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Date:         Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:11:56 -0500
Reply-To:     AnnHett <annhett@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         AnnHett <annhett@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: County Validation
In-Reply-To:  <52318.150.142.232.4.1248706237.squirrel@webmail.albany.edu>
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I was out of the office yesterday, but I'm looking forward to looking at all of these ideas.

Thanks, Ann

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Mike Zdeb <msz03@albany.edu> wrote:

> hi ... if anyone is interested in a proposed solution to this question, > take a look at ... > > http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/County_Validation_of_ZIP_Codes > > ps if you do look, any comments/suggestions are welcome > > -- > Mike Zdeb > U@Albany School of Public Health > One University Place > Rensselaer, New York 12144-3456 > P/518-402-6479 F/630-604-1475 > > > All, > > We have addresses in a database. For IL addresses we need county, which > is > > often missing. > > I'm having trouble finding a source for a county lookup. The problem is > > that some zip codes span multiple counties. > > Everything I've looked at seems to be use the "most prevalent" county for > > the 5-digit ZIP code. SASHELP.ZIPCODE seems to also work this way. > > > > The USPS webtools do not include county validation. > > > > Does anyone have any low-cost ideas? > > > > Thanks, > > ann > > >


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