Postcode lookup

JUL 2017

Address lookup by postcode is everywhere these days via the Royal Mail's PAF (it would probably be even more ubiquitous if they didn't charge £6000 for it!)

Anyway, now you can enable lookup by postcode in RiderHQ

First, make sure you have a postcode question on your entry form (normally you will, if you just use the default form or copy an existing event):

Edit your postcode question and set the validation to 'UK postcode':

That pops up another tick box 'look up address by postcode', there is a 3.5p charge per lookup (because of the cost of licensing the data from the Royal Mail), but no charge if the postcode isn't present in the Royal Mail's database, or if we don't need to do a lookup because the entrant's data were saved from a previous form.

That's all you need to do to set it up, though we suggest you drag the order of your questions so that the postcode question is before the other address questions. (Also if you expect foreign entrants it might be worth making the postcode question non mandatory or mandatory but conditional on selecting UK as the country).

Here's what an entrant sees:



Let us know if you have any questions, or would like any additional features!