If you're ever creating a Drupal form using the CCK module and need to show a list of states (the United States) in a combo box (also known as a "select list" or "drop down" field), you'll want to have that list of states in the right format.
Fortunately (for you) I just ran into this problem, and created two different versions of CCK form state fields. This first one displays the full name of the state, and stores the two-digit state code in the database:
--|-- AL|ALABAMA AK|ALASKA AZ|ARIZONA AR|ARKANSAS CA|CALIFORNIA CO|COLORADO CT|CONNECTICUT DE|DELAWARE DC|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FL|FLORIDA GA|GEORGIA HI|HAWAII ID|IDAHO IL|ILLINOIS IN|INDIANA IA|IOWA KS|KANSAS KY|KENTUCKY LA|LOUISIANA ME|MAINE MD|MARYLAND MA|MASSACHUSETTS MI|MICHIGAN MN|MINNESOTA MS|MISSISSIPPI MO|MISSOURI MT|MONTANA NE|NEBRASKA NV|NEVADA NH|NEW HAMPSHIRE NJ|NEW JERSEY NM|NEW MEXICO NY|NEW YORK NC|NORTH CAROLINA ND|NORTH DAKOTA OH|OHIO OK|OKLAHOMA OR|OREGON PA|PENNSYLVANIA RI|RHODE ISLAND SC|SOUTH CAROLINA SD|SOUTH DAKOTA TN|TENNESSEE TX|TEXAS UT|UTAH VT|VERMONT VA|VIRGINIA WA|WASHINGTON WV|WEST VIRGINIA WI|WISCONSIN WY|WYOMING
As the documentation describes, the first field is the key, the second field is the displayed value, and the two fields are separated by the "|" symbol.
Two-digit US state codes for Drupal CCK forms
If you just want to show the states with their two-digit abbreviation codes, you don't need to supply both a key and a value, you can just use one column, like this:
-- AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY
Or, if you prefer to have both columns for some reason, here is the same data in the CCK form "select list" two-column format:
--|-- AL|AL AK|AK AZ|AZ AR|AR CA|CA CO|CO CT|CT DE|DE DC|DC FL|FL GA|GA HI|HI ID|ID IL|IL IN|IN IA|IA KS|KS KY|KY LA|LA ME|ME MD|MD MA|MA MI|MI MN|MN MS|MS MO|MO MT|MT NE|NE NV|NV NH|NH NJ|NJ NM|NM NY|NY NC|NC ND|ND OH|OH OK|OK OR|OR PA|PA RI|RI SC|SC SD|SD TN|TN TX|TX UT|UT VT|VT VA|VA WA|WA WV|WV WI|WI WY|WY
In summary, if you need a list of states in the United States for a CCK form field (combo box, dropdown, select list), I hope these lists of states are helpful.