ZipCode Data Type

Hi,

I am wondering if the correct data type for the ZipCode attribute should be text, especially because of the different countries/cities within the data model (the symbol "-" might exist in several countries).

The main concern if to prevent incorrect data records from the end-user, but then the text data type would allow text itself...

What would you advise regarding this?

Hello.

Some countries use letters. Some as a prefix for the state/district, others even as a full name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_code 

Unless your site is for a single country (internal portals of non-international companies) I'd stick with text and do the validations server-side before saving.


Thanks Nuno!