Express Entry:ExpressFreeForm

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URL

REST

Use URL
Standard http://expressentry.melissadata.net/web/ExpressFreeForm
Secure https://expressentry.melissadata.net/web/ExpressFreeForm


JSON

Use URL
Standard http://expressentry.melissadata.net/jsonp/ExpressFreeForm
Secure https://expressentry.melissadata.net/jsonp/ExpressFreeForm


ExpressFreeForm

The ExpressFreeForm endpoint is provided as a means of retrieving all available U.S. address elements with a Free Form query. ExpressFreeForm returns AddressLine1, City, State, PostalCode, AddressKey, SuiteName, and SuiteCount and the SuiteList and PlusFour lists.

Example Call

http://expressentry.melissadata.net/web/ExpressFreeForm?format={FORMAT}&id={ID}&ff={FF}&maxrecords={MAXRECORDS}&opt={poboxes:true}&cols={results}
Requested Field Input Description
Format {XML, JSON} The return format of the request.
ID Text The License Key or token
ff Search terms delimited by %20 or space. The service uses a word-distance algorithm to find and display matches in an intuitive order.
Maxrecords Number The maximum number of records to return (required). (Default 10, Maximum 100)
Opt poboxes:true US Only: Return P.O. Boxes and military addresses
Cols results Return Address Object result codes for each address in the Extras field.


Schema

?format=
The response will be formatted according to the value set here.
Valid values are: XML and JSON.
&id=
The ID element can contain your user ID, a complete License Key, or a token.
&ff=
The service uses this term to complete addresses in Free Form. The service uses a word-distance algorithm to find and display matches in an intuitive order.
&maxrecords=
Maxrecords is provided to control the number of results returned from a request to the service.
The default value is 10 and the maximum is 100 records.
&opt=
When set to poboxes:true, U.S. Addresses will return P.O. Boxes and military addresses along with the usual address results. Multiple options for &opt can be delimited by semicolon.
&cols=
When set to results this will return the Address Object result codes for each address in the Extras field. For example, a USPS only address will return AddrObjectResultCode": "AS01".