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How to bypass the processing of specific addresses in CODE-1 Plus

In order to “bypass” addresses in CODE-1 Plus, you can use the CONFRM parameter. To “confirm” or bypass the processing of a record(s), it is necessary to flag a particular field in that record that makes it unique (such as a ZIP Code). Indicate the input location of the confirmation flag, the length of the flag, the value of the flag and whether the flag should be Equal or Not Equal to this value. CODE-1 Plus will then skip over the address when processing the file, but will still write the address, ASIS, to the Coded file. However, it will not append a +4 or Carrier Route, etc.  Here is an excerpt from the CODE-1 Plus Reference Guide:

Use CONFRM to indicate that records containing either special ZIP Codes or “confirmation flag values” should be confirmed without undergoing the matching process. These special ZIP Codes are APO/FPO, military base, and government agency ZIP Codes.  This feature allows you to have special records automatically confirmed, without CODE-1 Plus attempting to match the records to the contents of the database. Often CODE-1 Plus is unable to successfully match APO/FPO, military base, and government agency ZIP Codes. This parameter allows you to write these types of records to the "Coded OK" records output file instead of the "Noncoded" records output file.

Using confirmation flags in your records enables you to automatically confirm records you know are correct, even though CODE-1 Plus does not match the records.  For example, an insurance agency wants to mail solicitations to new homeowners. This agency has a standard mailing list, and has also bought lists of addresses from several builders that have just finished new housing developments. Because the streets in these new developments are so new, the streets have not yet been added to the USPS database. The insurance agency merges these new lists with its standard mailing list, but first inserts confirmation flags in the records on the builders’ lists. The insurance agency includes a CONFRM parameter in their CODE-1 Plus job to look for these confirmation flags and confirm the records automatically. The records are confirmed even though the addresses are not on the CODE-1 Plus database.

You can enter up to four confirmation values on each parameter, up to a maximum of 250 confirmation values. You can use as many CONFRM parameters as are necessary to indicate the confirmation values you require. If a string of blank spaces is one of the confirmation values, it must be the first value on a parameter

 
Environment Details
Products Affected:  CODE-1 Plus
 
UPDATED:  August 23, 2017