Define the Tax ID or VAT ID input

In case the Database Locator cannot find the correct vendor record, use the Tax ID/VAT ID to search the vendor database to identify the vendor. You can leverage the fact that many countries have legal requirements for invoice processing. For example, the Tax ID needs to are displayed on an invoice.

Use a Format Locator to extract Tax ID/VAT ID information.

Note Most of the countries belonging to the European Economic Community (EEC) require that the vendor name and the vendor VAT ID be printed on invoices. These rules also apply in Brazil, Canada, China, Norway and Russia.

You can define the tax or VAT ID input by following these steps:

  1. Open the locator properties.
  2. On the General tab, in the Tax ID/VAT ID Detection group, select an Input Locator from the list.
  3. In the Formatter list for the field data, select a script formatter.
  4. Adjust the Minimum confidence required to use input locator results value. This value defines the confidence level for the best alternative used for evaluation.

    The value for this option is set to 70% by default.

  5. Adjust the Add this confidence reward if the Tax ID/VAT ID matches value.

    The value for this option is set to 10% by default.

  6. Adjust the Subtract this confidence penalty if the Tax ID/VAT ID does not match value.

    The value for this option is set to 10% by default.

  7. Adjust the other locator settings.
  8. Open a test document and click Test to test your settings.
  9. Optionally, click Close to close the locator properties window.
  10. Save the changes to your project.