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    I am new to Alpha and have downloaded the 'Community' version to get some experience in the application. I have worked through the 'Giantkiller' training material which was generally excellent.

    Question - I have created an API code in Google for the Map object and it successfully displays a map of Boston, USA and longitude=0/ latitude=0 in the panel but no other areas when a new address is entered. If I build a UK address & post code and set the object's properties to 'Address' it still displays Boston and longitude=0/latitude=0. I have entered random longitude/ latitude to confirm the correct map can be displayed.

    I assume that one of the map properties are incorrect but cannot identify from the tutorial or help videos.

    Any suggestions would ne greatly appreciated.


  • #2
    If you run the giant-killer sample does the map show different addresses?
    How are you displaying and setting the map address?

    Here's a simple UX using action script to display No 10
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    • #3

      Many thanks for your reply apologies for tardy response.

      Have replicated your suggestion but still have issue. Problem still seems to be that although the post code is constructed in the java action the value is not passed to the map object before it opens. The map object only has longitude and latitude options but no field for the post code entry consequently it never opens the correct map. I have inserted alerts to confirm the address details in the javascript action and when the map page opens. If I manually insert longitude and latitude in the map object it opens correctly to correct area regardless of the coordinates in the javascript action.

      There seems to be a total disconnect between the action and the map opening - what am I misunderstanding?

      I have included some screen shots to show where I am at.

      Many thanks,

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      • #4
        Originally posted by laurence sellwood View Post

        There seems to be a total disconnect between the action and the map opening - what am I misunderstanding?
        Check that the runAction is being executed and no javascript errors are being generated.
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        • #5
          The Runaction is being executed as when I manually enter coordinates in the map object and execute the Runaction command the map opens with correct display, The issue still seems to be that the Google component does not convert from address to longitude/ latitude. I have attached some screen shots to illustrate the issue, I do not understand what the javascript console is telling me as this is a completely new area.

          Many thanks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by laurence sellwood View Post
            The issue still seems to be that the Google component does not convert from address to longitude/ latitude
            Yes. the map initial position does not work for me either. Not sure what that does or how it works. Could be an issue with Alpha, Google, or a configuration issue.
            If you are using the Add a marker to the map action however you can select the property Bring marker into view.
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