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Get the country name from the 2 digit country code

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Community Member, 48 Posts

3 May 2012 at 12:50pm

Is there anyway I can easily get the country name from the 2 letter country code.

I am populating a dropdown from the values stored in a table for country, however these are stored as NZ, US, etc. Is there a simple way I can do this without populating a table with code/name matches and doing a join?

//get countries
		$countryMap = array();
		$countryMap[""] = "ALL COUNTRIES";
		$sql = new SQLQuery();
		$sql->select = array(
		$sql->from = array(
		$sql->where = array(
			"Country !='' AND Country IS NOT NULL"

		$result = $sql->execute();

		foreach($result as $row){
			$countryMap[$row['Country']] = $row['Country'];

		return new FieldSet(
			new LiteralField('Countries',"<b>Selected Countries:".$this->MemberCountry."</b>"),
			new ListboxField('MemberCountry','Country',$countryMap,'',null,true)			


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

4 May 2012 at 6:40pm


Community Member, 6 Posts

21 November 2012 at 1:43am

Is there a Geoip::countryCode2name around in Silverstripe 3.0?


Community Member, 6 Posts

23 November 2012 at 10:59pm

Edited: 23/11/2012 11:16pm

Possibly a better way doning this, but this works in SS3:

public function getCMSFields()
        $f = parent::getCMSFields();

        $f->addFieldToTab("Root.Main", new CountryDropdownField("VisitCountry", _t("SOME_PROJECT.Country", "Country")), "Metadata");

        return $f;

public function CountryNice()
        $locale = Zend_Locale::getLocaleToTerritory($this->VisitCountry);
        return Locale::getDisplayRegion($locale, i18n::get_locale());
        return Zend_Locale::getTranslation($this->VisitCountry, "country", i18n::get_locale())