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StateAbbrev ( state )

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L. Allen Poole,

Given a USA or Canadan state name, returns corresponding two letter USPS code

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If state name is not recognized, it's returned verbatim.

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Hi Allen,
It looks like you forgot the canadian province of New-Brunswick in your CF...

FYI, in Canada we have 2 official languages - French and English. French is predominant in the province of Quebec (population: 8 million - about 23% of the total canadian population). Since I often have to create multilingual UIs I modified your custom function to integrate the french version of the provinces names...Hence the following changes in the "state" items :

state = "British Columbia" or state = "Colombie-Britannique"; "BC";
state = "Prince Edward Island" or state = "Île-du-Prince-Édouard"; "PE";
state = "New Brunswick" or state = "Nouveau-Brunswick"; "NB";
state = "Nova Scotia" or state = "Nouvelle-Écosse" ; "NS" ;
state = "Quebec" or state = "Québec" ; "QC" ;
state = "Newfoundland and Labrador" or state = "Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador" ; "NL" ;
state = "Northwest Territories" or state = "Territoires du Nord-Ouest" ; "NT" ;

Please note that other canadian provinces are the same in french as in english...

Thanks for your CF and have a great day,


François Goulet, Montreal, QC Canada
December 12, 2014 6:12am

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