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SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Functional use and capabilities

SAP offers a microservice running in SAP Cloud Platform that performs the data quality features of address cleansing and validation, geocoding, and reverse geocoding. You may get more information by viewing the resources listed at the end of this blog.

This blog provides links to videos that present information on the functional use and capabilities of the microservice.

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Address Cleansing. This video provides a general overview of address cleansing functionality. including the following.

  • The format of a POST request that an application sends to the microservice
  • The process performed by the address cleansing engine to correct, validate, format, and standardize the address data
  • Examples of diverse types of addresses supported by the microservice

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Address Formatting. This video describes configurable settings that provide options for formatting addresses, including the following.

  • Options for casing the address data
  • Options related to diacritical characters and non-Latin scripts
  • Options for formatting address attributes in expanded or abbreviated form
  • A description of the country-common-style option

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Configurations. This video describes creating and referencing configurations, including the following.

  • Accessing the Configuration Editor
  • Built-in configurations
  • Sending a request that references a configuration in the payload
  • Creating a custom configuration
  • Adding country-specific configurations to a custom configuration

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Batch Processing. This video describes sending batch requests with multiple addresses, including the following.

  • The format of a POST request that includes an array of multiple addresses
  • Sending a batch request that references a configuration
  • Pass-through fields
  • Charges for batch requests
  • Size of batch requests
  • Sending and receiving compressed batch requests
  • Tips on optimization

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Address Validation. This video describes the address assignment process and the validation results, including the following.

  • Country coverage
  • Identification of an address as valid or invalid
  • When an address is valid, identification of the assignment level
  • When an address is invalid, identification of why the potential assignment level cannot be obtained
  • Controlling charges with minimum assignment level
  • Significance of changes in address data between request and response

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Geocoding. This video provides a general overview of geocoding functionality, including the following.

  • Overview of geocoding and reverse geocoding functionality
  • The format of a POST request that an application sends to the microservice
  • Country coverage
  • Description of the levels of precision: exact, interpolated, and centroid
  • Controlling charges with processing mode and geo assign
  • Options for controlling spatial search results in reverse geocoding through max records and distance

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: Sample Payloads. This video describes how to get and use sample payloads, including the following:

  • How to download and import sample payloads in the Postman application
  • An overview of the sample payloads
  • How to get values for the environment variables

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data: SAP Business Suite. This video describes request and response properties for SAP Business Suite data models, including the following:

  • How fields in a point-of-entry user interface map to service fields in the microservice request
  • How the microservice response properties map to columns in the Business Partner ADRC address table
  • Description of four common consumption models
  • Behavior and charges for transactions that have both a street address and a postbox address

If you are just getting started with the microservice, please see the following resources.

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      Author's profile photo Ginger Gatling
      Ginger Gatling

       

      Thanks, Ron!  Great videos!!

      Author's profile photo Thomas Hiesener
      Thomas Hiesener

      Dear Ron,

      your linked configuration videos are not working.

      Can you check, please?
      Is this guide still actual?
      Any changes in the last 3 years?
      Still only available in BTC Neo environment?
      Is there a guide how to connect to an ERP (ECC) system?

      Thanks

      Thomas

       

      Author's profile photo Ron Dupey
      Ron Dupey
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Thomas,

      The videos were removed from the YouTube channel. We are in the process of updating them and embedding them in the user documentation on the SAP Help Portal (https://help.sap.com/viewer/d95546360fea44988eb614718ff7e959/Cloud/en-US).

      There have been lots of updates in the last 3 years, both in country expansion and depth. Please see the list of release notes in the documentation mentioned above.

      The service is now available on Cloud Foundry as well as Neo.

      The service is available for use with an SAP ERP system but I personally don't have knowledge of how to connect. Please send me an email directly, including information on the integrating application you use, and I will look for a resource who can help.

      Thanks, Ron