Review addresses split into components

After a table of addresses is split into components using the Split Address Into Components geoprocessing tool, you may find that not all of the addresses in your table or feature classes were split in the manner you expected; for example, a unit number without a unit indicator may have been parsed into the StName field or a token in your input that you want broken into two separate tokens. Inspecting your table may reveal the reason for an unexpected parse; for instance, your input may have a misspelling or a missing space. For these cases, you can review the results, make corrections in the pane and your table, and generate or add to an existing exceptions file for use when you run the Split Address Into Components geoprocessing tool in the future.

Complete the following steps to review addresses split into components by the Split Address Into Components geoprocessing tool using the Split Address Review pane:

  1. In the Contents pane, right-click a table or layer that was created as output from the Split Address Into Components geoprocessing tool that you want to review, click Data, and click Split Address Review Rematch Addresses to open the Split Address Review pane.

    This allows you to view and examine that parsing of each address in your dataset.

    The Select Exceptions File pop-up appears.

    Select Exceptions File pop-up

  2. Click the Create New option if you do not have an exceptions file that you use when running the Split Address Into Components geoprocessing tool, or click the Browse option to browse for an existing exceptions file.
  3. Browse to the desired folder location and either click an exceptions file or type an exceptions file name, and click OK.

    The Split Address Review pane appears. The pane automatically divides the split addresses into two groups: Unreviewed and Reviewed. The Reviewed tab contains split addresses that have been split automatically and do not fit one of several predefined patterns that suggest an address needs additional manual review. The pane opens to the Unreviewed tab, which displays split addresses that are likely to have one of several potential problems, including all tokens split into the StName field or no StPreType or StType tokens defined.

    Split Address Review pane

  4. Use the Split Address Review pane to review the addresses split by the geoprocessing tool individually.

    The tool allows you to review the addresses one by one to address only the current problematic address.

    The attribute table for the table or feature class that you select opens automatically alongside the Split Address Review pane.

    You can also make selections manually in the attribute table. The Split Address Review pane is contextually tied to the attribute table. Select rows or run queries directly on the table to update the records displayed in the Split Address Review pane.

  5. If any addresses are parsed incorrectly, do any of the following: drag tokens from one row into another, drag to reorder tokens on the same row, or split tokens into more than one token.

    You can drag using a mouse, or you can use the Tab and arrow keys to move tokens.

    You can make use of Predefined Queries to make selections on the table and zero in on potentially incorrectly parsed addresses.

    Split Address Review Predefined Queries

  6. To mark an address as split correctly without making additional changes, click the Mark Reviewed option.

    The record is marked as reviewed, and it is moved to the Reviewed tab of the pane.

  7. Optionally, if you make a change to how the address is split, apply changes to the table by clicking Apply.

    You still must click the Save Edits button Save Edits to persist changes outside of the review session.

  8. Optionally, after you make changes to how the address is split, find similar records to apply the same change by clicking the Check for similar button.

    The Similar Records pop-up appears, and it shows how many records exist in your data with the same content (excepting AddNum).

    Similar Records

    You can click Apply Now to split all similar records in the same way as the record you just reviewed. You can also select Review records to view the similar records before deciding whether to apply the similar split pattern.

  9. When you finish reviewing your split addresses and making changes, save your edits to ensure all of your changes are saved to your feature class or table. Click the Save Edits button Save Edits in the upper right of the Rematch Addresses pane and close the pane.

    Updates to both the table or feature class and the Exceptions File are saved.

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