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How to obtain county information for PostalCode input in Universal Addressing Modudle (UAM) Validate Address service

Products affected: Spectrum - Enterprise Geocoding Module
Product Feature: US Component

Version: 8,9

Issue

User wants to get the county information corresponding to PostalCode input in UAM Validate Address. The Status.Code is returning "InsufficientInputData"

 

Cause

ValidateAddress will not return county information unless there is a successful address match. It is the way the data is organized.

 

Resolution

UPDATED: April 21, 2017
You can use GeocodeUSAddress, which will provide county information when given a valid ZIP Code. Ensure you returning Census information and have checked "Include descriptions in output" in the Management Console or set "OutputVerbose" in your SOAP request to get the county name.