Property V4:Result Codes

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Result Code Use

Melissa 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.

Example

An example returned result code string:

YS02,YS04

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 property was:

Code Short Description Long Description
YS02 Address Match An Address match was found.
YS04 Detailed Information The detailed information was returned.


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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