When a PTFs has SEQUENCE | Before Apply What does this mean?

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When a PTFs has SEQUENCE | Before Apply 

What does this mean?

Answer:

SEQUENCE | Before Apply  relates to steps that must be taken before the RECEIVE/APPLY and normally are SMP/E related.

Such as allocate the DATASETS and DEFINE DDDEF's that will be used by the RECEIVE and APPLY