Auto Filling ASI Fields with GIS Object Attribute Values

Civic Platform can automatically populate ASI fields in an application intake form with GIS object attribute values when a user attaches a GIS object to the application intake form. GIS objects may represent assets or parcels on the map.

Enabling ASI Field Auto-Filling

To enable ASI field auto-filling in Civic Platform

  1. Create a mapping relationship where attributes of GIS objects on the various map layers are mapped to specific ASI fields.

    For instructions, see “Creating Attribute Mapping” in the Configuring Civic Platform section of the Accela Civic Platform GIS Administrator Guide.

  2. If you want to automatically populate application specific information fields with attribute values of the GIS object that represents an asset, map each asset in Civic Platform to a GIS object in the legacy Accela GIS.

    Skip this step if you only need to automatically populate application specific information fields with attribute values of the GIS object that represents a parcel.

    For instructions, see Asset Types for detailed information.

  3. Make sure the application contains the application specific information fields for which you have created attribute mapping by associating the application type with the ASI group code.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • Launch the map viewer from the main console or the Record list portlet, select a GIS object that represents an existing asset in the Civic Platform database, and perform the Create New Record, Create Single Work Order, or Create Multiple Work Orders command.

    • Look up an existing parcel that you can plot on the map and add it to the Parcel section.

    • Launch the map viewer from the Parcel section, select a GIS object that represents an existing parcel in the Civic Platform database, and perform the Send GIS Features command.

    • Look up an existing asset that you can plot on the map and add it to the Asset section.

    • Launch the map viewer from the Asset section, select a GIS object that represents an existing asset in the Civic Platform database, and perform the Link Object to Work Order command.

    • Launch the map viewer from the Associated GIS Features section, select a GIS object that either represents an existing parcel or asset, and perform the Send GIS Features command.


      Note:

      If you attach multiple parcels, assets, or associated GIS features to an application at a time, a dialog box prompts you to set one item as primary. The ASI fields get the corresponding values from the attributes of the primary GIS object.


      Civic Platform uses the attributes from the GIS object in the new application form.