Resolve error One or more required .csm Actual Postal Codes are blank to populate CSM-1168 (Entry Point - Actual/Delivery - Postal Code) using MDMFEP instead of MDMFPZ using MailStream Plus

 Products affected:  MailStream Plus 8.3.0 and later, all platforms, all versions


MailStream Plus™ error:
One or more required .csm Actual Postal Codes are blank.
One or more CSM-1167 locale keys blank, LOCY00000 used


From the MailStream Plus 8.3.0 Release Notes, page 6-
MailStream Plus 8.3.0 - MSPLUS-6046 Corrected the source to no longer use MDMFPZ to populate CSM-1168 (Entry Point - Actual/Delivery - Postal Code); Use MDMFEP instead.

This can also occur in relation to not being able to be determine the Locale keys for Entry Points.

This change was made in the software because the USPS no longer requires the entry facility to be the same as where the permit was issued.  So it was no longer correct to use the Permit ZIP Code as the Entry Facility ZIP Code.


UPDATED: March 13, 2019
Use xx INF parameter with MDMFEP to enter the entry facility  ZIP/ZIP+4  (xx INF = RP INF, EP INF, or BATINF)

Note: the entry facility ZIP/ZIP+4 is the 3rd field in the MDMFEP data area so you need to have 8 spaces (or values, if used) first, then the ZIP/ZIP+4 is in data area positions 9-17.  Since the data area starts in position 35, on the whole INF parameter that would be positions 43-51.
RP INF                     MDMFEP         123456789

(Sub keyword MDMFPZ is still used to populate the permit facility ZIP Code, Field Code MPA-1106)