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GeoStan Geocoding Suite Installation for z/OS

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GeoStan Geocoding Suite Installation for z/OS
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The USPS provides free Early Warning System (EWS) data to prevent matching errors due to the age of the address information in the GSDFILxx datasets. The USPS creates a new EWS dataset each week that you can download from the USPS Website (https://postalpro.usps.com/cass/EWS).

The USPS requires EWS files for CASS processing. You can use the GSDFILxx datasets on the GeoStan Geocoding Suite installation for 135 days, but after 105 days you cannot create a CASS report.

When you download the EWS file, ensure it is uploaded in TEXT mode to the mainframe as RECFM=FB LRECL=87, and ensure the JCL uses DDNAME //EWSFILE.