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Latest revision as of 15:35, 26 June 2020

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[edit] Result Code Use

Melissa's products use a result code system to indicate data quality; the status and any errors. These result codes are four-character codes (two letters followed by two numbers), delimited by commas. Result code definitions are shared among Melissa products.

[edit] Example

An example returned result code string:

VR01

Instead of looking at multiple properties and methods to determine status, you can look at the output of the results parameter.

From this output you can determine that the address is:

Code Short Description Long Description
VR01 Individual and Phone Match The individual name and phone match.

Be sure to reference Result Code Details for a list of Melissa Data's result codes.

[edit] Understanding the Code

To fully understand result codes, you need to know them. Knowing what codes are possible and what they indicate will be key in building an effective application. It is useful to know all the codes, but this does not necessarily mean you will use them all. Just because you have a toolbox, doesn't mean you will also try to use a screwdriver along with a hammer on a nail.

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