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    Autopopulate a USA State dropdown field based on IP address

    Asked by ajmartin on June 19, 2017 at 02:49 PM

    Before I build this thought I would ask if there is a widget that can do this?


    Detect visitor's region then select that region as the default value on a state drop-down list.

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    Answered by aubreybourke on June 19, 2017 at 03:07 PM

    There is a widget that can detect the region of a country (and several other fields) from the ip address of the user. Its called the "Get Visitior Location" widget:


    So you could use that?

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    Answered by ajmartin on June 19, 2017 at 03:14 PM

    it would be a start but seems kludgey at best.  Can this be used as a starting point for a new widget? 

    All you really need is the default state list and then Region set as the default value

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    Answered by BDAVID on June 19, 2017 at 05:46 PM

    I have forwarded a request to have such a widget. If this gets implemented, you will be notified via this thread. Just note that there isn't an estimated time-frame for an implementation.