Address Fields are designed to store components of an address. These fields can be used with Map Components.
- The Name for your field will help define what this address represents.
- Descriptions can be a good tool to keep track of further information to describe the field.
- The Field Format For Forms must be defined so that the separate components of the address appear as needed in forms. Read ahead for further information regarding this portion of the field.
The Field Format For Forms portion of the Address field can be broken down into 3 key components as follows:
Let's take a closer look at these components through an example where we will add a field for a middle initial. By default, the Address Field will appear as follows in a form:
In this example, we will add a field and configure custom labels. To begin, let's add a new field to our Address. There are a total of 7 field options to choose from: Address, Address Line 2, City, State, Zip, Country, and Latitude & Longitude. For this example, we will create an Address field appropriate for addresses across two countries.
Once a field is added, it will be placed after all the current fields. This is the point where you can click and drag to reorder the components of your Address if needed. Here, we will customize the labels so that the form will prompt for address fields that are appropriate for both the USA and Canada.
Now that we have our field configured, we can start populating our form. The Address field is a special one in that it will generate suggestions based on your input.
After adding some values to our table, the Addresses will appear as follows in a table component. Another feature of this field is that the value appears as a clickable link which opens up the location in Google Maps.
Addresses are also the field to be used with map components. Unlike many of our other components, map components are designed specifically to be used to reference a location.