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SAP recently released 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

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

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