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IMOS - Cargo Itinerary Mapping Rule

The Veson IMOS Platform is the market-leading cloud solution for commercial marine freight and fleet management.

Note: You must have the Cargo Itinerary Mapping Module Right selected, under Other in the Data Center. This form is applicable for clients that have the Messaging Service.

You can create Cargo Itinerary Mapping Rules to map imported Cargo or VC In itinerary ports to Port names in the Veson IMOS Platform. 

Rules consist of Conditions (or Groups of Conditions) and Results.

  • Each Condition consists of a Variable, an Operator, and a Value, for example, Use this Rule if X is on or before Y.
    • Groups of Conditions are evaluated together, like a part of a formula enclosed in parentheses, for example, Use this Rule if (X = Y or X = Z).
  • Each line in the Results grid consists of a Result, a Type, and a Value.

Adding Rules

To add a rule:

  1. On the Data Center menu
    , under Other, click Cargo Itinerary Mapping.
  2. Enter a rule Name and Description.
  3. Under Use this rule if, add Conditions and/or Groups of Conditions. For each Condition, select the following:
    • Variable (up to 64 characters): Determines the Operators and Values available.
    • If it can be defined by a Data Center list, the Values available will come from it, and it will autocomplete. Otherwise the Value field will be free text.
    • If it could refer to an item in a list, the items are numbered sequentially, and the numbers can be selected in a field next to the Variable name.
  4. Operator
  5. Value
  6. To add, insert, or delete Conditions or Groups, do one of the following:
    • Click ... to the right of Conditions/Groups and then click Add ConditionInsert ConditionAdd GroupInsert Group, or Delete Condition.
    • Click Add Condition or Add Group under the list of Conditions.
  7. A new Condition or Group is added to the previous one; to change from and to or, click and to the left of the condition and then click or. To change back, click or and then click and.

  8. Conditions will be read in sequence. To change the sequence of Conditions or Groups, click ... to the right of Conditions/Groups and then click Move Condition Up, Move Condition DownMove Group Up, or Move Group Down.
  9. To stop processing when a rule is true, select Stop processing if true. Otherwise, the entire table will be read to find all true rules.
  10. Enter the Results for the number of itinerary lines you expect to map. For example, in the above screenshot, there are two Results lines; so, for each cargo itinerary that meets the conditions, the first discharge port maps to TBN ROTTERDAM and the second discharge port maps to TBN LONDON.
    1. Result: Select Port.
    2. Type: Select port function Loading or Discharging.
    3. Value: Select a Port.
  11. To add or view Rules:
    • To add a Rule, right-click a Rule in the list of Rules in the navigation tree at the right, and then click Insert.
    • To add a Rule to the end of the current list of Rules, either click 
       to create a blank rule or click 
       to create a copy of the current Rule.
    • To view a different Rule, click 
       (previous) or 
       (next) or click it in the tree.
    • Rules will be read in sequence. To change the sequence, right-click a Rule in the tree and then click Move Up or Move Down.
    • To add an Otherwise row, to be read and displayed at the end of the list of rules, add a rule with Results but no Conditions.
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