Developer Guide for DOTS Lead Enhancement - Improve data quality with real-time data cleansing tools from Service Objects. Our reliable API ensures accurate customer information with lead enhancement
DOTS Lead Enhancement (also referred to as LE) is a publicly available XML web service that is designed to enhance, embellish and append additional elements to good leads. This service enhances the contact information with an emphasis on appending.
This composite service takes as completely optional inputs: Name, email, phone number, address1, address2, city, region, country, and IP address. The idea for this service is "do what you can with the data you are given". This service makes use of many "ala carte" services provided by Service Objects, Inc to validate and append as best possible. This service works for both US and Canadian leads. Address and phone information is only available for US and Canada so other international leads will not work correctly. International names, emails and IPs are acceptable.
The following services are used by DOTS Lead Enhancement:
|Currently this service has only one operation and the focus of that operation is to enhance residential leads. Business leads are not supported. A new operation geared toward business leads may be added in the future.|
This section lists the DOTS Lead Enhancement operations and goes into the details behind the inputs and outputs.
LE - EnhanceResidentialLead (Recommended Operation)
Codes, Notes, and Corrections
This section shows additional supporting data tables that are associated to the DOTS Lead Enhancement operations.
Similar to the Codes, Notes, and Corrections section, this section reflects details on the error outputs that can happen with the service.
Code Snippets and Sample Code
Here you'll find code snippets for various programming languages and frameworks along with links to our sample code page on the web site.
Try The API
This is where you'll go to take the API for a spin. There you can test our recommended operation LE - EnhanceResidentialLead.
In this section you'll find all the different endpoints supported by this service, input and output schema information as well as an opportunity to try the other endpoints as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of some of the questions we hear more often that you can reference and get answers on right away.
Integrating LE into your application should be easy and straightforward. If you are using a common platform, Service Objects may already have sample code built that you can use:
However, if you are using a common platform that does not already have sample code, you can ask Service Objects to build you an example. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Web services are methods that integrate with other applications via the web, and encapsulate tricky business logic. Web services are too large of a topic to cover in this document, but Service Objects has developed its web services to be as easy to integrate and as accessible as possible.
DOTS Lead Enhancement is a public XML web service that supports SOAP, POST, and GET operations.
The host path, or physical location of the web service is here:
The location of the WSDL, or Web Service Definition Language document, is here (This is also accessible via the "Service Definition" link.):
This WSDL is the definition of the web service, meaning its inputs, outputs, operations, and the like. Most likely, you will have another tool read this WSDL and make the operations available to you in your application. Whenever your utilities or IDE asks for a WSDL path to DOTS Lead Enhancement, you can provide this one. Every web service has operations that it offers to subscribers – methods that do different work and return different output. Currently DOTS Lead Enhancement has only one operation.