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    International Postal Codes (any)

    Could non-USA posters please send me examples of your postal codes as used on addresses. I'm trying to see if a standard exists for finding intl. postal codes using the .find method. Thank you.
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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    Good luck, Kevin. I worked for a direct marketing firm for three years handling both domestic and international addresses. The postal code (which, BTW, don't seem to have any standards I could see) is the least of your worries, believe me. Some countries use similar looking postal codes, but that wouldn't tell you which ones belonged to which country. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> I settled for using a country field in every address records so that I *could* distinguish the country the address belonged to.
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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    UK- One or two letter postal area prefix, with sub area 1 or 2 digit code, followed by a 3 to 4 character code for groups of 14 houses eg:
    N6 4AA or TW19 5BB
    France uses 5 or 6 didget codes eg 75010, as does Germany, Russia uses 6, Belgium 4.
    Ireland last time I checked doesn't use post codes

    hope this helps

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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    Try the link in <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=vb&Number=41289&page=&view= &sb=&o=&vc=1>this </A> thread.

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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    Wow, I never knew....

    Thanks to you all for the input. It looks like this is a matter for the UN. I'll bring it up at the next meeting.
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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    I just went thru this a few months ago.

    THere is no "standard".
    Addressing within countries varies.

    I had a bookmark to a web site that had pointers on this, but cannot find the bookmark now.

    You can visit the web sites of some postal authorities and, hope that they have an English web page explaining the rules for their country.

    If I find the bookmark, I'll post it.

    Here's the link:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://bitboost.com/ref/international-address-formats.html>http://bitboost.com/ref/internationa...s-formats.html</A>

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    Re: International Postal Codes (any)

    Sorry, but as you didn't turn up to the last three meetings we revoked your membership.

    Brooke

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