Retaining GPS Coordinates When Modifying an Address

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When modifying fields in the Address_vod object, users can prevent GPS coordinates from being reset. This eliminates the need to reenter GPS coordinates when editing existing records.

For example, Sarah Jones notices Clinton Ackerman's address is misspelled. She modifies the street name to the correct spelling and selects Save. The record is modified but the GPS coordinates to Clinton Ackerman's office remain the same.

Configuring GPS Coordinate Retention

To enable this feature:

Ensure initial configuration is complete to use this functionality.

  1. Grant the following permissions: 

    Object OLS Record Type Fields FLS

    Address_vod

    n/a

    n/a

    Clear_GPS_Coordinates_vod

    edit

  2. Place the Clear_GPS_Coordinates_vod field on the appropriate page layout on the Address object.

Using GPS Coordinate Retention

If the Clear_GPS_Coordinates_vod check box is deselected, the GPS coordinates are maintained when records are edited.

If the Clear_GPS_Coordinates_vod check box is selected, the GPS coordinates are cleared when records are edited.

The Clear_GPS_Coordinates_vod check box resets to the default after a single edit to an address record. Users must ensure the check box is not selected if they want to maintain GPS coordinates after editing fields.