How to navigate the Anomalies option

BAPLIE Viewer Online automatically checks if any data in the uploaded BAPLIE file does not conform to the SMDG specification for BAPLIE. The automatically generated report also indicates if there are multiple units in the same position or if there are any possibly floating containers. 

This information appears in the Anomalies section of the website, which can be accessed from the Dashboard or by visiting the Validation tab in the Function Menu. 

Accessing the Anomaly Data from the Dashboard

After uploading a BAPLIE file using the Upload BAPLIE tab or choosing a previously uploaded file under the View BAPLIE tab, the Dashboard screen will automatically load. From the Dashboard, you'll see a red warning sign near the top of the page that notifies you if anomalies were found in the uploaded data. Click the Anomalies Detected symbol to quickly access the Anomalies tab. 

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Navigating the Anomalies tab

Alternatively, you can access the Anomalies report at any time by clicking the Validation tab in the Function Menu on the left side of the screen and then selecting Anomalies. The Anomalies tables will automatically load, showing any data points that do not conform to the SMDG specification for BAPLIE. 

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Click the green arrow next to each section to either show or hide the table from the screen.

Click on any particular row of information to highlight it.

For the Cargo with Anomalies in Data table, click "View Details" for a pop up with a record of the container details. Click "Edit Details" for a pop up to edit the details of the container. 

For the Positions with Multiple Equipment table as well as the Possible Floating Containers table, in the bottom center you will see a page number and dropdown list. This is to adjust the number of records shown per page within the table to your preferences.

Cargo with Anomalies in Data 

Length - Shows as an anomaly if: 

  • Unknown Length: The ISO code is not in the list of master codes, and the 1st character of the ISO code is not 1,2,3,L or 9 
  • Missing Length: No ISO code is provided

Equipment ID - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • Invalid ID: The equipment ID length is not exactly 11 characters or if the prefix contains non-alpha characters or numeric part contains alpha characters or any special characters in ID.
  • Missing ID: There is no equipment number populated

Position - Shows as an anomaly if: 

  • Bad Position: The vessel position is not exactly 7 characters 
  • Unknown Bay: Vessel position = 0999999 
  • Missing Position: The vessel position is blank 

ISO code - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • Invalid Code: The ISO code is not exactly 4 characters, ends in 99,  or the last digit is not numeric, and the 2nd character of the ISO code is not 0,2,3,4,5,E,C or D
  • Missing Code: No ISO code is provided 

Weight - Shows as an anomaly per the following:

  • Too Heavy: For 20' containers, too heavy if > 23,995 kg or > 52,900 lbs. For containers >20', too heavy if > 30,480 kg or 67,200 lbs
  • Zero Weight: The weight is listed as 0
  • Missing Weight: The weight field is not populated
  • Too Light: The weight is less than 1000 KG (less than 4 digits)

*It is possible to customize the weight settings for Too Heavy and Too Light anomalies. Click here to learn more about this feature. 

Carrier - Shows as an anomaly if: 

  • Invalid Carrier: There are less than 3 digits or greater than 4 digits
  • Missing Carrier: No carrier is listed 

Status - Shows as anomaly if: 

  • Invalid Status: The full / empty status has a value other than 4, 5 or space (” “)
  • Missing Status: The full / empty status is blank

POD - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • Invalid POD: The POD length is not exactly 3 or 5 characters, or if the length contains numeric characters 
  • Missing POD: The POD is blank 

POL - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • Invalid POL: The POL length is not exactly 3 or 5 characters, or if the length contains numeric characters 
  • Missing POL: The POL is blank 

Container In Wrong Bay - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • 20 foot containers are not in odd numbered bays
  • 40+ foot containers are not in even numbered bays

Duplicate Container ID - Shows as an anomaly if:

  • Same container ID is found elsewhere in the data.
Editing Anomalies in Data

Using the Cargo with Anomalies in Data table, you can view and select a line of information to correct the anomaly data. Upon expanding a section with anomalies in data, a brief explanation for the potential error will be listed. Use the arrow next to the categories such as "Length" or "Equipment ID" to expand the section, as shown below. 

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To make edits to the container information and fix the anomalies, click "Edit Details" on the right side of the screen. A pop up will appear that allows you to edit the container data. Click Save to apply the changes made. 

For example, if Length is missing for specific containers, you can use the "Edit Details" option to add in length information for one or more containers. Saving this information will correct the anomaly and update the BAPLIE file for future viewing and downloading. 

Positions with Multiple Equipment

In the Positions with Multiple Equipment summary, the table shows containers that are in the same full position along with their container numbers. Results can be filtered by bay, row or tier. 

Possible Floating Containers  

In the Possible Floating Containers summary, there is an additional option that allows you to quickly view the containers in a 2D Bay View. Click View Bay to open a new tab with a graphical representation of the data. 

Export Table Information to Excel

If you wish to export the anomaly data from any table, simply click the Export options on the left side of the screen under the Anomalies option in the Function Menu. An .xls file will automatically download, with separate worksheets for each type of error (i.e., Equipment ID, ISO Code, Weight) 

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