ZIP CODE LOOKUP TOOL

By: chris lynch | Asked: 11/20/2022
ForumsCategory: How-toZIP CODE LOOKUP TOOL
chris lynch asked 1 year ago
I HAVE A PEST CONTROL COMPANY AND I WANT TO HAVE A SECTION ON MY WEBSITE WHERE POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS CAN ENTER THERE ZIP CODE AND IT WILL SAY IF I SERVICE THERE AREA. HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING THIS
Rob LeVineRob LeVine replied 1 year ago

How do you know on your end if the zip code is within your service area? Do you have a list of zipcodes you serve or do you have a list of town/city names or what?

chris lynch replied 1 year ago

yes I do Have a list of zip codes

3 Answers
Bobby Clapp answered 1 year ago
In a table, yes. In a map, probably custom code. Do you have a table (excel or similar) of the area codes and whether they are serviceable or not?
chris lynch replied 1 year ago

yes I do have all the zip codes in a list that I could put it in any format that is needed

Bobby Clapp replied 1 year ago

So does this list have like 90210 = yes, 90645 = no or how is it determined that the zip code is a serviceable area?

Rob LeVineRob LeVine answered 1 year ago
Maybe Bobby has a better idea, however, my thought is to use jQuery/Ajax to pass the zipcode to a PHP program that will return true or false based on whether the value is in your list.  The jQuery/Ajax is about 10 lines +/- and the PHP is about the same, depending a little on whether your list is fixed or whether it's stored in a table (form).
Rob LeVineRob LeVine replied 1 year ago

A further thought. If you have a fixed list of zip codes that aren't in a table, i.e., they're just a list you keep manually, then you could do the whole thing in a 5-line jQuery program. Just check if the entered value is in the list and you're done.

Sam Parker answered 1 year ago
I know this post is a little dated kindly let me know if this should be a new thread.  Essentially the same question; I provide at home automotive services and want to do the same 'service area validation by zip code'. 

I created a form and uploaded the list of Zip Codes that are in my service area. Couldn't this "Validation" happen using conditional logic?  Something like this: Create a form with a lookup field and if the entered zip code matches one on the linked form-field, go here. If not, go there?  If so could someone help with an example?
Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 1 year ago

You are on the right track. I would do a single line number field (set it as a lookup) that watches the zipcodes that you allow. Then create the logic to show the remainder for the form if it finds a zip code you allow. Should be pretty straight forward.

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