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Adding Flights Using the Flight Table Editor (FTE)                           

The flight table editor is a great tool for processing a group of flights at once.  For example, say that you want to enter all nonstop flights for DFW-MSP.  Instead of copying them line-by-line into the flight data form, it's much faster and easier to use the Flight Table Editor (FTE).  Here's what to do.

First, copy the entire region from the timetable that encompasses all the non-stop flights.  Because the timetable is two columns wide, you will end up copying some other flights also.  That's no big deal because once in the editor, you will simply delete the extraneous flights.

A few notes about copying:  
1)  Ctrl-c is the keyboard command for copy
2)  Ctrl-v is the keyboard command for past
3)  To delete a region, highlight it using the left mouse button and moving the mouse pointer over the region.  Then press the [Delete] or [Del] key on your keyboard.

Here's a before and after example:

First, what you would initially copy into the FTE for MSP-DFW
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BRD 1011a 1103a 2953 SF3 113
BRD 1110a 1210p 3291 SF3 113
Above Eff. 06/24
BRD 105p 210p 2737 SF3 113
Above Eff. 06/19
BRD 315p 415p 3286 SF3 67 113
DFW 709a 935a 401 319 852
DFW 926a 1155a 411 D9S 852
DFW 1118a 144p 403 D9S 852
DFW 141p 410p 409 319 852
DFW 323p 551p 405 319 852
DFW 530p 803p 407 D9S 852
DFW 659p 922p 1272 319 852
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But you are interested in only the DFW flights, not the BRD ones.
So now highlight the BRD flights and delete them.
This is what will remain in the edit region.
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DFW 709a 935a 401 319 852
DFW 926a 1155a 411 D9S 852
DFW 1118a 144p 403 D9S 852
DFW 141p 410p 409 319 852
DFW 323p 551p 405 319 852
DFW 530p 803p 407 D9S 852
DFW 659p 922p 1272 319 852
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Now, simply press [Process Flight Data] and all flights will be processed and added to the commuter flight list for that route.  If the flight numbers for that route already exist, the flight information will be updated to reflect the new times and operating days.

Processing flights for two-leg commutes is a bit more complicated because you have to include the connecting flight after each first segment.  Basically, after copying and manipulating the data, the FTE edit region should look as follows before processing.  This example is for the 2-leg commute MSP-MEM-DFW.
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MEM 600a 800a 1986 320 700
DFW 850a 1019a 829 D9S 432
MEM 927a 1135a 720 D95 700
DFW 1240p 205p 831 D9S 432
MEM 140p 349p 454 D10 700
DFW 455p 627p 943 D9S 432
MEM 635p 835p 1764 757 700
DFW 905p 1029p 793 D9S 432
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For these flights to be successfully processed, you must first have entered and selected the route MSP-MEM-DFW.

If you want to enter flights for several routes you can.  You simply enter a "stop string" between groups of routes.  BC will stop processing when it reaches the line with the "stop string".  Here's what the "stop string" looks like:  ####

After processing to the stop string, you would delete all flights before and including the string, change to the new route and then process the next group of flights.  When you select a new route, the new route info will automatically be displayed in the flight data form if it is active.

Description of Buttons
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[Insert  "Stop" Line] - Will insert the stop line at the current last line.  Make sure to position the cursor after the last line before pressing this button.

[Remove All Before Stop] - Will remove all lines proceeding and including the stop line.  If you have multiple stop lines, only the top group is removed.  This is useful because you can enter data for multiple routes and put stop lines between the routes.  BC will process data only up to the stop line, so after processing, change to the new route, click this button, then process again.

[Clear] - Clears the entire edit region.

[Process Flight Data] - Processes all lines in the edit region up to the first Stop line.  If there is no stop line, all lines are processed.  Flight data that is processed it targeted at the currently selected route.