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Get postcode from address?

So I have part a, need part b

     
12:11 pm on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm talking Great Britain here.

Lets say I have all the address, streename, city, county but I don't have the postcode.

surely it's possible to find the rest automagically, any ideas?

4:17 pm on Dec 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You need to purchase the Postcode Address File (PAF) from the Post Office.
8:07 am on Dec 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well, in the US the USPS has this integrated into the API tools and it can be queried programmatically, perhaps your postal service has the same ability.
2:56 am on Dec 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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[track.royalmail.com...]

[edited by: encyclo at 3:03 am (utc) on Dec. 16, 2007]

Thank for doing it I was just about to remove the session ids

[edited by: Realbrisk at 3:04 am (utc) on Dec. 16, 2007]

12:02 pm on Dec 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For a small number of manual lookups that is great. If you want to do it programatically then you will need to buy the PAF.