The Lookup search type is designed to enable the user to enter a postal code to produce a list of locality information.
The user enters the postal code and the service returns the relevant information for that match. Lookup requires minimal user interaction. If the postal code matches multiple pieces of information, a picklist is returned, from which the user can select the required one.
This is a two-step process involving two endpoint methods:
Pro Web SOAP enables an untrained user to capture their own address with minimal interaction by entering information into a wizard.
This is a multi-step process involving the following operations:
|1. Postal code search||
||Checks whether the combination of data mapping, engine and layout are valid for search.|
|3. Get Final Address||
||Creates a final formatted address from a previously created picklist item.|
Typically, the process of searching with the Keyfinder engine follows this format:
DoPostalLookupaction can be used for this search. It returns a
Picklistobject which contains
PicklistItemsthat can be displayed. Each item can remain merely informational, be expanded or formatted into a final address.
DoGetAddressaction will apply a layout to this item, returning a
FormattedAddressobject that contains the final formatted address.