Geocoding multiple addresses

Discussion created by emryss on Apr 15, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2013 by JGravois-esristaff

I am new to using the ESRI JavaScript API. I am currently trying to develop an application but I am having troubles with it.

The application I am developing uses a .csv file with a bunch of locations. The fields for each location are the address, zipcode, county, city, and state. It then geocodes each location and returns another .csv file with all the the address, zipcode, county, city, state, latitude, and longitude. The .csv file usually has over 10,000 addresses.

Using a .csv file to geocode the addresses isn't the important part, I could convert the .csv file into something else if necessary, what I am having trouble with is with the geocoding.

I looked at the samples online and the tutorials but did not find any that would geocode multiple addresses and that would return a file instead of just placing a mark on the map.

Could anyone please give me an idea of how this could be accomplished using the API? Tutorials/Samples would be extremely helpful.