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09-02-2008, 07:24 AM

I am relatively new to all this web stuff, and I am building a website for a company.

I have got a design team and a development team and I manage both teams.

My client would like a postcode search for his website, which works exactly the same as this website:

http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/Home.aspx (postcode search box on the right)

I was wondering if anyone could advise or help with how to create this postcode search box? My team can develop in asp.net, php and mysql, but I was just wondering, what kind of data would I need to source for UK postcodes? and how would the search be built?

any help would be much appreciated! thanks


Blue Cat Buxton
09-02-2008, 02:23 PM
I looked into this a while ago, but recall you need to purchase a licence to use the data from the Post Office/Royal Mail.

They are probably the first place to start.

You can get the first part of the Postcode from fee databases, but this only locates the address so far.

09-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Hi Bluecat

thanks for that. Where can I find these databases please?