Address Validation by SmartyStreets (Salesforce App/plugin) was designed to be as easy to configure as possible. It's mostly automatic! At the end of the managed package installation process, you will be shown a configuration page with the Configure SmartyStreets tab open. (If you need to find it again, you can always launch the SmartyStreets app that came in the package.)
To avoid compatibility problems, please make sure that:
This step will tune a few of your organization's settings so the plugin will work properly. The first one should be done already. If not, don't worry! We give you a button that can create the settings for you automatically.
All you have to do in this step is look for warning icons and turn them into checkmarks. If a button has a warning icon next to it, click it. The setting will be adjusted automatically, and the warning icon should change to a green checkmark.
Here's what the buttons do:
Sign up to get a SmartyStreets account if you don't have one already. Otherwise, proceed to step 2.b below.
First, open the API Keys tab of your account. If you aren't already logged in, you will be prompted to do so.
In the Website Keys section, under the Hosts column, you should see a place to enter a Domain name and generate a new key.
To find what domain name you should use, you can follow these steps:
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Once you have the right domain name entered, press the Generate button. You will find your sparkly new key under the column called Website Key (for website use), and it could be something like
86753094815162342. It won't have letters in it.
On the same page that you generated your Website Key, you'll find a section called Secret Keys. Here you will find an Auth ID and Auth Token. You can generate a new pair if you want to, or just use the one that's there.
Back on the Address Validation by SmartyStreets configuration page, you will find a friendly set of text fields waiting eagerly to receive your shiny new keys and tuck them safely away. Just enter your keys into the matching fields and use the Verify Keys button below them. If all goes well, the warning icon will change to a happy green check mark.
Click Save Settings, and you're all set! If you want to use the custom fields included with the package, proceed to the optional Step 3.
Your SmartyStreets account may have a US subscription, an International subscription, or both. If you only have a US subscription, just leave the default ("never") selected and move on.
Some things to keep in mind:
If the latitude and longitude of international addresses are important to you, you can opt in by clicking the checkbox. There's no extra cost to you, but there is to us, so if you don't need them, please do us a solid and leave it unchecked.
Once an address has been verified, it is a good idea to re-submit it every so often to make sure it is still valid. We recommend doing so every 6 months.
The default setting for "Months before a valid address may be re-submitted" is 6. This means addresses that were last verified less than 6 months ago will not be included when the Batch Verify page is in Valid mode. Set this to whatever integer works for you. Setting it to zero means all valid addresses will be included.
This managed package includes a number of custom fields to help give you more information about the addresses in your records. Each address type has its own set of fields.
First, open up the Page Layout editor for the record type of your choice. In this example, we'll do Account.
Navigate to Setup->Customize->Accounts->Page Layouts, and click Edit on the layout you want to edit.
This package includes custom fields for Account called:
Drag the fields you want to use from the menu at the top and place them wherever you want them to be. Don't forget to save!