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How To: Change the default geocoding offset value

Summary

By default, the geocoding offset value is set to zero. This article discusses how you can change the default value.

Procedure

  1. Open the following file in a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad.

    ..\esri\av_gis30\arcview\addstyle.db  


    Note:
    This file contains a set of entries for each ArcView geocoding address style: US Streets, US Streets with Zone, US Single Range, US Single Range with Zone, US Single House, US Single House with Zone, ZIP+4, ZIP+4 Range, 5-Digit ZIP, and Single Field.

  2. Search for the text "AddStyle".

    Note:
    The Name line indicates which geocoding address style the object belongs to. Continue searching for "AddStyle" if this is not the style you would like to edit.

  3. Locate the DefOffset line. Change this value to the new default offset value you want.

    In the case of 'US Streets' and 'US Streets with Zone,' you must add the property itself to the style. For example:

    (AddStyle.32
    Name: "US Streets"
    StanRules: "us_addr.stn"
    MatchRules: "us_addr2.mat"
    MQueryList: 33
    MQueryList: 34
    MFieldList: 35
    ...
    MFieldList: 43
    MIndexList: 44
    MIndexList: 45
    IntStanRules: "us_intsc.stn"
    IntMatchRules: "us_intsc.mat"
    IntQueryList: 46
    IntQueryList: 47
    IntFieldList: 48
    ...
    IntFieldList: 57
    IntIndexList: 44
    MaxScore: 0x8ee
    IntMaxScore: 0xe7a
    IntDelimit: " & "
    DefSqueeze: 5.00000000000000
    )

    As you can see, there is not a DefOffset property. Add this property so this section looks like this:

    (AddStyle.32
    Name: "US Streets"
    StanRules: "us_addr.stn"
    MatchRules: "us_addr2.mat"
    MQueryList: 33
    MQueryList: 34
    MFieldList: 35
    ...
    MFieldList: 43
    MIndexList: 44
    MIndexList: 45
    IntStanRules: "us_intsc.stn"
    IntMatchRules: "us_intsc.mat"
    IntQueryList: 46
    IntQueryList: 47
    IntFieldList: 48
    ...
    IntFieldList: 57
    IntIndexList: 44
    MaxScore: 0x8ee
    IntMaxScore: 0xe7a
    DefOffset: 40.00000000000000
    IntDelimit: " & "
    DefSqueeze: 5.00000000000000
    )

  4. Save the file.