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==Build 5.4.5.5==
''Released July 2022''
<p class="sectionhead">Decennial Census Key Updates</p>
:*Personator now supports 2010 and 2020 decennial census data. Information on how to retrieve decennial census data can be found here:
::*https://wiki.melissadata.com/index.php?title=Personator_Consumer:Request#DecennialCensusKey
<p class="sectionhead">Demographic Improvements</p>
:*The following demographics have been normalized to be centric and standardized at the household level to prevent conflict in information:
::*Presence of Children
::*Children Age Range
::*Senior Present
::*Household Size
==Build 5.2.38==
===November 2021 Update===
''Released November 2021''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Data Updates</p>
:*Improved API’s ability to:
::*Append more accurate demographics and contact information
::*Verify name-address-phone-email correlation to ensure full contact accuracy
::*Perform Moves and provide the latest address for individuals
:*Recompiled Personator’s Reference data with the newly acquired data sources. This offers better and more comprehensive data.
===June 2021 Update===
''Released June 2021''
<p class="sectionhead">General Information</p>
:*Handle external API with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 Protocol
:*When VR01 only in the result code, append Phone and Email in the results
:*Remove all non-numeric characters in the SSN Input
:*SSN Search Improvements
<p class="sectionhead">Result Code Updates</p>
:*Changes to SSN result codes:
::*VR11 changed to - Full name & SSN match
::*VS12 added - Last name & SSN match
:*The following SSN action=append changed applied for:
::*If it’s VS12 only, allow appends.
::*If it’s VS50 only, allow appends.
::*If it’s BOTH VS12 and VS50, do not append
==Build 5.2.37==
''Released November 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
:*Personator now only appends Phones and Emails when there is an exact individual match (result codes contain VR01 AND NOT VS12 AND NOT VS13)
==Build 5.2.36==
''Released August 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Personator will no longer perform the append action when AS02 is returned in the results. Appends will now only occur for AS01 and AS03 result codes.
<p class="sectionhead">Bug Fix</p>
:*Fixed a bug where the service sometimes returns bad phone numbers that return a PE03.
:*Fixed a bug where the service sometimes replaces a phone number with a new phone number from the Personator Database, despite setting the option to <code>Append:Blank</code>.
==Build 5.2.35==
''Released July 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*All addresses retuning Delivery Indicator of "B" will no longer return Demographic information. This is because business sites should not be returning consumer information.
==Build 5.2.34==
''Released May 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
:*New featrure: <code>opt=DecennialCensusKey:2010|off</code>
::This option toggles the census key output to return the static 2010 census key instead of the latest census key.
==Build 5.2.33==
''Released May 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*The NS02 Result code has been deemed unnecessary and will no longer return in the web service result codes.
:*The PS02 (7-digit coded) will no longer return it the web service result codes. Instead, phone numbers will now code to PS01 (10-digit verified).
==Build 5.2.32==
''Released April 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
:*Personator now only returns demographics when there is an exact individual match (result codes contain VR01 AND NOT VS12 AND NOT VS13)
==Build 5.2.29==
''Released February 2020''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
:*New Feature: Advanced Address Type
::When Advanced Address Type is set to on (<code>&opt=AdvancedAddressType:on</code>), the service will return more detailed Address Types.
