Build History:Name Object

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Build 2804

Released July 2016

  • No changes


Build 2777

Released May 2016

  • No changes


Build 2735

Released February 2016

  • No changes


Build 2613

Released July 2015

  • Name object has been modified and requires you to update binaries and NET wrapper simultaneously (32-Bit ONLY).
Interface Changes
  • Name object now uses mdNameEnums.h instead of mdEnums.h It does not require code change in already-compiled binaries.
Functionality Changes
  • Improved recognition of First and Last names.
Data File Changes
  • None


Build 2554

Released June 2015

Interface Changes
  • None
Functionality Changes
  • None
Data File Changes
  • Added German prefixes, suffixes, and company indicators


Build 2554

Released April 2015

  • No changes


Build 2502

Released January 2015

Data file Changes
  • Added German name data


Build 2431

Released December 2014

Data file Changes
  • Added German name data


Build 2431

Released September 2014

  • No changes


Build 2420

Released August 2014

Interface Changes
  • Fixed slow speed issue with read-only data files


Build 2408

Released July 2014

  • No Changes


Build 2381

Released June 2014

  • No Changes


Build 2362

Released May 2014

  • No Changes


Build 2288

Released February 2014

  • No Changes


Build 2269

Released October 2013

  • No Changes


Build 2225

Released July 2013

  • No Changes


Build 2214

Released July 2013

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


Build 2149

Released March 2013

Data Quality Suite Global Changes
  • Deprecated License Keys - Removed old Grandfather License Keys. If your License Key looks like "12A-23B-123C" rather than "ABdj439=-nd73hBEm2kl1=2nfdHaljksnd" then your License Key will no longer work.
Please contact a Melissa Data sales representative to ensure you have a valid License Key at 1-800-800-6245 x4 or sales@melissdata.com.
  • No Change


Build 2057

Released September 2012

Data Quality Suite Global Changes
  • Linux Installer - setup.sh has been deprecated. It now points to main_setup.sh
  • Sample Code - Added PL/SQL wrappers
Functionality Changes
  • Legacy License Keys can no longer be used to initialize the object. The new License Key structure is now required.
  • Made fixes to allow for non-ascii characters in the name.


Build 1974

Released April 2012

  • No Changes


Build 1960

Released March 2012

  • No Changes


Build 1895

Released December 2011

  • No Changes


Build 1876

Released December 2011

  • No Changes


Build 1816

Released July 2011

Interface Changes
  • StandardizedCompany() method added to SQL sample interface
Functionality Changes
  • Fixed various bugs.
  • Fixed crash when calling Parse using an invalid License Key.
  • Modified parsing to correctly parse LastName, FirstName when PrimaryNameHint = VeryLikelyFull.


Build 1766

Released April 2011

  • No Changes


Build 1730

Released February 2011'

New Features
New Result Codes
  • Added new result codes to indicate if the first or last name was found in our database of actual census names. Please reference the Name Object manual for more details.


Build 1663

Released September 2010

New Functionality
  • New SetMiddleNameLogic method. You can now control how Name Object handles middle names when the name contains a hyphen.
  • New StandardizeCompany method. You can standardize a company name using this method.
  • The name object data file has been modified. The older Name Object library will still be able to use the new name object data file, but the new Name Object library will NOT be able to use the old name object data file.


Build 1609

Released June 2010

  • No Changes


Build 1567

Released March 2010

New Functionality
Interface Change
  • New Results property added.
A Results property was added, which replaces the StatusCode, ErrorCode, and ChangeCode properties, providing a single source of information about the last name processed and eliminating the need to call multiple properties to determine if a particular name was successfully parsed.
Changed Functionality
  • Format of date for GetDatabaseDate(), GetDatabaseExpirationDate(), and GetLicenseExpirationDate() changed.


Build 1492

Released December 2009

  • A Results property was added, which replaces the StatusCode, ErrorCode, and ChangeCode properties, providing a single source of information about the last name processed and eliminating the need to call multiple properties to determine if a particular name was successfully parsed.
  • StatusCode, ErrorCode and ChangeCode are deprecated


Build 1451

Released August 2009

  • Windows NameObject is now compiled in Visual Studio 2008. Running setup.exe will ensure the necessary libraries are installed. However, if you are installing the objects manually, you may need to install Visual Studio 2008 C++ x86 redistributable, which can be found in extras\redist.
  • A 64bit version is now available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and AIX. To install, manually copy over the correct library for you system. Windows libraries are compiled in visual studio 2008. You may need to install Visual Studio 2008 C++ x64 redistributable, which can be found in extras\redist.


Build 1378

Released February 2009

  • Updated and changed PrimaryNameHint Property to now have the following input options:
  • DefinitelyFull
  • VeryLikelyFull
  • ProbablyFull
  • Varying
  • ProbablyInverse
  • VeryLikelyInverse
  • DefinitelyInverse
  • MixedFirstName
  • MixedLastName
Details of these new input options can be found in the Name Object Manual.


Deprecated
  • The SecondaryHint Property has been deprecated and is no longer functional.


Build 1352

Released August 2008

Initial public release
  • Multi Platform, new version, new interface, incompatible with legacy Name Object. Please refer to product page for details.
Deprecated Version
  • Name Object Build 151 version 2.1.3.0 - Released: 03/15/2005 (Windows)
  • Name Object (“NameObj.dll”) has been officially replaced with Name Object II (“NameObj2.dll”) released on October 15th, 2008. Existing Name Object installations will continue to work but Melissa Data will not offer support or code fixes after January 1st 2009.


Build 151

Released March 2005

  • Updated name parsing capabilities.
  • Added ‘THE’ to prefix table.
  • Removed ‘DIR’ from the suffix table.
  • Changed ‘CO’ from all uppercase to mixed case.
  • No longer replace ‘AND’ with ‘&’ when returning data.
  • Fixed to no match a suffix if there’s no vowel in the suffix string.
  • Added ‘STUPID’ to the list of vulgar words supported.
  • Parse "Mike or Ryan Smith" as "Mike or Ryan" in first name and "Smith" in last name.
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