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Build 6.3.0

Released October 2017

Contact Zone
  • Options to select encoding of our components now in Advanced Configuration
  • Logging improved for components
Global Verify
  • Global Address now supports local processing. Global Address will allow users to process input addresses through either the web service, locally, or a mixture of both.
Generalized Cleanser
  • Fields now have a throughput option
Matchup
  • Bug fixes for Golden Record/Survivorship
  • Bug fixes for Null pointer exceptions


Build 6.1.0

Released February 2017

Contact Zone
  • Platform updated to Pentaho 6.1
  • Added new components:
  • Business Coder
  • Generalized Cleanser
  • Profiler
  • Property


Build 4.4

Released October 2014

Contact Zone
  • Updated dlls and SO
  • Fix labels in windows plugins (install dialog)
  • Plugins : Installers only show set dialog if relevent to plugin
  • MU datapath text in advanced config changed to not editable
Personator
  • Fix for Marketplace plugin corrected props error
Presort
  • Added contact email for mail.dat
  • Added checks for mDat required fields.
  • Updated Presort sample
  • Fixed bug in Presort exe that was causing crash on exit.
  • Fix for Mail.dat ContactEmail
  • Updated dll
SmartMover
  • Added Canadian SM
MatchUp
  • Fixed bug for lookup pass through fields


Build 4.3

Released September 2014

Updates
  • Change to retry logic - continue retrys increasing timeout on each attempt up to the limit.
Linux Support
  • New Linux installer for iso and Linux.zip (Linuz Cloud version)
SmartMover
  • Change to SmartMover V3 XML


Build 4.2

Released June 2014

  • Personator Free-Form input
  • Global Verify – setting now for delivery lines option
  • Presort – Many interface changes to incorporate MAIL.DAT generation. Will also read MAIL.DAT license from License Key.
  • Address, Phone, Name, and email objects updated to Build 2381. Geocoder and IPlocator are updated to build 2362.
  • Fixed spoon.sh to handle 64 bit Linux better (was working before but received warnings)
  • Installer will now install VC++ redistributables on windows to allow the use of the new DLLS.
  • Fix for using proxy with Local Appliance


Build 4.1

Released January 2014

Contact Verify
  • Added options for the on premise email cleanse
  • Contact verify will apply fuzzy matching algorithms to the input email domain, allowing for a more accurate domain cleansing when the email contains common typos. (Perform Fuzzy Lookup)
  • Contact verify will attempt to validate the domain from a compiled and continuously updated list of valid domains with a web service lookup to our servers. (Perform Web Service Lookup)
Personator
  • Personator will now append missing emails to your record just by selecting the “Append” option
  • Personator now has the ability to update your address to the new “Moved” address when “Move” is selected as the action


Build 3.1

Released January 2013

New Personator Component
  • New personator component has been added to ContactZone.
New MatchUp Component
Intersecting deduper
  • Re-Worked Intersecting Deduper for improved performance
New Match Code Editor Interface
  • Simplified and improved the MatchCode Editor
Added Fuzzy Matching Algorithms
The following algorithms were added for fuzzy matching compatibility:
  • N-Gram
  • Jaro
  • Jaro-Winkler
  • Longest Common Substring
  • Needleman-Wunsch
  • MD Keyboard
  • Smith-Waterman-Gotoh
  • Dice’s Coefficient
  • Jaccard Similarity
  • Overlap Coefficient
  • Double Metaphone
Added new Match Code Types
The following match code types were added to MatchUp:
  • Proximity
  • Numeric
  • Date
Presort
  • Presort data files has new rates now.
Windows 8 compatibility
  • ContactZone is now available and supported in Windows 8.


Build 3.1

Released October 2012

New IpLocator Component
  • IPLocator component will help you identify a IP address’s geographical location, i.e. country, region, city, latitude, longitude, ZIP code.
New Global Component
  • Global Component for validating and correcting international addresses is now released for ContactZone.
Contact Verify
  • Name object will run locally only
  • Company name standardization is now available.
New License management and component configuration
  • All licensing is handled by one License Key, from the Melissa Data License Key Settings window. Only one License Key is used for your Contact Zone components. If you wish to use a trial product in conjunction with your active subscription, enter a trial License Key under the Trial License Key section. Component Configuration
  • The functionality previously found in the advanced configuration dialog in each component has been moved to the Contact Zone Tools > Melissa Data Settings > Components menu. Each component has menu item here.
  • The “Test” button functionality previously found on the advanced configuration dialog has been replaced with a “Show Details” button in each component configuration dialog. The “Show Details” button will perform a test of the configuration of the component and display the results.


Build 2.4

Contact Zone 2.4 has new components, installer updates, and license mechanisms.

New Components
  • IP Locator Component
  • Global Verify Component
Installer Updates
  • Extensive changes have been made to allow installing in UAC protected locations on the user system.
  • All files that are created or revised by Contact Zone are now located in the Program Files under the “Melissa Data” directory. Subdirectories for some data also exist under this directory.
  • The matchcode editor, and config files are located at
Windows 7, Server 2008
C:\ProgramData\ContactZone\matchup
Windows XP Server 2003
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ContactZone\matchup
  • The installer will now bypass installing the mdMatchup.mc file if it detects that a version is already installed.
New License management and component configuration
  • All licensing and component configuration has been removed from the individual components and integrated in the Contact Zone Tools menu.
One License Mechanism
  • Licensing has been separated from component configuration with the one license mechanism.
  • Components are no longer activated separately in the component advanced configuration setting. You now activate your component(s) simultaneously by entering a single License Key in Contact Zone. Note: Only those component(s) that are activated in the License Key will be activated.
Trial License
  • License management also includes a separate “Trial license” feature that allows you to sample components not available to you in your production license. If wish to sample certain Contact Zone components, you can ask your Melissa Data sales representative to provide you with a trial License Key to use in conjunction with your current Contact Zone License Key.
Component Configuration
  • The functionality previously found in the advanced configuration dialog in each component has been moved to the Contact Zone Tools > Melissa Data Settings > Components menu. Each component has menu item here.
  • The “Test” button functionality previously found on the advanced configuration dialog has been replaced with a “Show Details” button in each component configuration dialog. The “Show Details” button will perform a test of the configuration of the component and display the results.
Contact Verify Component
  • Name verification will only be run locally. Data files are also installed locally for web configurations. Company name standardization is now available.
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