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Improvements to Canadian GeoCoding coverage and accuracy.
==Build 5.2.25==
''Released December 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Further improvements done to the GeoCoding by using new input Parameters using the MAK as input to produce more accurate GeoCoding information.
:*Fixed the address format for Private Mailboxes.
::*Old: Address1 + PMB + Suite
::*New: Address1 + Suite + PMB
:*Other internal changes to improve GeoCoding accuracy.
<p class="sectionhead">Bug Fix</p>
:*Fixed an issue where the pipes (“|”) would sometimes output as part of the Results.
==Build 5.2.20==
''Released October 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Internal Re-work of Geocoding Engine to replace direct database access to using the GeoCoder API.
==Build 5.2.16==
''Released August 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Credit Licenses are now supported within Personator. A Credit License allows users to store pre-paid credits to their license in order to access the service. Credits can be purchased through the Melissa Credit Portal. Certain features are not accessible through Credit Only Licenses including:
::#SSN Verification
::#IP Address Verificaiton
::#Demographics
==Build 5.2.14==
''Released June 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Bug Fix</p>
:*Fixed an issue where bad Canadian Email Addresses were being appended. It should now follow the same logic as the US.
:*Fixed an issue where the EmailAddress column sometimes disappears when asking for <code>Demographics:MaskOnly</code> or <code>Demographics:ValueOnly</code>
:*Fixed an issue where CBSA sometimes did not output correctly.
==Build 5.2.5==
''Released April 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Global IP now returns GE27 in the TransmissionResults when a user is not subscribed to Global IP.
:*Name Centric was removed from CentricHint Cascading. Currently, when CentricHint is auto (default), Personator will check by ordering (SSN, Address, Phone, and Email) for CentricHint, until match in the data is found.
==Build 5.2.2==
''Released March 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Minor Update</p>
:*Added new output placeholder for EstimatedHomeValue. This does not currently return any values, and is reserved for future implementation.
::<code><EstimatedHomeValue /></code>
<p class="sectionhead">Bug Fix</p>
:*Fixed a bug where Personator was returning redundant Email Result Codes
==Build 5.2.1==
''Released March 2018''
<p class="sectionhead">Major Updates</p>
:*Added Name Centric Hint. This can be set as part of the options:
::<code>&opt=CentricHint:Name</code>
:*Added BirthDay, BirthMonth and BirthYear inputs. Setting the Date of Birth allows for additional filtering in order to match on specific individuals. This can be set in the input like so:
::<code>&bday={BirthDay}&bmo={BirthMonth}&byr={BirthYear}</code>
:*Added new input for supporting IP Address
::<code>&ip={IpAddress}</code>
:*The following outputs were also added in support of IP Address Verification in Personator:
::*<code><IPAddress/></code>
::*<code><IPCity/></code>
::*<code><IPCountryAbbreviation/></code>
::*<code><IPCountryName/></code>
::*<code><IPConnectionSpeed/></code>
::*<code><IPConnectionType/></code>
::*<code><IPContinent/></code>
::*<code><IPDomainName/></code>
::*<code><IPISPName/></code>
::*<code><IPLatitude/></code>
::*<code><IPLongitude/></code>
::*<code><IPPostalCode/></code>
::*<code><IPProxyType/></code>
::*<code><IPProxyDescription/></code>
::*<code><IPRegion/></code>
::*<code><IPUTC/></code>
:*The new columns may be retrieved individually or by calling the requesting for the GrpIPAddress in the columns input:
::<code>cols=GrpIPAddress</code>
==Build 5.1.5==
==Build 5.1.5==
''Released July 2017''
''Released July 2017''


