The Address Natural Entry special field lets your user enter their complete address, and then checks the entry when they move out of the field. Depending on your business requirements, if you are looking for address validation you might also consider the Address Auto Complete special field which begins suggesting valid addresses as the user types.
On the Field Validation Setting panel, the Validation preoprty is set to Valid Address.
On the Field General Setting panel, these properties are specific to the Address Natural Entry field.
|Address Field Map||
Map the address components returned from Google address lookup to fields on your form. Click to display the mapping window. Click Add Row then click Select Source to display the seven address fields returned. Choose one and click Select Destination to choose the field in your form to hold this data. The last choice on the Destination list is "Ignore". Choose that if you do not want to map the field. Repeat until all the fields are mapped.
Then when a user enters an address and selects the suggestion from Google lookup, the fields on your form are populated. This speeds up address entry and verifies that you have correct data that is properly formatted for shipping labels.
|Country Preference||Enter a two character country code to restrict the address lookup. If a field is selected in the Country Restriction Field above, it will override this value.|
|Short Names||Default is true. Recommended. Use the short names returned from the lookup, for example NY instead of New York. If you change this setting to false and use the long name, country and state dropdown list fields will not be populated. They use short names.|
|Auto Format||Default is true. After an address match, format the user entered address with the Google API lookup result.|
|Always Confirm||Default is true. Always confirm the matching address before accepting it. If you change this to false, if the address is an exact match, it will be used without the confirmation prompt being displayed.|
|Allow Skip||Default is true. If no matches are found for the address entered, or none of the suggested addresses are accepted by the user, alow the user to skip validation and use the address entered.|
|Country Preference Field||Click to select a field on your form that contains the country to use for the address lookup.|
|Strip Unit||Default is false. The Google GeoCoder API cannot correctly look up addresses that contain PO Boxes, and sometimes has trouble parsing addresses with suites and units. When this unit is set to true, the Suite/Unit/POBox will be stripped out and writte to a field of your selection. This adds flexibility to the address verification process.|
|Suggested Title||The title of the window showing address match suggestions. Default is "Is your address:". Click the icon to display the Address Suggestion Text window which gives you some formatting tools. Make your edits and click Save to return to the properties panel.|
|No Matches Title||The title of the window when no matching address can be found. Default is "Unable to Validate Address". Click the icon to display the No Matches Title window which gives you some formatting tools. Make your edits and click Save to return to the properties panel.|
|No Matches Message||The message shown when no matches are found for the address entered. Default is "We could not find a match for the address entered. Please click try again and re-enter your address." Click the icon to display the No Matches Message window which gives you some formatting tools. Make your edits and click Save to return to the properties panel.|