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How to Group Postal Codes by Geographic Location Using the "Search Within" Tool

Step-by-Step Instructions for the "Search Within" Tool

This function selects all of the postal codes in Canada that are related to a geographic location.  For example, it can be used to search for all the postal codes related to Cambridge.

 

Select Within Feature File Menu

  1. Begin by opening the Census Subdivision folder.  Checkmark the location(s) you would like postal codes for (e.g. Cambridge)

Select Within Feature Postal Codes

2. Use the Select Within tool found under the File Menu to choose Postal Code and click "Ok".

3. A message stating how many postal codes were generated will be displayed.  Click "Ok".

This function selects all of the postal codes in Canada that are related to Cambridge.

Tip:  The "Select Within" function works equally well for selecting all the Forward Sortation Areas (FSAs) in a geographic area. Follow the instructions below by substituting Forward Sortation Area instead of Postal Codes.