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A3.2 - US Addressing Output Fields

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Corrected Mappings for US Addressing may include:




Mapping a company will provide the capability of appending the secondary (suite) information to a business address providing that the input address is determined to be a highrise default record.


This is the first half of a parsed version of Street, when inputting an address of “123 Main St Ste 9” in Street, the StreetOnly element would contain only the “123 Main St” when outputting the corrected mappings. StreetOnly would also contain the PO Box and #, if the address were a PO Box.


In situations where there are 2 valid addresses provided (a PO Box and a street address) – The user can specify a preference to choose when both are valid. When inputting dual addresses with a PO Box preference set, then the street address would be moved to alternates, as the zip+4 is assigned based on the primary address. In cases where there are dual addresses but one is not valid, then the invalid address elements will be put into the Street2 column.


This is a full first address line – it will include the PO Box, or the street and suite information in a single line.


Used when there is more than one street input line, if the user has multiple street lines to input, or if street and suite elements are already parsed then map the columns in as Street and Street2 – Processing on that address may happen twice in case data comes in transposed to help compensate for bad elements being put into the street line – when dealing with dual address elements. When an address is verified – data returned into street2 is not a valid part of the verified address and may include attention lines, or other address elements that were not put into Alternates or Leftovers.


This element contains both the Suite descriptor (Ste, Apt, Fl) and the secondary number. A valid input of “123 Main St Ste 9” in Street, would result in “Ste 9” being populated into the output column.


In Puerto Rico, repeated street names and address number ranges can be found within the same ZIP Code (e.g., CALLE 1, CALLE 2, etc.). These streets can have the same house number ranges (e.g., 1-99). In these cases, the urbanization name is the only element that correctly identifies the location of a particular address.


The City part of the address.


State Abbreviations - From AL (Alabama) to WY (Wyoming).


The first five digits of the zip code.


The last four digits of the zip code.


The Zip and Plus4 concatenated into a single column with the dash between the Zip and Plus4.

Ex: 90078-0907


This indicates whether an address is a valid delivery point – See Section A3.1 for additional information.


USPS Standardised Footnotes – See Section A3.1 for additional information.


Same as Errorcode which is output by default– CASS Correction Codes – See Section A3.1 for more detailed information.


Same as Addrscore which is output by default – CASS Certification Return Codes - See Section A3.1 for more detailed information.


This is the first numeric number in the street line.


422 W 5th St – Housenum would be 422

PO Box 37 – Housenum would be 37


The predirectional part of the street line


422 W 5th St – PreDir would be W


The name of the street in the street line, or when the address is a PO Box then it will indicate the PO Box.


422 W 5th St – Streetname would be 5th

PO Box 37 – Streename would be PO Box


Post Directional part of the street line after the street’s suffix


422 Anderson St NW – Post Direction would be the NW


The street line’s suffix information – For example, AVE (Avenue), BYU (Bayou), BLVD (Boulevard) or other type of RD (Road).


422 W 5th St – Streetsuffix would be St


Secondary Unit Designators - Indicates the type of residential or commercial unit mail is sent to, such as APT (apartment), STE (suite), or TRLR (trailer).



422 W 5th St Ste 240 – Sud would be Ste


The unit number of the address


422 W 5th St Ste 240 – UnitNum would be 240


This is the number of a Private Mail Box.


Preserved information at the end of a street address line that are not part of a valid address, but makes the address valid when removed.


A combination of the Delivery point code and the check digit. When printing barcodes you would concatenate the Zip, plus 4, then this Dpb column.

Delivery Point Code

The code by which a mail piece can be sorted by its address. This code is formatted from the ZIP + 4.

Check Digit

The one-digit number that is part of each bar code. It is required for all customer-generated special services forms to delete errors resulting from manual data entry or errors from transmitted data.


DPBC - The delivery point barcode, or DPBC, is a line of short and tall bars that helps identify a mailing's exact destination. 11-digit code representing a nine-digit ZIP code plus two additional digits, used to address mail plus the check digit – There are 12 digits in total. This field contains a numeric representation of the barcode.


Carrier Route - The addresses which a carrier delivers mail. A Carrier Route includes city routes, rural routes, highway contract routes, Post Office box sections and general delivery units.


eLOT™ sequence number eLOT Travel Line Product was developed to give mailers the ability to sort their mailings in approximate carrier-casing sequence. To aid in mail sortation, eLOT contains an eLOT sequence number, this number indicates the first occurrence of delivery made to the add-on range within the carrier route.


eLOT Ascending/Descending Indicator The ascending/descending code indicates the approximate delivery order within the sequence number.


The FIPS county code is the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) county code.


County - The largest administrative division of most states in the United States.


Congressional District.


LAC Indicator The LAC Address Conversion Service indicator describes records that have been converted by LAC Service from rural route to city-style addresses so that emergency vehicles (e.g., ambulances, police cars, etc.) can more easily find these locations.


DPV match indicator – First part of the DPV field, see Section A1.1 for additional information.


Commercial Mail Receiving Agency Indicator – Second part of the DPV field, see Section A1.1 for additional information.


3rd part of DPV field, indicates whether it was found or not in the false positive table when DPV processing was performed, see Section A1.1 for additional information.


RDI or Residential Delivery Indicator identifies whether an address is classified as residential or business.


Country name (i.e. “USA”).


The ISO 3166 2-character country code (i.e. “US”).


The ISO 3166 3-character country code (i.e. “USA”).


The ISO 3166 3-digit numeric country code (i.e. “840”).

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