Accurate address data is critical to fulfil orders and to make valid business decisions based on reliable data.
Match, clean and recover incomplete, incorrect and improperly formatted addresses with the one-click Addy cleanse excel spreadsheet.
Advanced fuzzy address matching techniques are used for achieving high address classification accuracy even when spelling mistakes or incorrect postal codes, suburbs or incomplete data exist in your database.
Poor address data quality can be prevented by providing users with predictive search-as-you-type address suggestion software. Use our address autocomplete plugin on your website or app to validate addresses in real-time against official NZ Post address datasets.
Do you have an existing data set with a mix of partial, incomplete and complete addresses? Download the address cleaning spreadsheet template to perform bulk verification of your addresses.
The excel spreadsheet will call Addy's Address Verification API with the address record and provide the full address details in return.
Enable the content (Enable Macros) in Excel as shown below.
Add your Addy Address API key in cell B2 as shown below.
Get started with a free account to get your API key
Enter or Copy & Paste your address records into Excel as shown below.
Note: You can type in the entire address in "Input Field 1" or split it up into several "Input Field" columns.
Click the 'Match' button as shown below to match and clean all of the addresses.
The cleaned and matched address results are displayed in the columns on the right to include the Suburb, City and Postcode.
The table below describe each column in the excel spreadsheet. To find a complete description of all the fields, see the response properties for the Address Details API.
Cell B2 is where you can enter your Address API key.
|Unique ID||input (Optional)||An optional ID field to map the address with your internal database ID||1234|
|Input Field 1||input (Mandatory)||Address Field or Column 1 in your database||Floor 2|
|Input Field 2||input (Optional)||Address Field or Column 2 in your database||1 Blair Street|
|Input Field 3||input (Optional)||Address Field or Column 3 in your database||Te Aro|
|Input Field 4||input (Optional)||Address Field or Column 4 in your database||Wellington 6011|
|Address Suggestions||output||Holds a drop-down list of alternative address matches||List of Addresses|
|Matches||output||Holds the total number of alternative matches available||11|
|Display Line||output||Holds the single line address display name||Floor 2, 1 Blair Street|
|Street||output||Holds the name and type of the street||Blair Street|
|Suburb||output||Holds the name applied to a group of geographically associated streets||Te Aro|
|City||output||Holds the name of the Town/City provided by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)||Wellington|
|Mailtown||output||Holds the name of the Town/City/Mailtown associated with this delivery point||Wellington|
|Postcode||output||Holds the four digit code defined by New Zealand Post, which is used to describe the locations linked to sorting zones for mail sorting purposes||0622|
|X||output||Holds the longitude coordinates in WGS84 format||174.7835236|
|Y||output||Holds the latitude coordinates in WGS84 format||-41.29302216|
|ID||output||Holds the unique Addy Identifier||2392921|
|DPID||output||Holds the unique reference number assigned by NZ Post to each delivery point address||1500136|
|LINZ ID||output||Holds the unique reference number assigned by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) to each street address||25003|
|Parcel ID||output||Holds the unique spatial object number representing a land parcel where the postal address resides as assigned by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)||3757439|
|Meshblock||output||Holds the foreign key value to link to census and statistical datasets as assigend by Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ)||2135700|
|Number||output||Holds the base street number. For Rural addresses these are allocated by territorial authorities||1|
|RD Number||output||Holds the rural delivery route number|
|Alpha||output||Holds the alpha component of a street number||B|
|Unit Type||output||Holds the category description of a sub-dwelling type within a building of building compiles. This is used in conjunction with the Unit Number address element|
|Unit Number||output||Holds the address elements that identifies a specific deliver sub dwelling delivery point within a building or building complex|
|Floor||output||Holds the Floor type and identifier in a multi level building||Floor 2|
|Territory||output||Holds the territorial authority of the address. See districts of NZ<||Wellington City|
|Region||output||Holds the regional authority of the address. See regions of NZ||Wellington|
|Building||output||Holds the building property name for a recognised significant building|
|Type||output||Holds the type of delivery point (Urban, Rural, PostBox, NonPostal)||Urban|
|Box Bag Number||output||Holds the PO Box/Private Bag number|
|Ouput Field 1||output||Holds the correctly formatted address in line 1||Floor 2|
|Output Field 2||output||Holds the correctly formatted address in line 2||1 Blair Street|
|Output Field 3||output||Holds the correctly formatted address in line 3||Te Aro|
|Output Field 4||output||Holds the correctly formatted address in line 4||Wellington 6011|
|Modified||output||Holds the last modified date of the address||22/01/2018|
|PAF Source||output||Holds a flag to state if the address was sourced from the New Zealand Postal Address File (TRUE) or Land Information New Zealand (FALSE)||TRUE|
|Deleted||output||Holds a flag to state if the address was deleted||FALSE|
|Suggestions||reserved||Holds the list of Address Suggestions||List of Addresses|
How can I change the matched address?
Click on the "Address Suggestions" column to see additional address matches. Select a different address in the drop-down to manually validate a different address and to automatically fill in all of the detailed address columns.
Why are there so many matched addresses?
A partial address such as "80 Queen" will match many address because are many possible matches for that partial address such as 80 Queen Charlotte Drive, 80 Queen Road and 80 Queen Street in Auckland Central, Masterton, North Dunedin, Richmond and more.
A partial address with more information such as "80 Queen Charlotte Dr Havelock" will only return a single match, properly formatted and complete with postcode, suburb, city, territory, region and more.
Does the Input Field order matter?
No the order does not matter. The input fields can contain any address segment such as city, street, number or postcode.