Address layouts

Address layouts define how the addresses found by search users are formatted and pasted into underlying applications.

Address layouts are unique to each dataset. For example, the ( QAS standard layout ) differs from one dataset to the next.

You can have as many layouts for each dataset as you require – users can select the layout they would like to use from the Search UI (unless you have turned this feature off using the Global Settings).

Existing layouts for each dataset can be previewed, edited and deleted from the Address Layouts tab. To add a layout, select the appropriate dataset and click the Create a New Layout button.

There are two stages to creating or editing a layout:

You can add multiple address elements to a line if required, and add or remove lines using the Edit buttons on the right of the screen. Edit the Width parameter of any line to specify its maximum length, in characters.

If you have access to DataPlus elements, you can add these to additional lines below the address in the same way.

The Formatting Options button allows you to:

  • Choose which address elements Capture Application should include by default. Any elements you select will be evenly distributed in your address layout.
  • Choose which address elements Capture Application should abbreviate. For example, 'Street' can be automatically abbreviated to 'St'.
  • Choose which address elements Capture Application should capitalize. For example, select the Town element to see 'LONDON' instead of 'London'.
  • Pad address lines to fill empty space at the end of lines. For example, a line of width 60 containing 'London' will have 54 spaces appended to it.

You can give the layout a name using the Name field, and preview the layout using the View Layout button.

Once the address format is correct, select Continue to Pasting Options.

This screen mirrors the layout you constructed in the Address Format screen, with additional spaces before and after the address, and before and after each address line.

You can specify what actions should be taken at these positions by dragging actions to the desired position:

Capture Application will mimic the selected action during pasting. In the example above, this will mimic the Tab key being pressed before the first address line is pasted.

Actions such as this are a useful way of ensuring that address lines are pasted into the correct line or field of an application.

If you do not see the action you require in the Common Actions list, you can create your own by clicking Add Action. Select a modifier such as Ctrl or Shift (if necessary) and a key such as A.

Once the pasting options are complete, select Save Layout.

The layout will be added to the list of layouts for this country, and can now be tested using the Search UI.

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