CDXZipStream Basics - Getting County Data for a Zip Code

In today's data-driven world, having accurate and detailed geographical information can significantly enhance your analysis, especially when working with location-based data in Microsoft Excel. One common requirement is to find the county name for a given zip code, which can be a tedious task if you're dealing with a large dataset. Fortunately, CDXZipStream simplifies this process. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps to quickly and efficiently get county data for any zip code.

To find the county for a zip code, start by entering the zip codes you need in one column of your Excel worksheet. For example, let's say you place them in column A, starting from cell A2. Then perform the following steps:

1. Click on the cell where you want the county data to appear. This could be directly next to the corresponding zip code, for instance, in cell B2.

 2. Click on the CDXZipStream toolbar, then choose the "Formulas" option. This opens a dialog box with a range of functions. You can also use the CDXZipStream right-click dialog for this.

3.From the function list, select "Insert CDXZipCode Data" (or a similar function, depending on your version of CDXZipStream) to look up geographic details related to a zip code.

 4. In the function parameters, you'll need to specify the cell containing the zip code (e.g., A2) and indicate that you're seeking the "CountyName".

 5. After setting your parameters, click OK to run the function. The county name for the specified zip code should now appear in the selected cell

If you have a list of zip codes, you can drag the corner of the cell (where you've just entered the formula) down the column to apply the same function to other cells. Excel's auto-fill feature will automatically adjust the cell references, allowing you to get county names for all listed zip codes quickly.

Please click on the video below to see a short demonstration of how it works: 





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