Salesforce is all about productivity and efficiency, continuously looking for ways to improve while reducing repetitive data entry. Manually entering address data is one user pain point that can be easily solved.
Salesforce offers us the ability to quickly look up and autocomplete addresses, but despite being a real time-saving gem, many users and Admins are unaware of this functionality. Let’s see how address auto populate works, to then how to enable this feature!
How to Automatically Populate Addresses in Salesforce
Once you have enabled the Autocomplete on Standard Addresses feature (which I will come to shortly), it becomes available on all standard address fields, across objects including Leads, Contacts and Accounts. Then, you can start using it straight away, it could not be simpler.
1. Select the address search bar – it has a magnifying glass in it
2. Start typing the address and Salesforce will suggest matching results
3. Once you see your desired result, select it, and Salesforce will automatically complete the address fields
That’s it – accurate address data entry in seconds!
Enable Autocomplete on Standard Addresses
First, an Admin will need to enable it in Setup > Company Settings > Maps and Location Settings.
Tick the options “Enable Maps and Location Services (powered by Google)” and “Enable autocomplete on standard address fields (Lightning Experience and the mobile app only)”, then click “Save”.
Whilst I love this feature, and so do my users, it’s worth noting that search results are optimized for certain countries such as the USA and United Kingdom.
Autocomplete on addresses is available on all standard address fields, across objects including Leads, Contacts and Accounts.