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Resolve PostalOne Warning/Error: The .cqt Rate Category provided was S. When claiming .cqt Rate Category of S = Single Piece for First Class Residual pieces, you must include Automation or Presort pieces using MailStream Plus

Product affected:  MailStream Plus
Product Feature: Mail.dat / PostalOne!
Operating System: All Platforms

 

Issue

MailStream Plus 8.3.3 job receives this warning uploading files to PostalOne:
 
The .cqt Rate Category provided was S. When claiming .cqt Rate Category of S = Single Piece for First Class Residual pieces, you must include Automation or Presort pieces.
 
 
 

Cause

In the latest USPS specs: 
https://ribbs.usps.gov/intelligentmail_schedule2017/releases/mar2017/docs/techspecs/PostaloneMaildatTechSpecR45_1.pdf 
 
This message is located On page 343 error code 4555  and this is the Action suggested:
Populate the .cqt Rate Category with E = 5 Digit Barcode, L1 = AADC BC, L2 = MxAADC BC, or N = Presort when your .mpu Mail Piece Unit - Class is populated with 1 = First Class, .mpu Mail Piece Unit - Processing Category is LT = Letter, and the .cqt Rate C
 
After researching the USPS Marketing Mail Letters presort, there were Single rates pieces and Automation pieces.  The suggestion was to reach out to PostalOne for a clarification of this warning coming from this job.
 

Resolution

UPDATED: June 1, 2017
PostalOne gave this the answer:
“This validation is currently a warning because it does not always throw correctly. I have reviewed the mailers jobs and confirmed that the mailer is formatting their mdat jobs correctly. The mailer does not need to take any action because of these warnings.”