Itanium builds. They will no longer be included with the DQSuite.

Fixed

  • Functionality changes
    • Miscellaneous fixes made to address parsing.
    • Fixed a few minor issues relating to unique postal code addresses.

Security

  • None

2011.07

Released on: July 25, 2011

Address Object Version 1816

Added

  • Interface changes
    • Added new result code AC14 - Suite range changed

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Address Object is compliant with USPS Cycle N changes. SuiteLink add-on is now required to generate a CASS form (SetCassEnable(1)).
    • Suite changes for alias, Suitelink, and AddressPlus addresses will now also trigger suite change codes (AC13 and AC14).
    • Urbanizations in the Address2 field will now be removed from Address2 and moved into the Urbanization field.
  • Data files changes
    • mdRBDI.dat file updated to improve accuracy.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused limited suggestions to be generated by FindSuggestion()

Security

  • None

2011.06

Released on: June 20, 2011

Address Object Version 1816

Added

  • Interface changes
    • Added new result code AC14 - Suite range changed

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • Address Object is compliant with USPS Cycle N changes. SuiteLink add-on is now required to generate a CASS form (SetCassEnable(1)).
    • Suite changes for alias, Suitelink, and AddressPlus addresses will now also trigger suite change codes (AC13 and AC14).
    • Urbanizations in the Address2 field will now be removed from Address2 and moved into the Urbanization field.
  • Data files changes
    • mdRBDI.dat file updated to improve accuracy.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused limited suggestions to be generated by FindSuggestion()

Security

  • None

2011.05

Released on: May 23, 2011

Address Object Version 1766

Added

  • Interface changes
    • Street Data has added a new DeliveryInstallation field. This field contains Canadian delivery installations and will not return any data for US street data searches.

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • MSA and PMSA fields will stop returning data since they have been deprecated by the Census Bureau for over 10 years and will now return an empty string. Please contact your sales representative if you still require this data. It can be made available as a file download.
    • Minor address correction issues for Canadian fixed.
    • Minor issue regarding country code fixed.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2011.04

Released on: April 25, 2011

Address Object Version 1766

Added

  • Interface changes
    • Street Data has added a new DeliveryInstallation field. This field contains Canadian delivery installations and will not return any data for US street data searches.

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • MSA and PMSA fields will stop returning data since they have been deprecated by the Census Bureau for over 10 years and will now return an empty string. Please contact your sales representative if you still require this data. It can be made available as a file download.
    • Minor address correction issues for Canadian fixed.
    • Minor issue regarding country code fixed.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2011.03

Released on: March 21, 2011

Address Object Version 1766

Added

  • Interface changes
    • Street Data has added a new DeliveryInstallation field. This field contains Canadian delivery installations and will not return any data for US street data searches.

Changed

  • Functionality changes
    • MSA and PMSA fields will stop returning data since they have been deprecated by the Census Bureau for over 10 years and will now return an empty string. Please contact your sales representative if you still require this data. It can be made available as a file download.
    • Minor address correction issues for Canadian fixed.
    • Minor issue regarding country code fixed.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2011.02

Released on: February 21, 2011

Address Object Version 1730

Added

  • Address Check Interface
    • New Result Codes: A number of new Result codes are now available. Please reference the Address Object manual for these new Results codes and details for each.

Changed

  • Data file changes

    • The LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each (mdLACS.dat and mdSteLink.dat). To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. If you cannot update to the Address Object Library right away, you may install the older data files from the other "deprecated" disc that shipped along with this one. You will continue to receive a "deprecated" disc until December 31st, 2010.
  • Address Check Interface

    • Fix country code handling: Address Object will now label an address as foreign is it has a legitimate country code that is not "US" or "CA".
    • Change in SOA form: The old Canada Post SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form has been changed. Canada Post no longer allows 3rd party tool providers to be SERP certified, so Address Object cannot produce official SOA forms anymore. Calling GetSOAForm() or SaveSOAForm() will now return a general Summary of Addresses form.
    • FindSuggestion changes: Implemented a time limit of FinSuggestion() and FindSuggestionNext(). Will also only return suggestion for AE02, AE03, and AE05 errors.
    • Congressional file updated: 110th.dbf has been updated to Congress.dbf and contains the 112th congress information.
  • Street Data Interface

    • Canadian StreetData searches now fully supported: FindStreet searches for Canada are now fully supported. Search for PO Box, CP, or RR will now return Canadian data.

Deprecated

  • Melissa Data is currently planning to deprecate Address Object's MSA and PMSA return properties. This standard is 10 years old and has been replaced by the newer Core Based Statistical Areas for the 2010 Census. Because CBSA's require more precise location information than provided in the Address Object they are only returned in the Geocoder Object. If you still require MSA and PMSA information, please contact your sales representative.

