Database Version and Releases


We support our customers in the use of the most up to date sortation by regularly updating our databases. This revision brings about a new "Version" of the Selection Files. Please ensure the correct version the the Royal Mail Selection Files is used. 

During the lifetime of the Royal Mail Access Selection Files, it is sometimes necessary to make changes for the introduction of new Postcodes: if new Postcodes are introduced, then a new Royal Mail Access Selection File ‚ÄúRelease" is produced which reflects these additions. 
The launch of a new Royal Mail Access Selection Files is always "Release 1" and each new release thereafter is then numbered sequentially, until the next Version is produced.

To ensure that our customers' mail is processed and delivered to the right address as quickly and efficiently as possible, all our customers are required to use the current Version of the Royal Mail Access Selection Files to sort their postings. And it is recommended that customers use the most recent Release of the Royal Mail Access Selection Files.

Royal Mail Access Selection Files Formats


The Royal Mail Access Selection Files are available in Fixed Field Width and Comma Delimited Field text formats for use by Access sortation software.

The Royal Mail Access Selection Files have been zipped. For information on zip files follow the link to the left.

Available to Download:


A download file is available to logged-in customers. If you are logged in and are still unable to view or download the file please contact us.