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Address Autofill - React Quickstart

Address Autofill is a Mapbox Search JS feature that makes filling out postal addresses on web forms faster, easier, and more accurate. It presents the user with suggested address matches after they begin typing in your form. Users can click a suggested address and instantly fill in the remaining inputs (city, state, postal code, etc).

Address autofill allows users to enter their information with fewer keystrokes and provide more accurate information.

This Quickstart Guide will help you get started with Address Autofill using the Mapbox Search JS React framework.

To use Address Autofill in a website (without React), see the Address Autofill Web Quickstart.

Prerequisites

To use Mapbox Search JS, you need to have a Mapbox access token.

Your default public token

You can use your default public token to get started with the code snippets in this guide.

To get your default public token, login to account.mapbox.com and scroll down to the Access Tokens section.

This access token associates your search requests with a Mapbox account for billing. For more information on creating and using access tokens, see our token management documentation.

Installation

Install the NPM package.

npm install --save @mapbox/search-js-react

Once installed, the AddressAutofill component and the useConfirmAddress hook will be available for import into your React app.

Use the AddressAutofill component

The <AddressAutofill> component adds interactive search and autofill to your address form. It must be a descendant of a <form> element must wrap <input> elements with appropriate autocomplete attributes.

import { AddressAutofill } from '@mapbox/search-js-react';

const MyAddressForm = () => {
return (
<form>
<AddressAutofill
accessToken='YOUR_MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN'
>
<input type="text" name="address-1" autocomplete="address-line1" />
<input type="text" name="address-2" autocomplete="address-line2" />
<input type="text" name="city" autocomplete="address-level2" />
<input type="text" name="state" autocomplete="address-level1" />
<input type="text" name="zip" autocomplete="postal-code" />
</AddressAutofill>
</form>
)
}

export default MyAddressForm

example
Autofill Checkout (React) example

Try a full address autofill workflow in React, including address confirmation and minimap.

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Address Confirmation

Address confirmation lets users match their address against our comprehensive database and presents a confirmation dialog. This workflow is usually triggered during form submission, providing a higher quality address to match the user's input if one can be found.

With the minimap option, a small map image is presented with a pin for visual confirmation of an address. The user can move the pin to provide details about the physical delivery location that matches the address.

Address Confirmation for a form in a React app is implemented with the useConfirmAddress hook. When called, it returns a ref object which should be assigned to the address form, along with a function showConfirm() which will show the confirmation UI.

showConfirm returns an object with the type property set to either 'change', 'nochange', or 'cancel' based on the user's actions. You can then continue with form submission using the original address or the suggested address.

'change' indicates that the autofill service found a better match and the user selected it for use. In this case, a feature property is also included in the returned object which includes the suggested match. 'nochange' indicates that the user chose to use the address they provided instead of the suggested address. 'cancel' indicates that the user closed the confirmation dialog.

import React from 'react';
import {AddressAutofill, useConfirmAddress } from '@mapbox/search-js-react';

const MyAddressForm = () => {
const { formRef, showConfirm } = useConfirmAddress({
footer: 'My custom footer'
});

const handleSubmit = React.useCallback(async () => {
const result = await showConfirm();

// submit the original address if the user did not select a better match
if (result.type === 'nochange') submitForm();
// submit the address data from the better match chosen by the user
if (result.type === 'change') {
submitFormWithChanges(result.feature)
};
}, [showConfirm]);

return (
<div>
<form
ref={formRef}
onSubmit={handleSubmit}
>
<AddressAutofill
accessToken='YOUR_MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN'
>
<input type="text" name="address-1" autocomplete="address-line1" />
<input type="text" name="address-2" autocomplete="address-line2" />
<input type="text" name="city" autocomplete="address-level2" />
<input type="text" name="state" autocomplete="address-level1" />
<input type="text" name="zip" autocomplete="postal-code" />
<AddressAutofill>
</form>
</div>
);
}

export default MyAddressForm

example
Autofill Checkout (React) example

Try a full address autofill workflow in React, including address confirmation and minimap.

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Autocomplete Attributes

Address Autofill requires HTML autocomplete tags, a standard browser feature. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari use autocomplete to autofill addresses and credit cards. You may already have autocomplete tags.

You can test this on your website with using the JavaScript Console. After opening the Console, run the following command:

document.querySelector('[autocomplete~="street-address"], [autocomplete~="address-line1"]') != null

The output will read true if autocomplete tags are present.

Add autocomplete tags

If autocomplete tags are not present (see Set up autocomplete tags), you'll have to add them to each HTML input you'd like to autofill.

Here are common autocomplete tags for addresses. This is a non-exhaustive list.

Autocomplete tagDescriptionExample
autocomplete="address-line1"The first line of an address, usually includes the street number and street.740 15th St NW
autocomplete="address-line2"The second line of an address, usually an apartment number.Apartment 700
autocomplete="address-level1"The least specific administrative level. In the United States, this is the state or territory.District of Columbia
autocomplete="address-level2"The second least specific administrative level. In the United States, this is the city.Washington
autocomplete="address-level3"In countries with more than two administrative levels.
autocomplete="postal-code"The postal code of the administrative level.20005
autocomplete="country"The standardized country code.us
autocomplete="country-name"The country name. Note: These are non-standardized.United States

Additional Resources

Quickstart Guides are also available for the other main features of Mapbox Search JS:

Address Autofill can also be implemented with a custom UI by using the Mapbox Search JS Core Framework.

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