How To: Configure the Country Table

The [ System Data | International | Countries ] table is used throughout Khaos Control, for example when setting up delivery rates, customers and suppliers. To edit the country table:

  1. Open a System Data screen (show me how).
  2. Open the [ International | Countries ] tab.
  3. Press Alt+E or click the green triangle icon is the buttonbar's EDIT button to enter edit mode.
  4. Make any changes required.
    Notes: for information about the options available and other How Tos see:
    1. [ System Data | International | Countries ] tab.
    2. How To: Set a Default Currency for each Country
    3. How To: Stop Sales Orders to Countries with Export Restrictions
    4. How To: Create Sales Nominal Accounts for UK, EU and WW Sales
  5. Press Ctrl+S or click the disk icon is the button bar's SAVE button to save the changes.

Hints and Tips

We recommend that you setup the country table to use the official International Organization for Standardization's ISO 3166 list of countries, together with their two- and three-character codes, and use the zone facility to group countries together for delivery purposes (e.g. including Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man with the United Kingdom within a "UK" zone).

By default, we populate the country table in new Khaos Control systems using ISO 3166 (second edition) codes obtained from the ISO website. Some ISO3166 codes have been reserved for possible future use.

Here is a list of exceptionally reserved codes from ISO 3166-1:

CodeReserved for
ACAscension Island
CPClipperton Island
DGDiego Garcia
EACeuta and Melilla
EUEuropean Union
ICCanary Islands
TATristan da Cunha
UKUnited Kingdom


Khaos Control is normally supplied pre-configured with the ISO-3166 countries and a UK zone (comprising United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey) already present. Flags are set against EC countries to indicate whether:

  • "VAT applies" (Tax) and
  • The country is to be treated as an "Other Member State" (EU) for VAT purposes.

This should only need changing should you need to separate out territories (e.g. IC Canary Islands), zone countries together (e.g. EU European Union) or, for example, create England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as separate countries.

Running Health Check from the main screen's File menu should reveal any significant errors in the Country table.

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