With the upcoming USPS CASS cycle N requiring the addition of SuiteLink for CASS compliant processing, we have had a number of ACE users upgrading to SuiteLink now rather than waiting for the release of ACE 8.00c.05.00. After configuring jobs to use the SuiteLink option we have had several users encounter the error, “Bad Initialization of parsing.dct., Check the Name Parsing Files Path and Contents”.
To avoid/resolve this error, ensure that you are setting the path for the “Name Parsing Files (path only)” parameter of the Auxiliary Files block of the job. Depending on your operating system, you will need to set the “Name Parsing Files (path only)” parameter to point to \PW\ncoalink or /postware/ncoalink. This directory is created during the install of ACE and contains the parsing files that SuiteLink will use to parse firm information. Note that the parsing files are static and are not updated on a monthly basis like the address directories.