Nine digit zip codes

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Nov 30 17:14:34 EST 2010


Also be advised that too many hits from one place may result in alarms going off. It may have changes since I thought about doing this way back when, but they offered this site as a way for the every day user to get a zip+4, not for a commercial app to do it on the cheap as a way to avoid paying for the zip+4 database, which back then at least they charged you for. 

Bob


On Nov 27, 2010, at 12:50 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> If you want to do it the 'right' way you might consider getting an API
> key....then you can be sure it will continuously work - screen scraping may
> fail if they change the website.
> 
> The  USPS appears to have extensive APIs available - looks like it talks
> XML..
> 
> http://www.usps.com/webtools/address.htm
> 
> http://www.usps.com/webtools/htm/Development-Guide-v3-0b.htm
> 
> 
> 
> On 27 November 2010 09:53, James Hurley <jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
>> I sent this message a while back, but I suspect it got lost in the
>> RunRev-LiveCode changeover.
>> 
>> At the USPS web site (http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/) it is possible by
>> entering the street address, the city and the state to obtain the 9 digit
>> zip code for that address.
>> 
>> This may be naive, but is it possible to do this from within LiveCode by
>> script?
>> 
>> Jim
>> 
>> 
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