Adaptive codes are those code which tell
us how to process the data.
Rather than being job specific, adaptive
codes are specific to the record. For example, you can mix and match
residences and business requests in the same file specifying an adaptive code of
"C" and let the RealEDA process determine whether the request is a business or
residence request. There is a need to know OR determine this because the
database access specs require it. We do an excellent job in determining
whether a name is business or residence by utilizing a process which, among
other things, compares each name to a 5000 record database providing the most
common business name indicators. We then specify whether we should
submit it as a residence or business request.
Obviously, even with this sophisticated
pre-processing it would be better to specify distinctly the type of
request. Therefore, you could identify each request as "R" for
residence or "B" for business and then a city search will be done for
these requests without making an attempt to determine the type of request.