;Major Update
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
<!--*Added Functionality for SSN Verification-->
:*Added Functionality for SSN Verification.




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''Released April 2015''
''Released April 2015''


;Major Update
<p class="sectionhead">Major Update</p>
*Added Functionality for Canadian Append, Verify, and Move.
:*Added Functionality for Canadian Append, Verify, and Move.


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Added PhoneCountryName and PhoneCountryCode output.
:*Added PhoneCountryName and PhoneCountryCode output.




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''Released March 2015''
''Released March 2015''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Added MoveConfidence(Strict|Loose) Option.
:*Added MoveConfidence(Strict|Loose) Option.




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''Released November 2014''
''Released November 2014''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Added Demographics as part of the output columns
:*Added Demographics as part of the output columns
*Added LongAddressFormat(off|on|auto) Option.
:*Added LongAddressFormat(off|on|auto) Option.




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''Released September 2014''
''Released September 2014''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*New mdHints Functionality for optional Speed Improvements
:*New mdHints Functionality for optional Speed Improvements




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''Released June 2014''
''Released June 2014''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Added 10 Year NCOA Move Capability
:*Added 10 Year NCOA Move Capability




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''Released February 2014''
''Released February 2014''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Free Form Input - Personator will now accept single line Input String and parse out the Address, Company, Name, Phone and Email Address. FreeForm Inputs can be both fielded and unfielded.
:*Free Form Input - Personator will now accept single line Input String and parse out the Address, Company, Name, Phone and Email Address. FreeForm Inputs can be both fielded and unfielded.
*Email Append - Personator now has the capability to append Email Addresses
:*Email Append - Personator now has the capability to append Email Addresses




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''Released July 2013''
''Released July 2013''


;New Features
<p class="sectionhead">New Features</p>
*Move Update - The Personator Web Service now has the ability to return the current address for an individual or company. This can be done by enabling the action Move.  
:*Move Update - The Personator Web Service now has the ability to return the current address for an individual or company. This can be done by enabling the action Move.  





Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 August 2022

← Personator Consumer


Build 5.4.5.5

Released July 2022

Decennial Census Key Updates

  • Personator now supports 2010 and 2020 decennial census data. Information on how to retrieve decennial census data can be found here:

Demographic Improvements

  • The following demographics have been normalized to be centric and standardized at the household level to prevent conflict in information:
  • Presence of Children
  • Children Age Range
  • Senior Present
  • Household Size


Build 5.2.38

November 2021 Update

Released November 2021

Major Data Updates

  • Improved API’s ability to:
  • Append more accurate demographics and contact information
  • Verify name-address-phone-email correlation to ensure full contact accuracy
  • Perform Moves and provide the latest address for individuals
  • Recompiled Personator’s Reference data with the newly acquired data sources. This offers better and more comprehensive data.


June 2021 Update

Released June 2021

General Information

  • Handle external API with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 Protocol
  • When VR01 only in the result code, append Phone and Email in the results
  • Remove all non-numeric characters in the SSN Input
  • SSN Search Improvements

Result Code Updates

  • Changes to SSN result codes:
  • VR11 changed to - Full name & SSN match
  • VS12 added - Last name & SSN match
  • The following SSN action=append changed applied for:
  • If it’s VS12 only, allow appends.
  • If it’s VS50 only, allow appends.
  • If it’s BOTH VS12 and VS50, do not append


Build 5.2.37

Released November 2020

Major Update

  • Personator now only appends Phones and Emails when there is an exact individual match (result codes contain VR01 AND NOT VS12 AND NOT VS13)


Build 5.2.36

Released August 2020

Minor Update

  • Personator will no longer perform the append action when AS02 is returned in the results. Appends will now only occur for AS01 and AS03 result codes.

Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug where the service sometimes returns bad phone numbers that return a PE03.
  • Fixed a bug where the service sometimes replaces a phone number with a new phone number from the Personator Database, despite setting the option to Append:Blank.


Build 5.2.35

Released July 2020

Minor Update

  • All addresses retuning Delivery Indicator of "B" will no longer return Demographic information. This is because business sites should not be returning consumer information.


Build 5.2.34

Released May 2020

Major Update

  • New featrure: opt=DecennialCensusKey:2010|off
This option toggles the census key output to return the static 2010 census key instead of the latest census key.


Build 5.2.33

Released May 2020

Minor Update

  • The NS02 Result code has been deemed unnecessary and will no longer return in the web service result codes.
  • The PS02 (7-digit coded) will no longer return it the web service result codes. Instead, phone numbers will now code to PS01 (10-digit verified).


Build 5.2.32

Released April 2020

Major Update

  • Personator now only returns demographics when there is an exact individual match (result codes contain VR01 AND NOT VS12 AND NOT VS13)


Build 5.2.29

Released February 2020

Major Update

  • New Feature: Advanced Address Type
When Advanced Address Type is set to on (&opt=AdvancedAddressType:on), the service will return more detailed Address Types.

Minor Update

  • Improvements to Canadian GeoCoding coverage and accuracy.


Build 5.2.25

Released December 2018

Minor Update

  • Further improvements done to the GeoCoding by using new input Parameters using the MAK as input to produce more accurate GeoCoding information.
  • Fixed the address format for Private Mailboxes.
  • Old: Address1 + PMB + Suite
  • New: Address1 + Suite + PMB
  • Other internal changes to improve GeoCoding accuracy.

