Simply Postcode FAQ  FAQ:What is the different between Full/Street Address data

We offer two levels of postcode address finder database:

    Full PAF Address search

    Street PAF Address search

the differences are explained in detail below:

What is Full Address?

Full PAF Address information

Returns Full address record from Postcode.  The user enters a Postcode, and is presented with a list of all Buildings, within the matching Postcode.   The user then selects address from list.

Full PAF (Royal Mail) license being used

When using the FULL Address PAF license selects the address from list

Demonstration Video

 
 
   Simply Postcode: Desktop Demo of Full Address Searching
  0:00 Searching for a Postcode
  1:52 Refining the search
  1:47 Advanced search
 
 

When used within an organisation (internal use), this type of license offer "Advanced Address Word search"

What is Street Address?

Having entered the postcode to search for, this returns partial address from given Postcode. The user then must enter the premises name/number for the postal address manually. This Street Address license is half the price of FULL address, but not so convenient since the user has to type the Name or Number of building.  

thoroughfare PAF (Royal Mail) license being used

When using the thoroughfare address license the user must enter the building name or number, before using the address

The Desktop Client can be forced to always use a Street Address License by selecting "Options >> Use Street License" menu. This allows some users to use Full PAF Postcode Lookup Address searching, and others to use the cheaper PAF thoroughfare licenses.

If you have only purchased a thoroughfare address license, then the Desktop software will default to thoroughfare address search.

Demonstration Video

 
 
   Simply Postcode: Desktop Demo of Street Address Searching
  0:00 Searching for a Postcode
  1:20 How to evaluate on desktop software