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.