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Welcome to the CDXZipStream February 2017 Newsletter


CDXStreamer has been upgraded to include data caching, in order to prevent identical address requests during an Excel session.  This improves speed and also prevents additional account debits.  A free Excel template that automates address verification is now also part of the CDXStreamer installation file.


We also review our customization services which cover one-time analyses, custom Excel templates, application of the software beyond Excel, and the use of custom databases.

CDXStreamer Upgrade


We've recently upgraded our CDXStreamer product (2.0.34).  For those of you not familiar with it, CDXStreamer is a Microsoft Excel add-in that verifies and corrects address lists with US Postal Service databases, and looks up ZIP and ZIP+4 Codes, all while working entirely within your spreadsheet. Get complete address data in standardized format. Correct misspellings and incorrect ZIP Codes, and parse address data into street, city, state and ZIP Code components.


We've added session caching to the product so that identical address requests will not re-query our servers.  This can happen unexpectedly when you use address formulas and then sort or filter a range.  This significantly improves speed and will prevent your account being debited with duplicate requests.  You also now have the ability to switch between different CDXStreamer logins.  Just press the "License" button to log-out and then press it again to log back in.


We are also now including our Address Verification template as part of the installation. Just paste your address list into the template, and press the "Verify Addresses" button.  The template automatically compares each address to the US Postal Service databases on CDXStreamer servers.  Addresses are returned to the template with correct spellings, abbreviations, and formatting.  ZIP+4 Codes are also returned.  Here is a short tutorial showing how easy it is to use:



Address Verification Template

Verify Addresses in an Excel Template


To try out this latest version, download the free trial of CDXStreamer.


Our Customization Services


Customization ServicesDo you have a special project that can use our software functionality, but we don't offer an off-the-shelf database or template that can quite do the job? Here are some examples of how we can customize our products for you, to better support your business needs around address, zip code, and data analysis in general: 

Do a one-time analysis: Need to use CDXZipStream functionality just once? If you are not interested in purchasing the software for future use, we can provide the hard data that fills your specific need. This is often an economically attractive alternative, particularly in lieu of the more expensive demographic versions of CDXZipStream.

Get a custom Excel template: We can build pre-formatted templates that perform specific tasks with existing CDXZipStream functions, often combining multiple functions from CDXZipStream and Excel to get the final required answer. Tasks can usually be fully automated so that after data entry, a simple click of a button is all that's required of the user. We currently offer free, downloadable templates that perform basic analyses, such as geocoding (getting latitude/longitude data), route optimization, radius analysis, and more. But if you have a more complex task, consider a customized template. This is also a great option if you need to standardize CDXZipStream applications for less experienced Excel users.

Apply CDXZipStream beyond Excel: We've previously published the basic programming code that allows CDXZipStream to be applied to other Office applications beyond Excel. This code is not proprietary and we invite our clients to use it as they please. Not into programming?   We can do it for you, and get CDXZipStream functionality, ranging from route optimization to radius analysis, exactly where you need it.

Use CDXZipStream with a custom database: We've designed CDXZipStream around the use of address, zip code, and demographic data, but the concept of selectively taking data from a local database and putting it in Excel with custom functions can be applied to a wide variety of data needs. Whether you have a private database you would like to use more efficiently through a spreadsheet platform, or want to mine a commercially available set of data that we don't currently include in our own feeds, we can build a version of CDXZipStream that will work for you, using our patented interface. 

For more information about CDXZipStream customization, or to request a free quote, contact us at 1-877-CDX-TEC1 (239-8312) or


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of February 24.  There were 88 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

February 2017



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In This Issue 


CDXStreamer Upgrade


Our Customization Services


Data Updates