Installing Validate Address Global Databases

This procedure describes how to install the databases used by the Validate Address Global stage. For instructions on installing databases used by other Universal Addressing stages, see the Spectrum Technology Platform Administration Guide.
  1. Download your Spectrum Product Database (SPD) format files from Precisely using the link provided in the Precisely communication or from
  2. The SPD files are:
    • VAGlobal-EMEA.spd—Contains the data for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
    • VAGlobal-APAC.spd—Contains the data for Asia-Pacific.
    • VAGlobal-Americas.spd—Contains the data for the Americas.
    Note: You may install databases on a mapped drive, but performance will be affected since you will be accessing the databases on a network rather than accessing the databases locally.
  3. Stop the Spectrum Technology Platform. To do this, open the Windows system tray and select Stop Spectrum.
  4. Install the unlock code:
    1. Open the following file in a text editor:
    2. Enter your unlock codes, one per line.
    3. Save and close the file.
  5. Start Spectrum Technology Platform. To do this, right-click the Spectrum Technology Platform icon in the system tray and select Start Spectrum.