Current Version 3.46 First Published 22/06/2018 Last Updated 26/09/2022
The primary purpose of this application is to obtain a full list of postal addresses for selected UK postcodes. Many additional features are also included
Data is obtained from the following sources:
a) Postcode data from www.doogal.co.uk based on data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
b) Postal address data for selected postcodes is obtained in the form of JSON files from an online provider (Ideal-Postcodes)
c) Online maps (Google)
There are approximately 1.7 active million postcodes & 28 million postal addresses in the UK. Typically, each postcode has between 20-40 addresses
Select a postcode and the full list of postal addresses plus a static Google map for that postcode are imported and processed in less than a second.
In addition the unique delivery point reference number (UDPRN) is obtained for each address and the precise location is marked on the downloaded map
Additional features include:
a) detailed information for each postcode
b) address searches using the unique delivery point reference number (UDPRN)
c) obtaining full addresses from partial addresses
d) creation of a daily itinerary
e) route maps and travel directions
f) digital signature capture for use with customer delivery systems
g) Nearby places - search for e.g. restaurants within a set distance
h) Details for selected nearby places including address, phone number, website, opening hours and reviews
i) Postcodes from geolocation e.g. get current location & nearest postcodes
j) Location Finder - find a location by postcode area, district or sector
Many features can be accessed directly from the main form:
Purchasing the Application
The applicaton is available in 3 versions: Standard, Professional and Tablet.
When purchasing the app, please select the number of concurrent users required (1,3,5,10 or site licence).
The license includes 90 days email / telephone support.
Full program code is NOT supplied but can be purchased at an additional cost
Click here to purchase the latest version of the UKPAF application
Click here to download the user guide for the application (PDF file)
20 free postcode address searches are available each day. If additional daily searches are required, credits must be purchased from the Ideal-Postcodes website.
Prices currently start at about 3p per search including VAT (but reducing in price for large scale use).
Evaluation Version 3.47 - UPDATED 23/04/2019
A FREE evaluation version is also available to allow users to try out the application before purchasing.
Almost all features are available but with the following restrictions:
a) time-limited (expires after 15 days)
b) a total of 20 postcode searches are allowed
c) reinstallation is not allowed
Click here to download the free evaluation version (approx 120 MB zipped)
A free cut down version of this application is also available but with fewer features:
UK Postcodes Address Lookup
This is provided free as an ACCDE executable file or the source code can be purchased at a reasonable price
A separate article on this website explains how many of the maps are created:
Annotate Google Maps in Access
I demonstrated these ideas at the virtual Access DevCon conference on 28th April 2022. With the kind permission of the conference organiser, Karl Donaubauer, the video of the presentation is now available on my You Tube channel at https://youtu.be/W9GAhehmx_M or you can click below:
Colin Riddington Mendip Data Systems 6 Sept 2022
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