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How to remove zip code ranges from MailStream Plus

Affected Products:  MailStream Plus™
Product Feature: Parameters
Operating System: All Platforms


 
Is there a way to remove zip code ranges from MailStream Plus(MSP)?  When there is a natural disaster like a hurricane and post offices are closed, we would like to remove those zip code records from the input file.  Is there a way to do this?
 
No, MSP does not offer a way to remove zip code ranges from your presort.  If you have multiple zip codes, they will have to be removed from the input file before the MSP presort step.
 
You can limit the job to a single zip code range using the HEADER parameter.
 
  • In position 60 - 64, enter the starting zip code of the range.
  • In position 67 – 71 enter the ending zip code of the range.
 
....+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7....+
HEADER                                                     12345  54321
Note the input file must be sorted in ZIP Code order prior to MSP.  Please see the HEADER parameter in the MailStream Plus Guide for further information.
UPDATED:  September 8, 2017