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Universal Standard for name and address data

Can somebody recommend a simple and effective standard (universal - international - ISO?) for holding names and address details in data (database/column based file).


Carl Sudholz
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Not sure what you mean here...but something like this would be fairly standard...

Table Name: Customers
cID (Primary Key, AutoNumber)
cFName (Text)
cLName (Text)
cMiddleInit (Text)
cAddress( Text)
cAddress2 (Text)
cCity (Text)
cStateOrProvince (Text)
cPostalCode (Text)
cCountry (Text)

Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jeff,

Yes that is very close to what I do now.  However, I was looking for an officially recognized Standard for personal details management - such as one by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or some similarly recognized Government or industry body.

My searching thus far has come up blank.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I don't think there is such a thing...
But if you are really into this sort of thing see this link:

Note that this is a very broad topic...

You can get into things like TitleOfCourtesy, Email, Phone, ...etc
...That would technically require related tables...
Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that is closer to what I am after and I am aware of the complexities of the topic.  

I just thought someone would have come up with a simple and standard data dictionary for such commonly required data.
Carl SudholzManaging DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks team.
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