Data samples and file layouts are available to download from this area......
Street/Postcode Flat File Sample Data
Street/Postcode Flat File Layout
BPH are now supplying an optional supplementary file of BFPO data free of charge when licencing the Street/Postcode Flat File. Click here to view a sample....
The Thoroughfare File is the level of data used in most Rapid Addressing systems benefiting from significantly reduced Part PAF® licence fees. It provides the perfect combination of data and filesize to generate addresses from postcode and premise details. At BPH, we have developed 2 files from this data - the Street/Postcode Relational Dataset and the Street/Postcode Flat File. The latter being the easier to implement in all applications.
Below is a screen shot of of the first few records of the Street/Postcode Flat File sample file in Excel. Further down the page are File Structures and Notes. If you wish to try the data, there are downloads to the right of this page. On this site we use a simple "cgi script" into an enhanced version of the Street/Postcode Flat File (contains GIS data, Generic Premise Data & deleted postcodes) to provide the addressing facility for the Postcode Searches on all pages. Alternatively, simple SQL or Access macros will enable you to integrate the data into most applications.
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