How to navigate the Merge Files option

This feature is meant to assist you in seamlessly adding containers from one BAPLIE file into another. This feature is handy when completing the stowage plan by allowing you to merge two sets of data into one.

Once the two files you wish to merge have been uploaded to, click the Management tab in the Function Menu on the left side of the screen and then select the Merge Files option. 



Navigating the Merge Files tab

First, select how to handle any duplicate positions or containers using the following options:

  • Replace data if container exists in current file:  This toggle option means duplicate container numbers can either be replaced with data from a new file, or only have their positions updated. Selecting Yes will update container data when duplicate information is found, and will cause another option to appear confirming if only the positions should be updated, or all container data. 
  • Move container already occupying a position: This toggle option is to handle positions in a to-be-merged file that are currently occupied, and move them to an unspecified location. Selecting Yes will assign a position of 9999999 to the container and then appear in the Anomalies tab for you to later update manually.  Example: If a container A is in position 0010101, and you merge a file that has container B in 0010101, then it moves container A to 9999999 and puts container B in 0010101. 

With no options selected, it will result in the two files simply being merged together which could result in multiple containers in the same position, or the same container number appearing multiple times

After your preferences have been set, select a secondary file from the dropdown list to merge the container data into the file you are currently working on. This will keep the header and footer information from the primary BAPLIE file, and merge the container data from the secondary BAPLIE file. 

Once you have chosen a secondary file from the dropdown list, the two files will be combined into a new file. The screen will update to confirm that the files have been merged, with a button to easily open and view the newly merged file.