Removed

  • As of January 1st, 2011 the older Canadian format Canada.db file will been officially deprecated and will no longer be produced. This requires an update to the Address Object to builds greater than 1609. This enables customers to maintain SERP certified coding and leverage the new Canadian address verification engine.

  • As of January 17th, 2011, the Address Object Canadian add-on will no longer be able to generate a SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form due to Canada Post licensing restrictions. We are working with Canada Post to resolve this issue.

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

2010.12

Released on: December 27, 2010

Address Object Version 1663

Added

  • Address Check Interface
    • FindSuggestion. Now, you can generate suggestions to your users for un-verifiable addresses. Please reference the address object manual for details.
  • Street Data Interface
    • StreetData now supports Canadian street searches.
  • Zip Data Interface
    • ZipData now supports Canadian Postal code searches.
  • Parse Interface
    • Parse interface now supports Canadian addresses using the ParseCanadian() method. Please reference the address object manual for details.

Changed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Improved tie-breaking feature for Canadian addresses with multiple possible matches.
    • Updated CASS form template.
    • Made a number of fixes to FindSuggestion function to improve the quality of suggested results.
  • Street Data Interface
    • Changed the return value for Latitude and Longitude property from 0.0 to an empty string for Canadian streets. Address Object currently does not have latitude and longitude information for Canada.
  • Data files change
    • The LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each (mdLACS.dat and mdSteLink.dat). To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. If you cannot update to the Address Object Library right away, you may install the older data files from the other "deprecated" disc that shipped along with this one. You will continue to receive a "deprecated" disc until December 31st, 2010.

Deprecated

  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the Address Object's MSA and PMSA return properties are deprecated and will return blank information. This standard is 10 years old and has been replaced by the newer Core Based Statistical Areas for the 2010 Census. Because CBSA's require more precise location information than provided in the Address Object they are only returned in the Geocoder Object.
  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the older Canadian format Canada.db file will been officially deprecated and will no longer be produced. This requires an update to the Address Object to builds greater than 1609. This enables customers to maintain SERP certified coding and leverage the new Canadian address verification engine.
  • Effective January 17th, 2011, the Address Object Canadian add-on will no longer be able to generate a SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form due to Canada Post licensing restrictions. We are working with Canada Post to resolve this issue.

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Fix some inconsistent address results across different platforms.
    • Fix issue of truncating Canadian address ranges at 6 digits.
    • Fixed issue of swapped suffix and street name for a certain address.
    • Fixed return value for InitializeErrorString and InitializeDataFiles for a certain situation where data files are not present.
    • Fixed the issue of changing the zip format for Canadian addresses that do not code.
    • Fixed the issue of not being able to pass in the ZipCodeOnly parameter in FindStreet using SQL Server T-SQL.

Security

  • None

2010.11

Released on: November 21, 2010

Address Object Version 1663

Added

  • Address Check Interface
    • FindSuggestion. Now, you can generate suggestions to your users for un-verifiable addresses. Please reference the address object manual for details.
  • Street Data Interface
    • StreetData now supports Canadian street searches.
  • Zip Data Interface
    • ZipData now supports Canadian Postal code searches.
  • Parse Interface
    • Parse interface now supports Canadian addresses using the ParseCanadian() method. Please reference the address object manual for details.

Changed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Improved tie-breaking feature for Canadian addresses with multiple possible matches.
    • Updated CASS form template.
    • Made a number of fixes to FindSuggestion function to improve the quality of suggested results.
  • Street Data Interface
    • Changed the return value for Latitude and Longitude property from 0.0 to an empty string for Canadian streets. Address Object currently does not have latitude and longitude information for Canada.
  • Data files change
    • The LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each (mdLACS.dat and mdSteLink.dat). To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. If you cannot update to the Address Object Library right away, you may install the older data files from the other "deprecated" disc that shipped along with this one. You will continue to receive a "deprecated" disc until December 31st, 2010.

Deprecated

  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the Address Object's MSA and PMSA return properties are deprecated and will return blank information. This standard is 10 years old and has been replaced by the newer Core Based Statistical Areas for the 2010 Census. Because CBSA's require more precise location information than provided in the Address Object they are only returned in the Geocoder Object.
  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the older Canadian format Canada.db file will been officially deprecated and will no longer be produced. This requires an update to the Address Object to builds greater than 1609. This enables customers to maintain SERP certified coding and leverage the new Canadian address verification engine.
  • Effective January 17th, 2011, the Address Object Canadian add-on will no longer be able to generate a SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form due to Canada Post licensing restrictions. We are working with Canada Post to resolve this issue.

