Finalist 8.3 - Finalist - 10.0

Finalist Compatibility Interface (CI) Migration Guide

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Data Quality - Postals
Product
Finalist
Version
10.0
Language
English
Product name
Finalist
Title
Finalist Compatibility Interface (CI) Migration Guide
Copyright
2023
First publish date
1998
ft:lastEdition
2024-05-15
ft:lastPublication
2024-05-15T00:18:43.325870

A new ExtraData (EXTRA-DATA) field was added to the Finalist 8.3 address structures. If the address codes, this field contains all words that Finalist did not use to process the coded address. If an input address does not code, this field is not populated. Finalist accepts two address lines. Finalist may use one or the other or both of these address lines to successfully code an address. If Finalist only uses input line 1, any data in line 2 is not returned in ExtraData. The address lines Finalist used are indicated in the information portion of the returned AddressData structure (PBFN-ADRS-ADDRESSLOC or PBFN-RRTN-ADDRESSLOC).

Finalist includes a simplified interface for using COBOL to call Finalist. Previously, COBOL programs had to be compiled with DLL and PGMNAME(LONG, MIXED). These restrictions have been removed for the main Finalist APIs (the database API interfaces, PBCSxxxx, still require the compile options). Finalist includes eight-character, uppercase COBOL interface names, such as PBFNINIT and PBFNPROC, to simplify calling the Finalist native interface for COBOL applications.