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where the pipes (“|”) would sometimes output as part of the Results.


Build 5.2.20

Released October 2018

Minor Update

  • Internal Re-work of Geocoding Engine to replace direct database access to using the GeoCoder API.


Build 5.2.16

Released August 2018

Minor Update

  • Credit Licenses are now supported within Personator. A Credit License allows users to store pre-paid credits to their license in order to access the service. Credits can be purchased through the Melissa Credit Portal. Certain features are not accessible through Credit Only Licenses including:
  1. SSN Verification
  2. IP Address Verificaiton
  3. Demographics


Build 5.2.14

Released June 2018

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where bad Canadian Email Addresses were being appended. It should now follow the same logic as the US.
  • Fixed an issue where the EmailAddress column sometimes disappears when asking for Demographics:MaskOnly or Demographics:ValueOnly
  • Fixed an issue where CBSA sometimes did not output correctly.


Build 5.2.5

Released April 2018

Minor Update

  • Global IP now returns GE27 in the TransmissionResults when a user is not subscribed to Global IP.
  • Name Centric was removed from CentricHint Cascading. Currently, when CentricHint is auto (default), Personator will check by ordering (SSN, Address, Phone, and Email) for CentricHint, until match in the data is found.


Build 5.2.2

Released March 2018

Minor Update

  • Added new output placeholder for EstimatedHomeValue. This does not currently return any values, and is reserved for future implementation.
<EstimatedHomeValue />

Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug where Personator was returning redundant Email Result Codes


Build 5.2.1

Released March 2018

Major Updates

  • Added Name Centric Hint. This can be set as part of the options:
&opt=CentricHint:Name
  • Added BirthDay, BirthMonth and BirthYear inputs. Setting the Date of Birth allows for additional filtering in order to match on specific individuals. This can be set in the input like so:
&bday={BirthDay}&bmo={BirthMonth}&byr={BirthYear}
  • Added new input for supporting IP Address
&ip={IpAddress}
  • The following outputs were also added in support of IP Address Verification in Personator:
  • <IPAddress/>
  • <IPCity/>
  • <IPCountryAbbreviation/>
  • <IPCountryName/>
  • <IPConnectionSpeed/>
  • <IPConnectionType/>
  • <IPContinent/>
  • <IPDomainName/>
  • <IPISPName/>
  • <IPLatitude/>
  • <IPLongitude/>
  • <IPPostalCode/>
  • <IPProxyType/>
  • <IPProxyDescription/>
  • <IPRegion/>
  • <IPUTC/>
  • The new columns may be retrieved individually or by calling the requesting for the GrpIPAddress in the columns input:
cols=GrpIPAddress


Build 5.1.5

Released July 2017

Major Update

  • Added Functionality for SSN Verification.


Build 3.3.2

Released April 2015

Major Update

  • Added Functionality for Canadian Append, Verify, and Move.

New Features

  • Added PhoneCountryName and PhoneCountryCode output.


Build 3.2.65

Released March 2015

New Features

  • Added MoveConfidence(Strict|Loose) Option.


Build 3.2.59

Released November 2014

New Features

  • Added Demographics as part of the output columns
  • Added LongAddressFormat(off|on|auto) Option.


Build 3.2.52

Released September 2014

New Features

  • New mdHints Functionality for optional Speed Improvements


Build 3.2.32 (Data Update)

Released June 2014

New Features

  • Added 10 Year NCOA Move Capability


Build 3.2.32

Released February 2014

New Features

  • Free Form Input - Personator will now accept single line Input String and parse out the Address, Company, Name, Phone and Email Address. FreeForm Inputs can be both fielded and unfielded.
  • Email Append - Personator now has the capability to append Email Addresses


Build 3.2.14

Released July 2013

New Features

  • Move Update - The Personator Web Service now has the ability to return the current address for an individual or company. This can be done by enabling the action Move.


Build 1.0.00

Released November 2012

  • Initial Release