Filemaker - Automated Zip Codes?

Posted on 2010-08-30
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Does FM have automated zip codes based on an address or do you need to get a third party.  After a search, it looks like the latter (see below), but would like to confirm.  If so, what is the most cost-effective solution out there?

Question by:rvfowler2

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I am not aware of Filemaker having a zip code database
Many years ago I found a free source for US zip codes, Don't recall where
but more searching might get you there!

Good luck!

Thom Droz

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Melissa Data (www.melissadata.com) sells a product called ZIP*Data with all the ZIP Code information plus more. You could extract the data you want from there. It is available as a one time purchase or a subscription service, as the USPS changes ZIP Codes nearly daily. I purchased a similar (now discontinued) product from them 13 years ago, and keep the list updated manually using information published in the Postal Bulletin, available on the USPS website. Melissa Data's web site is a wonderful resource with a number of free look-up tools available.
Hope this helps, and good luck!

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