I have just begun to 'play with' locators created in arcgis Pro 2.6 using Create Locator. I'm seeing what I think is unexpected behavior when it comes to addresses with unit numbers. Here is a typical point address with a Unit number:
Here are the parameters I used in setting up the locator:
As you can see Building Name and Sub Address Unit are mapped to the respective fields
If I use the Locate Tool and begin to enter the address, I get a suggestion as I type, with no unit number. I'm okay with that, in fact surprised since 4773 W SILVER FOX DR, KEARNS does not exist in my point data. This locator is a single point address role. I have turned off the the other locators that load automatically with Pro. If they were switch on, that suggestion wouldn't surprise me at all as it would 'hit' against a centerlines locator. When I actually select the suggestion here is a partial list of what is returned:
When I look at these actual points, they all have the a BLDG_DESIG value of 'W' . It appears that the Prefix Direction of my address (W) is being mistaken for the building identifier. When I fully qualify the address with a unit, it works just great:
While I have not tested this extensively, I'm concerned that if an address were submitted to us that requires a unit designator, but does not come with one we'll get a false positive of epic proportions.
Perhaps I'm missing something in the set up of my locator?
Edited moments later: I changed the mapping from
and getting the same results...