Postcode Evolution

The AFD Postcode Evolution Service is a server-side solution for accessing AFD datasets from either a server application, website or network clients. The service provides data in a flexible XML or JSON format which can be used in a wide range of applications and development environments.

A simple GET request to the service with your search parameters will return address data, bank data or validate account, card, phone or email details in XML or JSON format. Making it easy to parse with any standard XML or JSON parser.

Get Started

We offer both a hosted version of PCE and a local installed version. To get started with either of these please request an evaluation.

 

Get Postcode Evolution

Windows

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the AFD Postcode Evolution Service using the link below.
  2. Install Postcode Evolution on your Windows Server.
  3. To register a serial number, use the following URL from your browser: "http://localhost:81/admin.pce?command=register&serial=333333&password=pwd" (Replace 333333 and pwd with the serial and password you have been provided).
  4. The software will then automatically download the data for the registered product, this process can take up to 10 minutes.

Postcode Evolution Service Installer

Download - Windows

 

Linux

Performance PCE runs inside a Docker container. If you do not already have a Docker Compose file, please contact AFD Support on 01624 811712 or support@afd.co.uk and we will provide one for you. For further information view our set up guide.

Documentation

Windows Pre-2020

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the AFD Postcode Evolution Server installation here.
  2. Install Postcode Evolution on your Windows Server.
  3. Add your Serial Number and Password details to the service using the "AFD PCE Management Interface" program found on the Start Menu under "Postcode Evolution Server".

Documentation