Using USPS matching enhancements - GeoTAX_Premium - 7 - 7.7

GeoTAX Premium for Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Geo Addressing
Product
GeoTAX Premium
Version
7.7
Language
English
Product name
GeoTAX Premium
Title
GeoTAX Premium for Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS
Copyright
2023
First publish date
1998
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2023-10-19
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2023-10-19T16:49:54.924301

Understanding the Early Warning System (EWS)

The Early Warning System (EWS) provides up-to-date address information for new and recently changed addresses that have not yet been updated in the monthly USPS data updates. EWS prevents address records from miscoding due to a delay in postal data reaching the USPS address matching files.

The older the U.S. Postal Databases, the higher potential you have for miscoding addresses. When a valid address is miscoded because the address it matches to in the U.S. Postal Database is inexact, it will result in a broken address.

EWS data consists of records containing partial address information limited to the Zip Code, street name, pre-directional, post-directional, and a suffix. For an address record to be EWS-eligible, it must be an address not present on the most recent monthly production U.S. Postal Database.

The USPS refreshes the EWS file on a weekly basis. You can download the EWS file from the USPS Web site ahttps://postalpro.usps.com/cass/EWS.

Note: In order to use the USPS-supplied EWS file, GeoTAX requires that the EWS file be named ews.txt and be located in the GeoTAX data search path. The date of the EWS file must be the same month or newer than your GeoTAX data files.