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ecommerce default country


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16 October 2007 at 12:37pm 2 Posts

first, thanks for a fantastic piece of open source software.

second, after much searching, I am unable to find where the ecommerce module defaults to "new zealand" for the country in the code. I would like to change it, but can't seem to locate where to change it.

thanks in advance


16 October 2007 at 5:15pm Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

Hi there,

Thanks for the kind words.

I believe what you're after is this line of code new DropdownField('Country', 'Country', Geoip::getCountryDropDown(), self::findCountry()). It can be viewed in the source browser at:

Change your EcommerceRole.php in your site so that the 4th argument to the DropdownField self::findCountry() is removed. This should stop the country dropdown from populating a default country. If there are any other instances of the site where a country is defaulting, just do a search on all ecommerce php files for findCountry() or Geoip::visitor_country( in all files.

Originally this was in place so if you're a member, it used your member's country as the default in the dropdown. Otherwise, if you're not a member, or the country hasn't been set in your member preferences, it attempts to find what country you're from based on IP address.

Hope this helps!



16 October 2007 at 11:49pm 2 Posts

Thanks for the quick reply Sean!

I will dig into the code tonight. I appreciate the help.

Keep up the good work.


24 September 2008 at 9:54pm Community Member, 199 Posts

Hi Sean, Instead of just eliminating the self::findCountry() code is it possible to actually change the default from 'New Zealand' to another country?

Thanks in advance.


4 October 2008 at 6:54am (Last edited: 4 October 2008 6:54am), Community Member, 7 Posts


To change the default country, open sapphire/security/Geoip.php
then put the desired 2 digit country code in line 289

      if(substr($address,0,7)=="192.168" || substr($address,0,4)=="127.") {
         // default country updated by Daniel Kratohvil
         $code = "US";   // default country :)
      } else {



7 October 2008 at 1:11am Community Member, 199 Posts

Perfect. Thanks Daniel!