Addresses with 1/2 in Address

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08-29-2019 04:14 PM
MichaelVolz
Esteemed Contributor

Does anyone have an addressing system that uses addresses with 1/2 (or other fractions) as one of the address components?

Do these fractional addresses cause issues with any part of your enterprise system such as geocoding?

If these types of addresses, which might be a legacy of older addressing systems, caused problems, what did you do to resolve the issues?

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rachelg_esri
Esri Contributor

Hello Michael,

Addresses with fractions are actually a pretty common occurrence, to the point where we made a locator that should be able to handle these addresses. This is the type: Single House with Subaddress. If you're running into any issues, we'd definitely like to hear about it! Are you seeing any problems in particular, or is this more sort of a preemptive post to prepare for a workflow you'll be doing in the future?

Thanks!

Best regards,

Rachel

Esri Support Services

Rachel Guttmacher
ArcGIS Online Technology Lead
Esri Support Services
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MichaelVolz
Esteemed Contributor

Would it be standard practice to put the fraction information into the Unit ID field?  I ask because we have a field already accounted for with that information and we are storing the fractional information in a different field which I'm thinking might causes issues with the address locator style that you mentioned.  If this is the case, I would probably need to move the attributes from that field to the Unit ID field and get rid of the other legacy field hilding the fractional portion of the address. 

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JimJohansen
New Contributor

I recently worked with a system used for police dispatch that didn't allow 1/2 addresses. We were required to have an extra field with the value of .5 and that portion of the full address field recalculated to .5.

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JeffLegato1
New Contributor III

I had an issue with my locator not recognizing 1/2 in the unit field.  Upgrading to 10.7 and recreating the address locator fixed it.  

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