Melissa Address Keys have been introduced to our product stacks to provide a proprietary identification key for addresses. Melissa Address Keys (MAK), replace the old AddressKey Property which was available in our Address Verification Solutions. With the introduction of the MAK, we provide a consistent and reliable way to uniquely identify address records in your database.
The following products now currently return a MAK:
I. Address Object
Here are the steps to retrieve the MAK in the Address Object:
To retrieve the MAK in Personator, simply look for the MelissaAddressKey Output which is already part of the default output in the XML/SOAP/JSON Response:
By running your addresses through the Address Object or Personator, you can retrieve the MAK for all good/valid addresses. The MAK is a unique 10-digit number, much like a barcode or ISBN, that we have assigned to every single valid address in the U.S. Since the MAK is a unique identifier for an address, it can be used for the following: