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Required Update: The latest news & product information on Listware® for Excel®, Salesforce®, & Online.



Required Update: April 13, 2018 - Listware for Excel Add-in version 1.0.2.5044

  • Add a Region button to change between US & Canada and Global regions.

  • Force use of contiguous ranges to prevent crashes.

  • Do not show the credits used on the report when the user isn't using credits.

  • Move the Language dropdown into a 'Region' area on the Settings panel.

  • Added Demographics columns Education, HouseholdSize, PoliticalParty, Presence of Senior, CreditCardUser, EthnicCode, and EthnicGroup to US Check and Verify.

  • Warn and block users who are using Excel data filters.




February 28, 2018 - Listware for Excel Add-in version 1.0.2.5029

  • Implemented Property V4

  • Add link to Result Code page

  • Other minor fixes



January 25, 2018 - Build 1.0.2.5014 (Listware for Excel)

  • Business Coder: Melissa Enterprise Key (MEK) output property added

  • Updated secure service protocols

  • Fixed geocoding credit issue experienced by customers using both web service and credits

  • Improved input column recognition

  • Minor fixes.


June 26, 2017 - Build 1.0.2.2988 (Listware for Excel)

  • US Check: Add MAK (unique Melissa Address Key) and BaseMAK fields.

  • US Check, Business Coder: Census Information fields - County FIPS, Census Block and Census Tract are now offered progressively.

  • Smart Mover: Improved messages for specific Canada Centric warnings.

  • Improved input field name hinting from exported Outlook contact schema.

  • Minor fixes.


Jan 30, 2017 - Build 1.0.2.2915 (Listware for Excel)

  • Text Qualifiers are not required to upload data. However when used, only DOUBLE QUOTES or SINGLE QUOTES can be used as Text Qualifiers.

  • If you use DOUBLE QUOTES or SINGLE QUOTES as a Text Qualifier, eg:'Jermaine O'neil' make sure to use that same Text Qualifier as an Escape Character eg:'Jermaine O''neil'.


Sept 30, 2016 - Build 1.0.1.2851 (Listware for Excel)

  • Added MatchUp Component.

  • Added 'Result Codes' to 'Support' menu.

  • US/Can: Removed Move Update Aggressive/Conservative option (always Conservative).

  • Adjustment of Credit consumption (effective 7/12: Records geocoded to the street level will consume 0 credits http://www.melissadata.com/dqt/credit-system.htm


June 13, 2016 - Build 1.0.1.2791 (Listware for Excel)

  • Added BusinessCoder Component.

  • Added 'Map Link' output column to US Verify, Global Verify and BusinessCoder.

  • Added 'Map' button to processing panel which links to heat map (MD website) when processing has output GeoPoints.

  • Removed 100-record minimal restriction for CCOA.

  • US: Added new output census fields.

  • Updated ribbon images and icons, and other cosmetic changes.

  • Minor bug fixes.

  • Adjustment of Credit consumption (effective 6/1: http://www.melissadata.com/dqt/credit-system.htm)


May 27, 2016

The Estimated Credit Level for all Listware for Excel components has been updated to more accurately reflect credit consumption. This is not a price increase, nor does it in any way affect actual credit use.



May 2, 2016

Added the Global Email Verification service to the Listware Online portal. Due to the use of premium data, this service will require a charge of credits before the file is processed.



Effective Date: January 1st, 2016

As of January 1, 2016, users of our CCOA service must go to the Canada Post website to obtain an End User Terms of Use ID (TOUID) and register it on our website in order to continue using CCOA in the new year. You can sign up or sign in to access the form at: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/ncoa/default.page



Notice: Windows 10 Usage

Users attempting to uninstall Listware on Windows 10 (a successful or unsuccessful install) may experience difficulties removing via the new Settings | System | Apps & Features option. However, uninstalling via Control Panel | Programs | Uninstall a Program works fine. Optionally, you can uninstall by re-running the Listware for Excel installer and selecting ‘Remove Listware for Excel.’ We are currently working with Microsoft on a resolution to this problem.



December 16, 2015 – Build 1.0.1.2694

  • Upgraded Add-in Express binaries (adding full Office 2016 support for Listware).

  • Compatibility fixes for Office 2013 and up.

  • US Verify - Incorporated Demographic Gender into the Output Name Gender.

  • Global Records Geocoded to the Street Level (GS01) will now consume 1 credit.

  • Minor bugs and fixes.


September 11, 2015

  • Records Geocoded to the Street Level (GS01) will now consume 1 credit.

  • US Verify Operation now consumes 2 credits per record checked.


August 07, 2015 - Price Change

  • The price for Listware Phone and Email appends have changed.

  • An appended phone number will now consume 6 credits.

  • An appended email address will now consume 10 credits.

  • The price for Listware Property data appends have changed.

  • Each record that yields Property information will now consume 8 credits

  • The price for Listware Global Check has changed.

  • Each Global record checked will consume 12 credits.

  • The price for Listware appended Demographics has changed for the respective properties returned.

  • Each record that yields Household Income will now consume 2 credits.

  • Each record that yields Residence Type will now consume 3 credits.

  • Each record that yields Length of Residence will now consume 1 credits.

  • Each record that yields Children Present will now consume 2 credits.

  • For complete pricing, please visit: http://www.melissadata.com/dqt/credit-system.htm


June 29, 2015 - Listware Online Update (V.3.0.0)

  • Interface updated

  • Added Demographic properties appends

  • Credit charging bug fixes


June 11, 2015 - Price Change

  • The price for Listware Phone and Email appends have changed.

  • An appended phone number will now consume 15 credits.

  • An appended email address will now consume 15 credits.

  • The price for Listware Property data appends have changed.

  • Each record that yields Property information will now consume 15 credits.

  • For complete pricing, please visit: http://www.melissadata.com/dqt/credit-system.htm


March 11, 2015 - Build 1.0.1.2524

Great news – the Listware Top-Off Program is now in effect. Every month Melissa Data will top-off your account with up to 1,000 free credits you can use to clean and enrich your customer data, or use to test out new features and enhancements we’ve made to Listware.



January 12, 2015 - Build 1.0.1.2490

New Demographic and Property Data Now Available for Listware for Excel and Salesforce


The new Demographic properties can be found in the ‘Output Columns’ panel of the US Check & Verify component. They include:

  • Date of Birth (month and year, 1 credit)
  • Date of Death (month, day and year, 1 credit)
  • Gender (as reported by the contact, 1 credit)
  • Household Income (4 credits)
  • Residence Type (owner or rental, 6 credits)
  • Length of Residence (in years, 2 credits)
  • Occupation (4 credits)
  • Married (definitely or possibly, 2 credits)
  • Children Present (yes or no, 4 credits)

The new Property properties can also be found in the ‘Output Columns’ panel. They include:

  • Assessor’s Parcel Number (also known as ‘APN’)
  • Owner Name
  • Owner Address (street address, city, state and ZIP Code).
  • Total Property Value
  • Improvement Value
  • Assessed Property Value
  • Tax Amount
  • Last Sale Date
  • Last Sale Price
  • Acreage
  • Property Area (in square feet)
  • Building Area (in square feet)
  • Living Space (in square feet)
  • Year Built
  • Total Rooms
  • Total Bedrooms
  • Total Bathrooms
  • Mortgage Term
  • Mortgage Due Date
  • Mortgage Amount