Widget request: Address autocomplete using post code method (UK)

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    ashtutors
    Asked on January 16, 2018 at 06:45 AM

    I've asked this question before but have never got an appropriate widget that works like nearly every UK form I fill in these days.

    I'm looking for an address widget where you simply complete the postcode then you get a drop-down to find your actual address. It's so common on UK forms as to be on almost 100% of forms where an address is needed.

    Saves a whole lot of hassle when completing forms.


    Does Jotform have this yet?

    Many thanks.

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    VictoriaKondratenko
    Answered on January 16, 2018 at 07:27 AM

    Have you tried Autocompleted Address widget?

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    And that is what you get. I guess you may want to change "Enter your address here" to "Enter your postcode here". Let me know if it was helpful

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    ashtutors
    Answered on January 16, 2018 at 07:50 AM

    Hi thanks for that.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't work as I've described. You still have start typing your address and in my personal case I got up to typing the house number, then the whole street name before I could select the appropriate address from the suggestions. I might as well have typed it out fully in the first place.

    With the postcode method, you simply type the postcode - that's it. You're then given the suggestions for every house in that area.

    I don't know where the UK websites are getting their forms from because they all use the method I'm describing.

    Here's an example of what I'm looking for:

    https://www.royalmail.com/business/find-a-postcode

    If you type my own personal postcode in of WN4 8XR you then get a dropdown of all the house in the area and you simply select the correct one.

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    liyam
    Answered on January 16, 2018 at 09:28 AM

    Unfortunately there is no tool at the moment in JotForm's apps that can do the same as what you have mentioned, ashtutors. 

    But let me escalate a feature request to our development team and see if they can find and create a tool for it. However, I cannot guarantee that this can be implemented right away. But as soon as we have updates, we will be sure to inform you.


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    ashtutors
    Answered on January 16, 2018 at 09:37 AM

    Thank you I appreciate that.

    It's a mystery to me where all the UK websites I use on a daily basis are getting their forms from then!

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    liyam
    Answered on January 16, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    There are certain service providers who have the database of all addresses in the UK. It's possible that the websites you use are customized that way. In any case, a request has already been submitted and a developer has been given an assignment. I just cannot give you a time frame but as soon as this gets implemented, we'll be sure to inform you immediately.

    Thanks and warm regards.

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    vim00010
    Answered on January 26, 2018 at 04:55 AM

    I also really want this feature, its really a basic need and im surprised there isnt already a fix for it 

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    Ardian_L
    Answered on January 26, 2018 at 07:59 AM

    We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. I have left a comment to the developer that is assigned on the thread. You will be notified shortly.

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    ashtutors
    Answered on December 20, 2018 at 03:06 AM

    I'm wondering if this feature is available yet?

    Thanks.

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    Welvin
    Answered on December 20, 2018 at 08:17 AM

    I'm sorry, but no update yet this time. If there's one, the assigned developer will let you know here. 

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    ashtutors
    Answered on December 20, 2018 at 08:39 AM

    OK thanks. I did a quick search through the forum, and this has been requested from UK users many, many times. Most UK sites seem to have this feature. It's a shame jotform doesn't - as it would no doubt increase your user numbers.

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    Welvin
    Answered on December 20, 2018 at 09:51 AM

    Yes, there are many requests regarding the same matter, but it is up to our developers to add it to their work list. We see no update so far, so they're likely busy with something. Again, we will keep you updated here. 

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    ashtutors
    Answered on January 14, 2019 at 08:13 AM

    It's an entire year now and still this isn't a feature.

    I'm surprised as so many people have asked for it.