Monday, June 22, 2015



I have a two questions about the PCCF and the PCCF+.

The most recent version I could find of the PCCF is using postal codes from November 2014 and the most recent version of the PCCF+ is using postal codes from June 2013. I’m not sure if either product eventually shows up in the list of tentative release dates for DLI products.

Also, the most recent version of the PCCF+ on the DLI FTP is version “5k” but the RDCs are already at version “6a”.

Question 1: when can we expect an update for either products?
Question 2: could we get the most recent version of the PCCF+ loaded in the DLI FTP?


The most updated released product for the

PCCF: /MAD_DLI_PCCF/Root/2015/data/pccfNat_nov2014_fccpNat

Released in April 2015. See attached. I will inquire when the next release will be available.

For PCCF+: /MAD_DLI_PCCF/Root/Health-PCCF-plus-Sante-FCCP-plus/

I apologize, there was a 6a version. It has been reinstated.

Here's an older note about the 6A vs. 6A1.

PCCF+ Version 6A1

Please note that an error has been identified in the 6-digit postal code weighting file (WC6DUPS) in PCCF+ Version 6A. This resulted in approximately 46,000 urban postal codes being inadvertently included in the WC6DUPS file (which is primarily used to assign population weights for rural andretired postal codes linked to two or more DAs). As a result, some of these urban postal codes may be assigned to an incorrect dissemination area. A new version of PCCF+ (version 6A1) has been created to rectify this error. The new version contains an updated WC6DUPS file where postal codes with a delivery mode type equal to A or B that were linked to 1, 2 or 3 DAs (according to the PCCFDUPS file) have been removed. The associated pointer file (WC6POINT) has also been updated. All other files and content remains unchanged.

Comparison PCCF+ version 6A and 6A1.

File Name 6A 6A1

WC6DUPS 202592 104728

WCPPOINT 69568 23865

EFT: /MAD_DLI_PCCF/Root/Health-PCCF-plus-Sante-FCCP-plus