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November 28, 2016

How Orders are Defined

Orders are defined by the following parameters and constraints.

FieldDescriptionMS Excel Import
Order IDUnique identifier for each Order.Free form.
Order TypeDelivery, Pickup or TaskSet it to D for Deliveries, P for Pickup, or T for Task.
DateDate of DeliveryDD/MM/YYYY format, for example 20/12/2013.
PriorityLow, Medium, High or Critical. Orders with higher priority are scheduled earlier.L (Low), M (Medium), H (High), C (Critical)
Assigned toThe Driver that this Order must be forcefully assigned to. Setting this field forces this Order to be served by the set Driver.Serial number of the Driver this order is assigned to.
Location*Delivery/Service locationDefined by:

• Location ID – unique identifier for a location already existing in the system

or by

• Address – full address including country, for example 393 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, US
or by

• Combination of Address Line, Town/City, State/Province, ZIP Code and Country/Region
or by

• Latitude and Longitude

Location name is optional, if left blank location name will be set to the value of address field.
Time window fromEarliest time allowed to begin the service (if the drivers arrives too early, he will be forced to wait).24-hour (military) clock format, for example 08:00
Time window toLatest time to end the service.24-hour (military) clock format, for example 15:00
DurationTime at the location required to unload the goods or perform a task (in minutes).Numerical value
Load parametersLoad requirements of the order, i.e. how many load units (Number of boxes, Kilos, Pounds, Liters etc) should be delivered.Defined by:
• Load #1
• Load #2
• Load #3
• Load #4
• Load #5

All columns are numerical values. Meaning of the columns depends on the configuration of load/capacity constraints that are used.
Vehicle FeaturesVehicle features used to differentiate some Vehicles from the others.Vehicle feature codes separated by ;
SkillsDriver skills used to differentiate some Drivers from the others.Skills codes separated by ;
NotesOptional note that will show in the driver’s instructions. Notes do not affect the optimization process.Free form






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