Unfortunately, many organizations with legacy databases store large text blocks of address data in their systems (ie. an “Address” field). However, best practice is to elementatize the data and store it as precise components. There are several reasons for this, including an improved ability to validate and match the data. If you’re working with block data, Cleanlist can help you make the transition to proper elementization.
Address Elementization separates your street address data into its individual components: street name, civic number, unit number, street suffix, street type, and street direction.