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USStateName ( StateAbbrev )

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Eric Troedsson, NC Credit Repair

Converts the Postal Code of a US State to its two-letter Postal abbreviation

Sample Input:
StateAbbrev = USStateName
Sample Output:
NC=North Carolina

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


We use this function often in our credit repair business' custom-built FileMaker application when generating documentation for the client. A simple but useful function. Thanks!

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


The syntax of this CF is incorrect:

USStateName ( StateAbbrev ; StateFullName )

You obviously do not need to supply the StateFullName to receive it as output!

Correct syntax would be:

USStateName ( StateAbbrev )

David Head, Darwin Australia
February 16, 2010 11:27pm

A problem with this CF is that no error condition is passed. What happens if I enter AB as a state abbreviation - no result. There should at least be some default condition to indicate an error has occurred.

David Head, Darwin Australia
February 16, 2010 11:29pm

Please feel free to modify as needed. Works for what we require, 'nuff said.

Eric Troedsson, Durham, NC
February 17, 2010 7:03pm

The problem with this function is that it isn't a function at all. It's a table of data.

comment, VR
February 17, 2010 11:53pm

Thanks for saving me the typing!

Michael Rhodes, Rancho Cucamonga
December 26, 2010 6:16pm

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