ISO-3166-1 Continent Alpha-2 Code (continentalpha2)
Returns the ISO-3166-1 alpha-2 continent code from any continent identification.
How does it work in the search window?
This operation needs only one argument:
The data type of the new column is string.
The examples in this article use values in a data table generated from this CSV file. If you want to try the example for yourself, download the file and upload it to your domain clicking Data upload in the navigation pane. Name the new table my.upload.sample.data and select Current date as Date parsing type. Learn more about uploading data in Uploading log files.
After receiving the confirmation message, you can access the table from the Finder, selecting my → upload → sample → data. When you upload data from a file, all the information is included in a single column called message. To split the values into different columns, you can use the Split operation. Click Toggle Query Editor in the search window toolbar and paste the following LINQ query to save time:
select split(message, ";", 0) as continentName
select split(message, ";", 1) as countryName
select split(message, ";", 2) as countryCode
select split(message, ";", 3) as continentCode
We want to get the ISO-3166-1 alpha-2 continent codes corresponding to the continent names in our continentName column, so we click Create column and select the ISO-3166-1 Continent Alpha-2 Code operation. Select continentName as the argument and assign a name to the new column - let's call it continentalpha2.
You will see the following result:
How does it work in LINQ?
Use the operator
as... and add the operation syntax to create the new column. This is the syntax of the ISO-3166-1 Continent Alpha-2 Code operation:
Copy the following LINQ script and try the above example on the