Update Country codelist to use ISO 3166 lower case short names

(Andy Lulham) #1

I’ve sent the following pull request: https://github.com/IATI/IATI-Codelists-NonEmbedded/pull/274

This updates the Country codelist to use lower case short names instead of upper case short names. Some more details in this github issue.

/cc @IATI-techteam.

(Michelle Levesque) #2

Dear Andy,

Are you saying that the standard is going to change from using the 2-digit to the 3-digit ISO codes for countries? Or will it be an additional options?

Kind Regards,

(Petya Kangalova) #3

@Michelle_IOM There are no changes to the ISO codes. IATI is still using the 2-digit ISO 3166 codes. @andylolz has submitted a request to change the country names from upper case to lower case for consistency with other IATI codelists. For instance, changing the country name from ‘AFGHANISTAN’ to ‘Afghanistan’.

(Michelle Levesque) #4

Dear Petya,

Whew. As we use an SAP delivered table to generate our country code list I was really hoping we weren’t going to run into an issue where we might need to maintain a new table in the system.

Thanks for the clarification.

Kind Regards,

(Andy Lulham) #5

This has now been accepted and deployed etc :star2: