Guidelines

Qlik Geocoding Guidelines

If you follow the guidelines the results will be better.

  • Use the template app
  • Try with a few addresses first.
  • Always store the result in QVD (as the template app does).
  • Only do lookups of new addresses (as the template app does).
  • Do NOT place sensitive data in index or address, it’s against the terms.
  • Split larger tables in consecutive calls (as the template app does).
  • Use specific address fields yields better and faster result.
  • Fill in all indata fields with proper info. Quality of lookup is highly dependent on the quality of the indata.
  • Make sure that the address fields only contain address information. Company names, phone numbers, c/o, apartment number etc messes up the result.
  • If an location field info is missing or corrupt, it’s better to keep that field blank.
  • Write out abbreviations if ambiguous, like C. is it “Corso”, “Calle” or “Contrado”?
  • Zip info has very high precedence, omit if in doubt.
  • Every call to the service counts as an transaction, independent of the repsonse.