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Oracle® Enterprise Data Quality

Experian QAS Integration Guide

Release 11g R1 (


October 2013

Oracle Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ) includes a connector to the Experian QAS Batch API (formerly Quick Address Batch API). These notes describe how to integrate EDQ with this API. They also contain instructions for migrating earlier versions of the QAS integration to EDQ versions 8.1.3 or later.

1 Prerequisites

You must have an installed version of the Experian QAS Batch API software appropriate for your platform.

2 Integrating QAS with EDQ

Integration of EDQ with Experian QAS Batch is carried out by editing the file distributed with EDQ. The file is located in the qas subdirectory of your EDQ local home directory.

Once both EDQ and the QAS Batch software have been installed, edit the properties in the as required for your integration. The properties specified in the file are as follows:

Property name Description Default Value


The location of the Experian QAS Batch installation.

C:\Program Files (x86)\QAS\QAS Batch API


The path to the QAWorld.ini file to use. This allows you to create and edit copies of the original QAWorld.ini file distributed with Experian QAS Batch API. If no value is specified for this property, it uses the QAWorld.ini file within the Experian QAS Batch API installation.



The maximum number of connections that EDQ will create to the API. This should not be set to a value greater than 32.

Note: There is a known threading and memory issue with Experian QAS Batch API versions 6.85, 6.89 and 6.95, where if maximum usage of 32 instances and 8 threads is reached, the Batch API may crash. This can be avoided by setting this property to a value between 18 and 22 inclusive.



This property specifies the number of milliseconds that a connection can be idle for before it will be closed by the pool management functionality. If this is set to -1, idle connections will not be closed.


connection.pool. timer.interval

This property specifies how often, in milliseconds, the connection pool will be scanned for idle connections.



The default layout to use. If no layout with the specified name is available in the specified QAWorld.ini file, this property will be ignored.


3 Migrating QAS integrations

Some earlier versions of EDQ (versions prior to 8.1.3) were shipped with a customized version of QAWorld.ini that was used instead of the version contained within Experian QAS. It is not possible to migrate automatically from these versions of the Experian QAS integration to the later versions. To migrate an earlier Experian QAS integration, you must:

In addition, any existing processes and results books that make use of QAS processors must be updated as follows:

Refer to the following table for the affected releases for each version of EDQ. All versions of EDQ (previously known as dn:Director) prior to 7.2 are affected:

Version Releases affected

EDQ (dn:Director) 7.2

Release 7.2.9 and all earlier 7.2 releases

EDQ (dn:Director) 8.0

Release 8.0.21 and all earlier 8.0 releases

EDQ (dn:Director) 8.1

Release 8.1.2 and all earlier 8.1 releases

4 Related Documents

For more information, see the following documents in the documentation set:

See the latest version of this and all documents in the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Documentation website at:

Also, see the latest version of the EDQ Online Help, bundled with EDQ.

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