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Fix some inconsistent address results across different platforms.
    • Fix issue of truncating Canadian address ranges at 6 digits.
    • Fixed issue of swapped suffix and street name for a certain address.
    • Fixed return value for InitializeErrorString and InitializeDataFiles for a certain situation where data files are not present.
    • Fixed the issue of changing the zip format for Canadian addresses that do not code.
    • Fixed the issue of not being able to pass in the ZipCodeOnly parameter in FindStreet using SQL Server T-SQL.

Security

  • None

2010.10

Released on: October 25, 2010

Address Object Version 1663

Added

  • Address Check Interface
    • FindSuggestion. Now, you can generate suggestions to your users for un-verifiable addresses. Please reference the address object manual for details.
  • Street Data Interface
    • StreetData now supports Canadian street searches.
  • Zip Data Interface
    • ZipData now supports Canadian Postal code searches.
  • Parse Interface
    • Parse interface now supports Canadian addresses using the ParseCanadian() method. Please reference the address object manual for details.

Changed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Improved tie-breaking feature for Canadian addresses with multiple possible matches.
    • Updated CASS form template.
    • Made a number of fixes to FindSuggestion function to improve the quality of suggested results.
  • Street Data Interface
    • Changed the return value for Latitude and Longitude property from 0.0 to an empty string for Canadian streets. Address Object currently does not have latitude and longitude information for Canada.
  • Data files change
    • The LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each (mdLACS.dat and mdSteLink.dat). To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. If you cannot update to the Address Object Library right away, you may install the older data files from the other "deprecated" disc that shipped along with this one. You will continue to receive a "deprecated" disc until December 31st, 2010.

Deprecated

  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the Address Object's MSA and PMSA return properties are deprecated and will return blank information. This standard is 10 years old and has been replaced by the newer Core Based Statistical Areas for the 2010 Census. Because CBSA's require more precise location information than provided in the Address Object they are only returned in the Geocoder Object.
  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the older Canadian format Canada.db file will been officially deprecated and will no longer be produced. This requires an update to the Address Object to builds greater than 1609. This enables customers to maintain SERP certified coding and leverage the new Canadian address verification engine.
  • Effective January 17th, 2011, the Address Object Canadian add-on will no longer be able to generate a SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form due to Canada Post licensing restrictions. We are working with Canada Post to resolve this issue.

Removed

  • As of September 31st, 2010 the LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each. To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. Note: The older format LACSLink and SuiteLink have been deprecated and will no longer be produced after December 31st, 2010. The September release will have both the new and old format DVDs along with a warning notice about upgrading Address Object. Customers are encouraged to update to the new format datafiles and Address Object as soon as it's made available by running the setup. Those who install manually will need to copy over the new files and Address Object from the disk.

Fixed

  • Address Check Interface
    • Fix some inconsistent address results across different platforms.
    • Fix issue of truncating Canadian address ranges at 6 digits.
    • Fixed issue of swapped suffix and street name for a certain address.
    • Fixed return value for InitializeErrorString and InitializeDataFiles for a certain situation where data files are not present.
    • Fixed the issue of changing the zip format for Canadian addresses that do not code.
    • Fixed the issue of not being able to pass in the ZipCodeOnly parameter in FindStreet using SQL Server T-SQL.

Security

  • None

2010.08

Released on: August 23, 2010

Address Object Version 1000

Added

  • FindSuggestions feature

    • Interface Changes: FindSuggestion() and FindSuggestionNext() methods added to AddressCheck interface.
    • This new feature allows you to find alternative suggested addresses if an input address does not validate. If the input address could not be corrected, call FindSuggestion() and FindSuggestionNext() for alternatives:

      if(FindSuggestion() == 1)

      { Display address output properties for first suggestion;}

      while(FindSuggestionNext() == 1)

      { Display address output properties for next suggestion;}

      Please reference the manual for details.

  • New Canadian Engine

    • Interface Changes: ParsedRouteService, ParsedLockBox, and ParsedDeliveryInstallation properties added to AddressCheck interface.
    • We have a new Canadian verification engine that has fixed many of the issues we have had with our previous engine. Additionally, we have added ParsedRouteService, ParsedLockBox, and ParsedDeliveryInstallation properties for the parsed components of an Canadian address. These components only apply to Canadian addresses.
  • Canadian Support for the Parse Interface

    • Interface Changes: RouteService, LockBox, and DeliveryInstallation properties and ParseCanadian() method added to Parse interface.
    • We have added support for Canadian addresses to our Parse Interface. To use, pass a Canadian address into ParseCanadian(). RouteService, LockBox, and DeliveryInstallation properties were added to hold canadian only address components. Please consult the reference guide for more details.
  • Canadian Support for the ZipData Interface

    • Canadian Postal Codes, Cities, and Provinces can now be used in a ZipData Search. Simply make sure the Canadian data file is in the same directory as mdAddr.dat.
  • Canadian Support for the StreetData Interface

    • StreetData now supports Canadian street searches. Simply make sure the Canadian data file is in the same directory as mdAddr.dat.

