Address lookups are built-in to the Web Form Builder. It only takes a couple of clicks to configure. Just select "yes" for 'Use address finder' and ensure your PAF account is selected. "UK and overseas" is automatically selected by default.
When building a web form containing an address block, you can give the student one of three options when entering their address on your web form:
1. Use address finder = "no"
The student types each line in manually: address_1, address_2, address_3, town, county, postcode, country (dropdown).
2. Use address finder = "yes", Find addresses = "UK and overseas"
The student starts to type any part of their address and, after a few keystrokes, (thanks to type-ahead, predictive technology) they select from the options displayed and their entire address, including country is auto-completed for them. This is the default setting.
3. Use address finder = "yes", Find addresses = "UK only"
They type in their full UK postcode, they select from the options displayed and their entire address, including country "United Kingdom" is auto-completed for them.
245 countries are covered
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