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Show country like state

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Country dropdown list to be like the State dropdown list? What I would like is to see the two letter country codes with their spelled out country name like the State field. So in the country dropdown list I would see: CA - Cananda and upon selection, CA would be entered in the country field.

 

Since it's done on the state field, it seems like I should be able to do it on the country field. Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Don@CCI


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Accepted by topic author Don@CCI
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: Show country like state

OK, try this - 

 

  1. Go back into Tools>Define Fields
  2. This time, click on the Country field in the first screen
  3. Then click Edit Field on the left
  4. Click Next when the window pops up, and
  5. on the second screen, the third checkbox should be Show Descriptions - Displays description text along with list values
  6. Click Next or Finish and go back into the screen and see if that helped.
Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com

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Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: Show country like state

Sure, go into Tools>Define Fields, then choose Manage Drop-down Lists.  Find the Country list and follow the prompts to Edit - just change the entries to what you'd prefer...

Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com
New Member
Posts: 9
Country: USA

Re: Show country like state

Thanks for the reply Richard,

 

It doesn't work the same as the state field, I'm certain that there's some code behind it. If I add a value of CA and a description of Canada (which is what they do in the state dropdown). When I pick the dropdown, all I see is CA instead of CA - Canada like the state field shows when you pick the dropdown.

 

I doubt that it's changed, but I'm running 2012 Premium.

 

Thanks for any help,

Don@CCI

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Accepted by topic author Don@CCI
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 508
Country: USA

Re: Show country like state

OK, try this - 

 

  1. Go back into Tools>Define Fields
  2. This time, click on the Country field in the first screen
  3. Then click Edit Field on the left
  4. Click Next when the window pops up, and
  5. on the second screen, the third checkbox should be Show Descriptions - Displays description text along with list values
  6. Click Next or Finish and go back into the screen and see if that helped.
Richard Brust
ACT! Certified Consultant
richard@rbrDataSolutions.com
New Member
Posts: 9
Country: USA

Re: Show country like state

Hi Richard,

 

PERFECT! Thank you very much.

 

Don@CCI