Autocomplete Address widget doesn't work properly on House names

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    osgood
    Asked on February 27, 2018 at 06:25 AM

    Hi. I am UK based and trying to get this widget to work properly. It works fine for house numbers but I have 2 issues when it comes to house names.

    1. It doesn't always find the house in the database if it has a house name. Example - 'woodstock commonside' it finds but a house a little further down the road 'ashram commonside' it doesn't.

    2. If it does find the house by house name then it doesn't populate the fields so you lose data. Again type in 'woodstock commonside' and pick the Great Bookham option from the list. You will find it loses the house name and the house number field is left blank.

    Please confirm if this is what you see and if there is a potential fix.


    Many thanks

    Mark


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    Adrian
    Answered on February 27, 2018 at 08:16 AM

    1. It doesn't always find the house in the database if it has a house name. Example - 'woodstock commonside' it finds but a house a little further down the road 'ashram commonside' it doesn't.

    I can see that you are using the Autocompleted Address widget. This widget is linked to the Google Maps database. So, it will find only find the addresses that are already in Google Maps. If 'ashram commonside' isn't listed in Google Maps, it won't find it.

    2. If it does find the house by house name then it doesn't populate the fields so you lose data. Again type in 'woodstock commonside' and pick the Great Bookham option from the list. You will find it loses the house name and the house number field is left blank.

    As I said above, the data is fetched from Google Maps. The purpose of this autocomplete is to make it easier for the users to type their address, but it won't fill all of the fields. For example, you can type the postal code in the address field and it will automatically fill the Country, State, City, Street Name maybe.

    Please confirm if this is what you see and if there is a potential fix.

    Yes, this is what I saw. This is dependent on the Google Maps database so any information that is available there will be displayed in the widget.