Gazetteer Search Field names

Q: When I open the Find Address search window it allows me to search for addresses but the field names are the same as in the database and these are not very user-friendly. How can I amend these search fields?

A: I will explain to you how to prepare a more user-friendly interface.

  1. Go to Administration tab, Layers section, Modify.

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  2. Select your Gazetteer. Probably you will have to Go back to main directory, then enter Gazetteers directory.

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  3. Vector Layer Properties, select Table tab and click Searched fields…

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  4. Layer Search Settings, you can specify:
    Search column name – your custom name for each column; you can use same name for several columns if they contains same information
    Search column order – order of your columns in Find Address menu
    Matching operator – if you operate on strings, Contains, Start/ End with is good option, if on numbers Smaller/Greater/Equals etc.

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