This functionality is available in version 7.82.1514 of the Raiser's Edge. How to find the software version and/or patch number of my Blackbaud software  (BB79245).

When Updating Data (BB340388) with AddressFinder on version 7.82, mark the checkbox for "Do not abbreviate address elements according to USPS format." on the Address Format tab.

Mark the Do not abbreviate address elements according to USPS format

When this option is selected, the address will import as 123 Main Street.
When this option is not selected, the address will import as 123 Main St.

Please note:

  • Neither of these options include punctuation.
  • This option will override the data in the AddressFinder.txt file returned with the update. For example, if the file reads 123 Main St and the box is marked, the data will import as 123 Main Street.

To have this option available in the Data Health Center, please update to version 7.82 or higher of The Raiser's Edge  (BB202814)


Note: In the U.S. Version of the Raiser's Edge, this can also be done using AddressAccelerator (BB186794).

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