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  • USPS function working?

    From two servers, it appears to me the USPS functions aren't working right now.

    Could be an A5 problem, but more likely a USPS problem? Anyone else experiencing this?

    You can try this even in Interactive. I'm getting this:

    Code:
    ?usps_citystate_from_zip("25430")
    = city = ""
    state = ""
    -Steve
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    Re: USPS function working?

    I'm getting a blank result in v10.5 either. for that zipcode and mine...
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    • #3
      Re: USPS function working?

      I've confirmed that this is currently broken due to changes implemented by USPS. The next prerelease patch will include a fix for this. It is also possible that the other USPS functions are similarly impacted. I will be testing these as soon as possible and we will fix them as well if required.

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation

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      • #4
        Re: USPS function working?

        USPS_City_From_ZIP(), USPS_CityState_From_ZIP(), USPS_Delivery_Status(), USPS_State_From_ZIP(), and USPS_ZipCode_Lookup() have now all been fixed to work with the changes implemented by USPS.

        Lenny Forziati
        Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
        Alpha Software Corporation

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        • #5
          Re: USPS function working?

          OK, so how do we get it?
          Win 10 64 Development, Win 7 64 WAS 11-1, 2, Win 10 64 AA-1,2, MySql, dbForge Studio The Best MySQL GUI Tool IMHO. http://www.devart.com/dbforge/mysql/studio/

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          • #6
            Re: USPS function working?

            Thanks Lenny.

            Re: Frank's question, I know the usual method, but I'm averse to applying a pre-release build on current production sites, and I'm wondering if there's any alternative that doesn't take a whole lot of your time. My guess is that there's not, but worth asking.
            -Steve
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            • #7
              Re: USPS function working?

              Originally posted by Steve Workings View Post
              Thanks Lenny.
              I know the usual method, but I'm averse to applying a pre-release build on current production sites.
              I must have missed something over time. Could you please tell me how to get the update? I have many grids that use these features in the onblur event and it is preventing fields from updating. I guess I need to come up with a solution to check if this service is operating before automatically updating the fields since this feature is out of my control and could change again. Makes me worry about Google maps as well.
              Win 10 64 Development, Win 7 64 WAS 11-1, 2, Win 10 64 AA-1,2, MySql, dbForge Studio The Best MySQL GUI Tool IMHO. http://www.devart.com/dbforge/mysql/studio/

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              • #8
                Re: USPS function working?

                Lenny, what will happen with v10?
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                • #9
                  Re: USPS function working?

                  Originally posted by frankbicknell View Post
                  OK, so how do we get it?
                  Prereleases are available from http://downloads.alphasoftware.com/A...easenotes.html

                  Originally posted by Steve Workings View Post
                  Thanks Lenny.

                  Re: Frank's question, I know the usual method, but I'm averse to applying a pre-release build on current production sites, and I'm wondering if there's any alternative that doesn't take a whole lot of your time. My guess is that there's not, but worth asking.
                  The prerelease is the only way to make this available.

                  Originally posted by StevenMcLean View Post
                  Lenny, what will happen with v10?
                  The fix has been submitted to a common code base, so if a V10 patch is issued then the fixed functionality will be included in it.

                  Lenny Forziati
                  Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                  Alpha Software Corporation

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                  • #10
                    Re: USPS function working?

                    Here's an alternative function for looking up zip code info using a different web service. It has been written to also work in V10.
                    Code:
                    function USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2 as p (zip5 as c)
                    	dim Response		as c	= ""
                    	dim ResponseTimeout	as n	= 30000 '30 seconds
                    	dim WebServiceURI	as c	= "http://www.webservicex.net/uszip.asmx/GetInfoByZIP"
                    
                    	zip5		= left(ltrim(zip5),5)
                    	Response	= http_post_page2(WebServiceURI,"USZip=" + zip5,.f.,ResponseTimeout)
                    
                    	USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2.City	= extract_string(Response,"<CITY>","</CITY>")
                    	USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2.State	= extract_string(Response,"<STATE>","</STATE>")
                    end function

                    Lenny Forziati
                    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                    Alpha Software Corporation

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                    • #11
                      Re: USPS function working?

                      Originally posted by frankbicknell View Post
                      I guess I need to come up with a solution to check if this service is operating before automatically updating the fields since this feature is out of my control and could change again. Makes me worry about Google maps as well.
                      This is one of the "gotchas" of depending on any web service, particularly a 3rd-party one - it may become temporarily or permanently unavailable at any time.

                      Lenny Forziati
                      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                      Alpha Software Corporation

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                      • #12
                        Re: USPS function working?

                        I keep getting this error when using this function.

                        Error executing Ajax callback function 'USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2' Error reported was: Variable is of different type

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                        • #13
                          Re: USPS function working?

                          Originally posted by lemandras View Post
                          I keep getting this error when using this function.

                          Error executing Ajax callback function 'USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2' Error reported was: Variable is of different type
                          Check that your passing in a character string, not a number to the function.

                          Code:
                          ?USPS_Zipcode_Lookup2("16020")
                          = City = "Boyers"
                          State = "PA"
                          Jim Coltz
                          Alpha Custom Database Solutions, LLC
                          A5CustomSolutions.com
                          jimcoltz@a5customsolutions.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: USPS function working?

                            Originally posted by Lenny Forziati View Post
                            This is one of the "gotchas" of depending on any web service, particularly a 3rd-party one - it may become temporarily or permanently unavailable at any time.
                            gotcha...
                            Win 10 64 Development, Win 7 64 WAS 11-1, 2, Win 10 64 AA-1,2, MySql, dbForge Studio The Best MySQL GUI Tool IMHO. http://www.devart.com/dbforge/mysql/studio/

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                            • #15
                              Re: USPS function working?

                              Has anyone come up with a solution for v10?

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