[ic] Scotland missing from countries/states

Paul Jordan paul at gishnetwork.com
Fri Jan 15 16:23:09 UTC 2010

> On Friday 15 January 2010 07:15:27 Gert van der Spoel wrote:
>> > Hello
>> >
>> > A customer informed us that we do not have Scottish provinces in our
>> > state
>> > list. I have found two posts pointing out similar:
>> >
>> > http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2004-
>> > November/041520.html
>> > http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2003-
>> > October/036175.html
>> >
>> > I also noticed that Demo still does not address this so I was wondering
>> > what
>> > everyone else is doing about this? I can just add Scotland to the
>> > countries
>> > file and show a blank input for the province.
>> >
>> > Just wanted to get a consensus first.
>> It looks like the 'official' way to go is to remove County for UK
>> alltogether, see:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_counties_of_the_United_Kingdom
>> Using a blank state/province field you give people the opportunity to add
>> the county themselves anyway.
>> As long as they provide the postal code the mailman should be able to
>> deliver.
>> CU,
>> Gert
> Or you could use the one I have on http://kiwi.zolotek.net - this adds
> everything for the UK (including  Northern Ireland), a separate entry for
> Great Britain (ie, without Northern Ireland), plus regions for New 
> Zealand,
> Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany and one or two others.
> Lyn

Thanks Lyn and Gert.

Lyn your solution interesting enough for a go around. Your solution leaves 
you with UK and GB covering everything - and that should work out. I know 
some shipping software is picky about country names - this client uses 
Endicia. From what I remember of it, this should work fine.

Shortly after I posted I noticed that Scotland does not have it's own ISO 
country code - it uses GB, which since the "code" field that stores this in 
IC is the primary key, I could not just add (properly).



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