Common data > Common tables > Postal codes 

In any software, it is possible, on entry of the address, to automatically enter the zip code from the entry of the city or vice versa (when several zip codes are associated with a city or the inverse, it will be necessary to use a selection window). This function uses the zip code table defined here.

In addition it will be possible to carryout a control based on this table, warning the user when the city or zip code are unknown. This control can only be carried out in the default country or for all the countries.


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Screen management

Entry screen


The entry of zip codes is carried out on a single tab. Defined here are the country, the zip code as well as a community code. None of these codes forms a unique key in the table.




The following fields are present on this tab :

Block number 1

This field identifies the country to which the zip/postal code belongs.

  • Postal code (field POSCOD)
  • City (field POSCTY)

Name of the town/city corresponding the zip code previously entered : It is the issuing office or the attached community.

Block number 2

  • Municipality code (field POSCTYCOD)

This code is the "official" code for the municipality. It is part of the record identifier, because a town/city can have 2 different codes in rare cases.

  • field SATCOD

In federal countries where the notion of a state exists (for example the USA), define the code for the state.

  • Geographic code (field GEOCOD)

Used to associate a geographic code with a zip code (USA localization).

  • Distributor office (field BURDIS)




By default, the following reports are associated to the function :

 POSCOD : Postal code listing

This can be changed by a different setup.

Error messages

The only error messages are the generic ones.

Tables used

SEEREFERTTO Refer to documentation Implementation