state(
ZIPCODE
)

The state( function returns the name of the state associated with a US zip code.


Parameters

This function has one parameter:

zipcode – is a US 5 digit zip code. You can specify the zip code either as a number or as text.


Description

The function returns the name of the state associated with a US zip code. If there is no zip code with the specified number, the function will return "-".

state(92648) ☞ CA
state("20401") ☞ DC
state(99999) ☞ -

One primary use for the state( function is to enter the state automatically when the zip code is entered, saving keystrokes and reducing the probability of data entry errors. This example assumes that the database has a ZipCode field that contains text. The example uses a text funnel to strip off any extra characters in the zip code (for example 9 digit zip codes).

City=city(ZipCode[1,5])
State=state(ZipCode[1,5])

Another use for the state( function is to double-check data entry. This example locates all records where the zip code does not match the city name.

select State <> state(ZipCode[1,5])

See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0.