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Parameters affecting Presort Levels do not appear to be working correctly in MailStream Plus.

MailStream Plus™- all platforms
 

Issue

The order of global and non-global parameters affects how they will work or not.

In the MailStream Plus™ Guide, it explains- 
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Presort Levels
List global presort level parameters before individual presort level parameters in scripts or parameter files.  Otherwise, the global presort level parameters will override the individual presort level parameters.
For example, if you are using a PL MIN parameter with positions 8-10 blank, affecting all pallet levels, that global parameter should be in the parameter list prior to any PL MIN parameters that affect only a single presort level, such as 5DG.
 

Cause

MailStream Plus (MSP) builds internal tables that tell it the size the mailer wants pallets, sacks, trays, and bundles to be.  When a mailer wants to modify those values, MSP does that in the order the parameters are read in the parameter file.
On the parameters, you can tell MSP what level of pallet, sack, tray, or bundle is to be modified.  If the level field is blank, the parameter is 'global', which means it applies to *all* levels.

For example, a mailer wants the job to have certain pallet levels require just one container on them as the minimum, but all the other pallet levels to require 6.  On the PL MIN parameter position 8-10 is the level definition field.  The below would do that-
PL MIN                   00006
PL MIN MAA               00001
PL MIN MAD               00001
PL MIN ORG               00001

The first parameter is 'global' so sets all presort level values to 6.  Then the next 3 parameters modify the MAA, MAD, and ORG levels to be 1.   

But if they were in this order 
PL MIN MAA               00001
PL MIN MAD               00001
PL MIN ORG               00001
PL MIN                   00006

MailStream Plus would set the MAA, MAD, and ORG levels to 1 container as desired.  *But* then the global PL MIN would be read and MSP would set *all* pallet levels (including those 3) to 6.

Resolution

UPDATED: July 12, 2018
List global presort level parameters before individual presort level parameters in scripts or parameter files.

Please refer to the MailStream Plus™ Guide for information on specific parameter fields and field locations.