USPS Database Update

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USPS Database Update



Requirement: Users must have an active subscription for the USPS Database from Pragmatic Works. Before executing you must have your subscription license installed. License(s) can be purchased here.


Steps to update the USPS database

oDownload the Software Updater installer and execute http://download.pragmaticworks.com/release/softwareupdater.exe

oSchedule the execution of RunUpdater.bat with any scheduling tool you choose. When using the default Task Factory installation directory, the .bat file is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Pragmatic Works\Task Factory Address Verification.

oUse the command PWSoftwareUpdater.exe -p AVDB to execute the update.
Additional parameters that can be passed into the command:

-d - specifies the directory the database will be downloaded to

-il - specifies the location to generate a log file


Users will need to configure the registry keys upon initial installation or moving the location of the USPS Database. Their locations are stored as a string key called AmsDbDirectory in the following registry directories:
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Pragmatic Works\Task Factory
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Pragmatic Works\Task Factory (only required when using a 64-bit machine.)

Important Notes

The database expires after 105 days and users MUST update before this deadline to prevent the database from expiring. This is required per the USPS Database guidelines. Once the database has expired after the 105 day deadline, users will have to contact the USPS vendor.

Pragmatic Works will update the database on a monthly basis. It is recommended customers schedule a check every week.


The USPS database downloadable file is about 1.9 GB and, after installation, will consume roughly 3 GB of hard drive space.