Is there a way to get the list of all counties that are part of an MSA/CBSA?

According to this hierarchy, I don't see an obvious way: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2014/07/understanding-geographic-relationships-counties-places-tracts-and-more.html

I tried this:


But got this error:

error: unknown/unsupported geography heirarchy

Is there any other way of getting this info?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), Metropolitan Divisions, and Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) 2018-09 FIPS Metropolitan Area (CBSA) Codes - 2000 Census Documentation
Bonus CMS's SSA to FIPS CBSA and MSA County Crosswalk

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    I was looking for an API. In the absence of such an API, I can work with the excel files. Thank you. Jun 29, 2019 at 6:58

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