ConnectRE: allow the ability to populate the "Info Source" field on Addresses

I would like to have the ability to have the "Info Source" field populated in addresses in RE, whenever an address is updated via ConnectRE.  (any address, home, business, etc.)

Currently, ConnectRE does not add an "Info Source" to the address when it adds/updates/overwrites an address in RE. There is no "equivalent" field in Core so the field is not mapped between Core and RE (There are multiple address fields - Date From, LOT, CART, DPC, Date To, Info Source, etc - that do not have an equivalent mapped field in Core)

However, not populating the "Info Source" field in RE addresses results in a couple of problems:

1) there is an extra step of data management, you have to go back in the address after running ConnectRE to add/fix the "Info Source" if you want that field to be populated and accurate.

2) If an address is already present on a record, and it is being OVERWRITTEN with a new address from Core, only certain fields are actually overwritten - while other fields like the "Info Source" field are NOT (as mentioned above). What this means is, the data that was in those fields STICKS. If the "Info Source" before running ConnectRE was "AddressFinder" for example, the Info Source is STILL "AddressFinder" after the other address fields have been updated by ConnectRE. Obviously that "Info Source" is not accurate, it should either be overwritten with an accurate "Info Source", or overwritten to blank, but not left unchanged. 

  • Angela May
  • Dec 12 2019
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