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How To: Prevent numbered streets from being standardized using the ordinal number

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to prevent numbered streets from being standardized using the ordinal number. For example:

The street name '7 St' is standardized to '7th St' by default.

Instructions provided describe how to maintain '7 st' as it is.

Procedure

Follow the steps below:

Note:
Rebuild the geocoding index using the Rebuild Geocoding Index tool in ArcToolbox > Geocoding Tools (9.0, 9.1) or rebuild the address locator using the Rebuild Address Locator tool in ArcToolbox > Geocoding Tools (9.2) after making these changes if an address locator already exists.

  1. Open the following file in a text editor such as Notepad: <ArcGIS_install_location>\Geocode\spedit.tbl
  2. Uncomment the following line by removing the semicolon in the beginning of the line:

    Code:
    ;CHKORD NO_ORDINAL

  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Restart ArcMap or ArcCatalog.