Receiving a response from the Smartlink web service

When a request is made, the response will be returned in just a few seconds. Responses will return the details of any Smartlink address links that match the name and address provided; or, in the event of an error, will return an error message.

Responses are provided as JSON encoded objects containing response parameters, the possible values of which are highlighted below.

Response Parameters

Parameter Data Type Format Provided Notes
Status Number Value between 100 - 200 See Status Codes table.
Array {      
linkId Number Value between 1 – 999999999 Unique Identifier for the link.
forename Alpha a-z, A-Z, - 70 characters max Forename of the subject at the matched link address.
middleName Alpha a-z, A-Z, - 35 characters max Middle name 1 of the subject at the matched link address.
surname Alpha a-z, A-Z, - 35 characters max Surname of the subject at the matched link address.
dob Date YYYY-MM-DD DOB of the subject at the matched link address. If the DOB is not available 0000-00-00 will be returned.
age Number Value between -1 – 125 Age of the subject at the matched link address. If the age is not available -1 will be returned..
address1 Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, 64 characters max When entering an address, postcode must be provided, and is the minimum value which can be entered. An address (full or partial) must be provided with every request.
address2 Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, 64 characters max As Above
address3 Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, 64 characters max As Above
address4 Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, 64 characters max As Above
address5 Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, 64 characters max As Above
postcode Alphanumeric a-z, A-Z, 0-9, - 8 characters max Postcode
type Alpha Subject – Previous
Subject – Forwarding
Associate – Previous
Associate – Forwarding
Other – Previous
Other – Forwarding
Subject DOB
The type of link found
distance Number 0 - 1000 Distance in miles between the input address and the link address.
resScore Alpha Very Low
Low
Medium
High
Very High
Residency Score.
}      

Once you receive a response, you can then present/use these values to suit your business needs.

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