What is Address Cleansing?

The GlobalGateway Address Validation Service corrects the address for countries all over the world. It adds missing components such as a region or city, it formats the address as per local country standards, and it validates the address exists in the country to the level of building, street, city, or postal code. An address validated to the building is very precise, whereas an address validated to the postal code means the service could not validate the address to a point any closer than the geographic region of postal code.

GlobalGateway includes Validation codes in a Verify response where address cleansing is included. These validations can be found at the bottom of our Errors page.

Code

Description

3001

State Province Changed
The state/province/region in the provided address was found to be incorrect, given the other address values such as city or postal code, and has been updated to a new value.

3002

City Changed
The city in the provided address was found to be incorrect, given other address values such as postal code, and has been updated to a new value.

3003

Street Info Changed
The street in the provided address has been updated to a new value.

3004

Postal Code Changed
The postal code in the provided address has been updated to a new value.

When enabled address cleansing should give higher match rates as the chances of matching on a fully entered and corrected address are higher.


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