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Postcode Programming API  Simply Postcode Software HTTP/XML Web Service:


Simply Postcode Lookup XML/ HTTP Web service offers a simple way to interact with our postcode address lookup service. A simple web request URL returns XML which can be read by almost any programming language.   This service provides up to date Royal mail address information, that is updated daily.

This data source can be used by any web server or programming language that supports a server-side scripting language that can parse XML data, to provide Postcode Software Lookup and Nearest Store locator within your software/Web site.

HTTP/XML Web Service Offers:

The service is available across a simple HTTP protocol. Each request is a standard HTTP GET request with the query string forming the request parameters, and returns the address Lookup information as XML.

video  Tutorial Video : Explain HTTP/XML Web Service


HTTP/XML Web Service Features:


The HTTP/XML Web Service has the following features:

  • Platform/Language independent
  • Offers full access to all data we provide (Full/Thoroughfare/Geographic Longitude and Latitude)
  • Data always up to date
  • No Data Administration Cost for you
  • Can allow your customer to open an account, you get commission

HTTP/XML Web Service Demo Program:


HTTPExample.exe can be found in the root of the example download code. This demonstrates the HTTP requests in action.

Royal mail Postcode Address Lookup using HTTP request to get XML

Turning on “Show calls in detail to Demonstrate HTTP/XML Data” will show the URLs called and the XML returned by calls HTTP calls. This should help programmers of other languages understand the HTTP calls and returns data.


HTTP/XML Web Service Example Code


The HTTP/XML examples:

HTTPExample.exe can be found in the root of the example download code. This demonstrates the HTTP requests in action.

Turning on “Show calls in detail to Demonstrate HTTP/XML Data” will show the URLs called and the XML returned by calls HTTP calls. This should help programmers of other languages understand the HTTP calls and returns data.

For Web Sites

DirectoryLanguageAPI UsedDescription
AJAX/AJAX ASP Full AddressASPHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP Full Address 2 AddressesASPHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Full AddressASP.NETHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Full Address 2 AddressesASP.NETHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Full Address 2 Addresses C#C#HTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Full Address C#C#HTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET ThoroughfareASP.NETHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Thoroughfare 2 AddressesASP.NETHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Thoroughfare 2 Addresses C#C#HTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX ASP NET Thoroughfare C#C#HTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP ThoroughfareASPHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example
AJAX/AJAX ASP Thoroughfare 2 AddressesASPHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX PHP Full AddressPHPHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example
AJAX/AJAX PHP Full Address 2 AddressesPHPHTTP/XMLAJAX Full Address example with 2 address box on same page
AJAX/AJAX PHP ThoroughfarePHPHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example
AJAX/AJAX PHP Thoroughfare 2 AddressesPHPHTTP/XMLAJAX Thoroughfare/Street Address example with 2 address box on same page
ASPASPHTTP/XMLHow to get PostZon and Thoroughfare/Street data using HTTP/XML Web Service
PHP core code/Full Address core codePHPHTTP/XMLGet Full using HTTP/XML Web Service
PHP core code/PostZon core codePHPHTTP/XMLGet PostZon using HTTP/XML Web Service
PHP core code/Thoroughfare core codePHPHTTP/XMLGet Thoroughfare/Street using HTTP/XML Web Service
PythonPythonHTTP/XMLGet Thoroughfare/Street using HTTP/XML Web Service
JavaJavaHTTP/XMLGet Thoroughfare/Street using HTTP/XML Web Service
Web Popup/ASP Full Address Web Pop-upASPHTTP/XMLWeb Popup for full address using ASP
Web Popup/PHP Full Address Web Pop-upPHPHTTP/XMLWeb Popup for full address using ASP
Web Popup/VBNET 2005 Full Address Web PopupVB.NETHTTP/XMLWeb Popup for full address using .NET

For Desktop Software

DirectoryLanguageAPI UsedDescription
VB6 HTTP ExampleVB6HTTP/XMLExample of how to use HTTP/XML web service to get FULL, Thoroughfare/Street and PostZon Data
HTTPExample.exeDemoHTTP/XMLDemonstrates the HTTP/XML calls by showing the url called and the XML results. Should run from this directory on any PC

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