Cities in a ZIP Code Screen - Code-1_Plus - 5.0

CODE-1 Plus Guide for IBM i

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Data Quality - Postals
Product
CODE-1 Plus
Version
5.0
Language
English
Product name
CODE-1 Plus
Title
CODE-1 Plus Guide for IBM i
Copyright
2024
First publish date
1998
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2024-05-15
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2024-05-15T00:03:43.588945

Use the Cities in a ZIP Code screen to view all cities in a given ZIP Code. For each city, CODE-1 Plus displays the long city names, short city names, and city type. To access this screen:

  • Enter the CZ <line number> or the CZ <ZIP Code> command

  • Press F5 from the Cities in the Database screen

  • Press F5 from the Cities in a State screen

The USPS allows city names to be up to 28 characters long. However, if a city name is longer than 13 characters, a USPS short city name is provided. Typically, long city names are shortened by removing vowels.

In cases where a ZIP Code has more than one city name, the screen shows these city names, and their accompanying city type. These city types indicate the USPS-preferred city name, and any alternate city names associated with the same ZIP Code. Preferred city names have a city type of "primary;" alternate city names have city types of "secondary" or "vanity."

For example, ZIP Code 70510 is associated with the three city names Abbeville, Cow Island, and Meaux. Abbeville is preferred and has a city type of primary. All other city names have a city type of secondary.

Field Name

Description

LN

Line number for this city name.

Long City Name

Full name for the city.

State

Two-character state abbreviation for the city.

Short City Name

USPS shortened city name.

City Type

USPS designated city type. One of the following city types appears: Primary, Secondary, Vanity.