This by nature of the data is relatively simple:
Example of PAF Address record for 1 Postcode
“Postcode” would be indexed in your own database.
The user enters a postcode. You should then clean the Postcode format before doing the search. See section below.
Then simply find the address from the first field “Postcode” and then populate your form with the other fields.
The Example download below contains a VBNET and a C# code example of how to convert the PAF data into an address list for display.
13 Mb Example of Full, Street and PostZon data (Geodate)
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The optimised PAF data file should be easily imported into two database fields, one for Postcode, and the other for the Full Royal Mail Address data, in minutes if using the Microsoft SQL Text import utility.
Please note: In accordance with Royal Mail Terms and Conditions, you must have a valid “Large business Package” license. We only supply this type of PAF data for a “Large business Package” license. Please call for the price of these licenses.