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • Effective as of September 31st, 2010 the LACSLink and SuiteLink datafiles for Address Object have been merged into one file each. To leverage the enhanced performance and stability this affords, the Address Object library will need to be updated, when installing these new data files. Note: The older format LACSLink and SuiteLink have been deprecated and will no longer be produced after December 31st, 2010. The September release will have both the new and old format DVDs along with a warning notice about upgrading Address Object. Customers are encouraged to update to the new format datafiles and Address Object as soon as it's made available by running the setup. Those who install manually will need to copy over the new files and Address Object from the disk.

  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the Address Object's MSA and PMSA return properties are deprecated and will return blank information. This standard is 10 years old and has been replaced by the newer Core Based Statistical Areas for the 2010 Census. Because CBSA's require more precise location information than provided in the Address Object they are only returned in the Geocoder Object.

  • Effective as of January 1st, 2011 the older Canadian format Canada.db file will been officially deprecated and will no longer be produced. This requires an update to the Address Object to builds greater than 1609. This enables customers to maintain SERP certified coding and leverage the new Canadian address verification engine.

  • Effective January 17th, 2011, the Address Object Canadian add-on will no longer be able to generate a SOA (Statement of Accuracy) form due to Canada Post licensing restrictions. We are working with Canada Post to resolve this issue.

Removed

  • For the Linux platform, we are now supporting Red Hat Linux 8.0 and above only, using gcc 3.3 or better. Users who were using Address Object Red Hat Linux 7.2 version compiled with gcc 2.96 (previously located in Linux/compat) on the Data Quality Suite DVD will need to upgrade. The old version will be unavailable and unsupported starting on January 1st 2009.

  • For the Solaris platform, we are now supporting only Solaris 8.0 and above; the previous versions compiled under Solaris 7 will be unavailable and unsupported starting on January 1st 2009.

  • For both the Linux and Solaris platforms, the old-style legacy interface code using "libAddr.so" and "libaddr.h" is no longer supported as of January 1st 2009.

Fixed

  • A crash when calling RBDI without calling any other property first has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug in which the wrong city is returned if both the company and the address line contained company information.
  • Fixed a bug where the same PO Box was returned in Address1 and Address2 if two addresses were combined into one line on input.
  • Fixed a bug where CALI was not being recognized as California in the state field.
  • Fixed a bug where an address with a numerical company name and an address with no range was not validated.

Security

  • None

Past Announcements

New DQT layout - July 03, 2023

We have changed our disc structure to simplify and modernize our API product. With the latest changes in the USPS CASS Cycle O update, we have updated and remapped all of the latest properties and methods in the wrappers as well as streamlined our sample code. Our sample code and interfaces (wrapper) files have been moved to GitHub. Based on the current landscape of programming languages, we are supporting CSharp (.NET), C++, Java, and Python3.

All the sample code and wrappers can be found here

  • Sample code
Language Operating System Repository
C#.NET Windows MelissaData/AddressObject-Dotnet
Linux MelissaData/AddressObject-Dotnet-Linux
C++ Windows MelissaData/AddressObject-Cpp
Linux MelissaData/AddressObject-Cpp-Linux
Java Windows MelissaData/AddressObject-Java
Linux MelissaData/AddressObject-Java-Linux
Python3 Windows MelissaData/AddressObject-Python3
Linux MelissaData/AddressObject-Python3-Linux
  • Wrappers
Language Repository
C#.NET MelissaData/AddressObject-Dotnet-Wrappers
Java MelissaData/AddressObject-Java-Wrappers
Python3 MelissaData/AddressObject-Python3-Wrappers

Removed the "extras" directory

Removed
extras\Adobe
extras\dashboard
extras\redist
extras\scripts
extras\Fonts

New Releases Web Service

Releases Web Service allows users to securely and efficiently download data files, object binaries, and other collateral files from Melissa.

This service enables users to automate the process of updating their data by allowing them to script the download of specific files rather than downloading the entire zip file.

Additionally, file versioning is provided, making it easier to download historical data if necessary.

For example, users are able to download the data files specific for Address Object plus the correct Windows object library and any wrappers required, without needing to download the entire zip archive.

To ensure the security and integrity of the data being downloaded, Releases Web Service requires the user's subscription license.

Documentation can be found here

New Melissa Updater CLI Application

Melissa also offers an open-source command-line interface (CLI) for Windows and Linux. The CLI simplifies the update process by providing a simple interface to consume the Releases web service.

Instead of scheduling a custom process, you can schedule simplified console commands.

Documentation can be found here

New DQSuite-Downloader Script

New DQSuite-Downloader Script has been made to download the Data Quality Suite files that you need without downloading the entire zip file.

Downloader scripts can be found here

Advisory - February 20, 2023

Advisory details can be found here.