Hello list members, Is the US phone-number specified as area-code and phone number and then always the same length? In Germany we had a similar problem after the reunion with the former German Democratic Republic. The phone numbers used to be maximal 13 digits long. The area code had a maximum of 5 digits. Now it could be 6 digits. We could handle this because the town were so small, that the local access number in the area was then very short. The total length of 13 has not been used up. The last digit of the area-code moved to the first digit of the access-number. We had the real problem after reunification with the ZIP-codes. They used to be 4 digits long. Now they are 5 long and a whole bunch of programs had to be changed to adress this. Rumours said that it may take a while and then the ZIP-code for the european union might be launched with 7 digits. Therefore we had changed the files to 7 char-fields. Having all these experiences I must say it is always a hazardous game to play with fixed things in a country. You can always get to export your goods. If this happens you're stuck with your old field-length. Just my 5 cents worth Chris calling from Kassel, Germany (yes I'm back again) +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com | and specify 'unsubscribe MIDRANGE-L' in the body of your message. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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