Districts are user-definable groupings of geographical areas within a country. (Countries may be grouped within Regions. See Regions for details.) Districts may be used to provide flexibility in reporting, data collection, and marketing campaigns.

How the districts you set up here are managed depends on whether the country has been configured with states (or provinces). If states have been configured for the country, you may set up districts that consist of one or more of the following combinations:

For example, for the US, one district might include the cities of Chicago IL, North Chicago IL, and Racine WI. Another district might include the entire state of Delaware, the city of Philadelphia PA, and postal codes 08101 through 08104 in Camden NJ.

If the country has not been configured using states, you may set up districts that consist of any one or more cities within a country. For example, a district could be set up for the Netherlands consisting of the cities of Rotterdam and Delft.

See Cities and Postal Codes for more information on configuring the geographical areas included in a district.

To set up districts, select Configuration>Profiles>Geographical Data>Districts. The Districts screen appears.

The Districts screen shows the following information:

Code. Code for the district.

Description. Description of the district.

Seq. Sequence number that controls the position of the district in listings. To reposition an entry in the list, highlight the record and select the Move Up or Move Down button.

Adding and Editing Districts

To create a new district, select the New button from the Districts screen. To edit an existing district, highlight your choice and select the Edit button. The Districts - New or Districts - Edit screen appears.

Provide the following information and select the OK button.

Code. Code to represent the district. Once the district has been saved this code may not be edited.

Description. Description of the district.

Display Seq. Number that controls the position of the district code in listings. Codes that do not have a sequence number assigned appear in alphabetical order following codes that have a sequence number.

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