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How to determine the difference between options S, I and W in column 8 of the STELNK parameter when executing CODE-1 Plus

Products Affected:  CODE-1 Plus

Column 8 of the STELNK parameter instructs CODE-1 Plus what to do in the event of a Suitelink error:

Shutdown Indicator

Determines whether to shut down when SuiteLink reports an error.

• I — Ignore error and continue to attempt SuiteLink processing. CODE-1 Plus does not generate a USPS Form 3553 (USPS CASS Summary Report) if you specify the value “I”.

• S — Shutdown when SuiteLink reports an error (default). Specify the value “S” if you want to generate a USPS Form 3553 (USPS CASS Summary Report).

• W — Issue warning message and turn off SuiteLink processing. CODE-1 Plus does not generate a USPS Form 3553 (USPS CASS Summary Report) if you  specify the value “W”.

• Blank — SuiteLink not performed.


S (or blank)  is the only option that will produce a CASS 3553 form. W (warning) and I (ignore) will not produce a CASS 3553 form. If there is a problem with Suitelink, CASS rules require Suitelink to shutdown and not produce a 3553 form until the problem is resolved.
UPDATED:  August 29, 2017