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GetCountryCodeFromCountry ( Country )

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Andy Knasinski, NRG Software, LLC.
http://www.nrgsoft.com

Get Country Code from Full Country Name

Sample Input:
GetCountryCodeFromCountry ( "Yemen" )
Sample Output:
YE


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

Description:

Convert country names to ISO country codes

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

No case checking? Yikes!

Jack, London
August 30, 2011 7:35am

?? FMP is is not case sensitive for these comparisons.

Andy, NRG
August 30, 2011 8:14am

FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced chokes on this line:

Country = "S„o TomÈ and PrÌncipe" ; "ST" ;

I replaced the accented name with "Sao Tome and Principe" from Wikipedia's ISO 31166-1 alpha-2 page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2

Ward, Massachusetts, USA
November 30, 2012 12:39pm

Handy function, but needs some updates to handle variants. Here are the edits.

GetCountryCodeFromCountry ( CountryName )

Let(Country=
Substitute(
Substitute(
Substitute(
Substitute(
if(Left(CountryName,4)="The ",Right(CountryName,Length(CountryName)-4),CountryName)
;" & ";" and ")
;"&";" and ")
;" ";" ")
;" ";" ");
Case ( ... case list ...

""
))

And add the following case variants

Country = "Palestine" ; "PS" ;
Country = "Russian Federation" ; "RU" ;
Country = "Great Britain" ; "GB" ;
Country = "Great Britain and Northern Ireland" ; "GB" ;
Country = "United States" ; "US" ;
Country = "USA" ; "US" ;
Country = "Sao Tome and Principe" ; "ST" ;
Country = "Cocos Islands" ; "CC" ;
Country = "Keeling Islands" ; "CC" ;
Country = "Democratic Republic of the Congo" ; "CD" ;
Country = "Republic of the Congo" ; "CG" ;
Country = "Falkland Islands (Malvinas)" ; "FK" ;
Country = "Falkland Islands" ; "FK" ;
Country = "Malvinas" ; "FK" ;
Country = "Vatican City" ; "VA" ;
Country = "The Vatican" ; "VA" ;
Country = "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" ; "MK" ;
Country = "Macedonia" ; "MK" ;
Country = "Micronesia, Federated States of" ; "FM" ;
Country = "Federated States of Micronesia&qu

Robert Woodhead, Wilmington, NC
July 02, 2014 5:02pm

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