Setup an Address Verification Connection Manager

The Address Verification Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with various address verification services.

The address verification component uses various 3rd party address verification services to verify the accuracy of addresses and return additional information about them. In most cases these services charge a fee per address verification which is not included with our software, although there may be a limited number of verifications available for free.

Supported services are:

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "Address Verification (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new Address Verification Connection Manager.

New SSIS Connection

Add SSIS Address Verification Connection Manager

The Address Verification Connection Manager contains 2 pages of configuration.

  • General
  • Advanced

General page

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for address verification services:

SSIS Address Verification Connection Manager

Address Verification Service:

The service that will be used to verify addresses. Available options are EasyPost and SmartyStreets. After selecting one of the verification services the properties specific to that service will be displayed.

EasyPost Properties

API Key:  The API key that will be used to verify addresses. This key can be found here: https://www.easypost.com/account/api-keys

There are test and production keys available, either will work with this component.

Smarty Streets Properties

Auth-Id: The authentication ID that will be used to authenticate requests.

Auth-Token: The authorization token that will be used to authenticate requests.

This information can be found here: https://smartystreets.com/account#keys

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can connect to the selected address verification provider.

Advanced page

SSIS Address Verification Connection Manager - Advanced

Proxy Mode

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.

Port

The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Server Authentication)

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Server Authentication)

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Timeout

The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out.

API Throttling Rate

The maximum number of requests to send per second. A value of zero will disable throttling of requests.

Retry on Intermittent Errors

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked requests will be retried up to 3 times.