Fix all of My Zip codes
Recently a customer asked how they could fix some of the Zip codes which were in the form of:
and are stored in a numeric J2 field.
The customer wanted to normalize those zip codes that had the four trailing zeroes to be 12345 instead of 123450000.
The first step we wanted to do was to determine all of the codes that needed to be updated and what the old zip would be and what the new zip would be.
>base membrs >get member-file >def new-zip,1,4,double >if zip > 99999 and (zip mod 10000) = 0 >ext account >ext zip >ext new-zip = zip / 10000 >list >xeq
So what is the above doing?
Well the if command looks at all records that are greater than 99999 and ends in the four zeroes, which is what the (zip mod 10000) = 0 is doing. This should isolate just those records that the customer wanted to fix!
Once we determined that we had the correct records selected we easily updated them with:
>base membrs >get member-file >if zip > 99999 and (zip mod 10000) = 0 >update >ext new-zip = zip / 10000 >list >xeq