Author Topic: Proposal: Remove 'London' from county list  (Read 1424 times)

Offline John.K

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Proposal: Remove 'London' from county list
« on: April 08, 2016, 03:26:50 am »
There is no such county as 'London' officially - so should we remove it from the core county list?
Any objections/thoughts/issues?

Offline Stuart Parker

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Re: Proposal: Remove 'London' from county list
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 06:08:26 am »
That's fine, but I think if it's changed then it shouldn't get changed again. Last time I think it changed from "Greater London" to "London", so I ended up with lots of contacts that were "London, London".  :(
Also, if it's changed, then it should be well publicised, as otherwise people's data could get messed up if they are relying on the county field to give "London" rather than the city field.

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Re: Proposal: Remove 'London' from county list
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 06:19:44 am »
Agreed - it's the 'London, London' problem that we're trying to dispel.

We could have something in the upgrade script that looks for that county ID in the database, and provides a warning to users that the county is being removed.

Do you have any other ideas for ways to publicise? Other than on this forum, in the release notes, etc.