User-defined layouts can be used to specify the number, content and format of the address output columns.
When a custom layout is defined in the Experian Batch API qaworld.ini config file, a "Custom" option will be available in the Additional options menu, in addition to the "Standard" (7-column) and "Component" (28-coloumn) default layouts. When the custom option is selected, a list of custom layouts will be available to select from.
To create a custom layout, navigate to addressValidate\runtime folder in the Aperture Data Studio installation directory (by default C:\ProgramData\Experian\addressValidate\runtime) and edit the qaworld.ini file using a text editor.
Once you've created a custom layout, we recommend checking that it is valid and correct using the BATWV64.EXE test harness before using it in Data Studio.
We also recommend that you restart the Data Studio service after adding or updating a custom layout.
Here's an example of a custom layout that will return a 5-column output with:
[CustomGBR] CountryBase=GBR CleaningAction=Address GBRAddressLineCount=5 GBRAddressLine1=W100,O21,O11 GBRAddressLine2=W60 GBRAddressLine3=W60,L21 GBRAddressLine4=W60,L11 GBRAddressLine5=W60,C11
You can define custom labels for each address line. These labels can then be used as column names for the cleansed address output from the Validate addresses step.
To define a label for an address line, add the label text prefixed with a "T" before specifying the address element.
Here is an example of a custom layout with line labels specified:
[Layout with labels] CountryBase=GBR CleaningAction=Address GBRAddressLineCount=5 GBRAddressLine1=W100,TBusiness information,O21,O11 GBRAddressLine2=W60,TPremise detail GBRAddressLine3=W60,TTown,L21 GBRAddressLine4=W60,TCounty,L11 GBRAddressLine5=W60,TPostcode,C11
To return addresses in a CASS certified layout with DPV information, the layout should include the following settings: