Locations

The Locations table contains information on locations of all sites involved in your supply chain: customers, DCs, factories and suppliers. 

There are three ways to define a location You can:

Column

Description

Code

Zip (postal) code of the location. The field is optional field and can be left empty.

Name

Name of the location.

When you add sites by using the GIS map, sites' locations get auto-generated names: the location of Supplier 1 gets the name Supplier 1 location, etc. You can edit the name if necessary. We recommend to give the locations meaningful names since you will refer to the locations by their names in other tables (Customers, DCs and Factories, Suppliers and Paths).

You can also provide the name of an existing city as the location name. The city name should be spelled correctly: if the Fill coordinates automatically toggle button is activated, the name will be sent as the search request to the GIS OpenStreetMap server to obtain the location coordinates.

Region

Name of the region, state or district where the location is situated. The field is optional, usually providing Name and Country is enough.

Country

Name of the country where the location is situated. The country name should be spelled correctly: if the Fill coordinates automatically toggle button is activated, the name will be sent as the search request to the GIS OpenStreetMap server to obtain the location coordinates.

Latitude

Latitude coordinate of the location.

You can either provide this value manually or retrieve it automatically. 

To retrieve this value automatically, provide the Name and Country values and ensure that the Fill coordinates automatically toggle button is activated.

Longitude

Longitude coordinate of the location.

You can either provide this value manually or retrieve it automatically. 

To retrieve this value automatically, provide the Name and Country values and ensure that the Fill coordinates automatically toggle button is activated.

Autofill Coordinates

Defines whether the location coordinates (Latitude and Longitude) are filled automatically when Name and Country are provided:

  • If activated, editing the location's Name or Country will trigger the OpenStreetMap GIS search to retrieve the latitude and longitude values for the location. The corresponding Latitude and Longitude fields will be filled automatically with the received data.

    Note: The Fill coordinates automatically toggle button will be deactivated if you manually edit the Latitude or Longitude values.

  • If deactivated, editing the location's Name or Country values will not affect the Latitude and Longitude values.