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I have a client that needs to use FPO addresses for contacts and members. Is there something that needs to be configured in CiviCRM for this capability?

Carl

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    Silly question perhaps, but what is FPO address? – ErikH - CiviCooP Jun 24 '15 at 15:04
  • Hi, Erik! Thanks ... FPO is an original ARMY term, also known by the Navy as Fleet Post Office associated with Ships and Navy installations. It is a location where (physical) mail can be sent and then follow defense channels for distribution. Specific to my case, the U.S. Navy Sailing Association needs to make use of FPO addressing. – Carl Fusch Jun 24 '15 at 15:23
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The list of states isn't editable by the end user, so it will require filing a bug to get APO, FPO (and whatever the third one is) added as state. In the meantime, I recommend using APO as the city, and not filling in the state or country (per USPS recommendations).

  • Thanks, Nicholai ... I will file a feature/bug request for FPO/APO especially given the current need for its use. In the meantime, we will use your recommendation. Thanks for your input. - Carl – Carl Fusch Jun 24 '15 at 18:02
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Although state can not be edited in the User Interface, you will be able to add FPO addresses to the table civicrm_county using some MySQL database management tool like Phpmyadmin? If adding FPO as state is a solution that is...

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    Would it not be a solution to set FPO as a location type so you can add the FPO address to the contact? Or is it more fixed than that? – ErikH - CiviCooP Jun 25 '15 at 6:21

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