W2 Data Post Redirect 028
Search for NCOA data for an individual at an address
W2 Data Post Redirect 028 Service
This service searches a Royal Mail database of Notifications of Change of Address (NCOA) to see if a redirect exists for an individual at a particular address.
Due to the nature of our contract with Royal Mail we can only confirm that a redirect exists and the status of the redirect (Active, Cancelled, Expired, Pending). We cannot confirm whether the redirect is from or to the address in question.
We can only include this service in a bundle with other services.
The API uses the following Query Data fields for this service.
* We recommend that consumers of this service use HouseName and House Number separately but we also accept HouseNameNumber. At least one of these fields must be supplied.
Please note that for this service we have to use exact matching to perform our searching, so for example Dave Smith would not match David Smith.
The minimum address fields we require is house name/number and postcode. The address match has to be exact for us to return a match so the more address information that can be supplied the better chances there will be of finding a match.
Date of birth is optional but if included must include all three fields and be a valid date.
In the <ServiceResult> section of the response we return the <W2DataPostRedirectResult> element which contains the following fields:
<W2DataPostRedirect028Result> <MatchFound>true | false</MatchFound>
<RedirectionStatus>Active | Cancelled | Expired | Pending</RedirectionStatus>
In the <ServiceTransactions> element we return a <ServiceTransactionInformation> element as per our usual services. The <ServiceInterpretResult> element will either be OneResult or NoResults.
To call the Sandbox version of this service simply add the Sandbox Query Option as True. The following table lists all sandbox cases that will return a result for this service.
|Forename||Surname||Day Of Birth||Month Of Birth||Year Of Birth||Flat||House Name Number||Postcode||Result|
(Click on a sandbox case to see the service result data here)