Alongside the ESS formats, ComCT processes older KISS files. When reading KISS schedules, the files are automatically converted into ESS format.
When reading the schedules, they are validated according to the known specifications and rules. Incorrect files are displayed separately. Errors are listed in detail.
The TSO replies (ACK, ANO, CNF) are assigned automatically to the associated schedules and presented in context. The schedules receive their current status. Errors or deviations are displayed directly in the schedule.
To request current status at the TSO, a so-called status requests can be sent. The replies are automatically assigned to the associated schedules, the status information is updated and any error or deviation is displayed.
The import of the TSO replies is done via a central import directory. The schedules and status requests respectively are automatically transferred, via email or FTP, to the TSO or made available by saving them in a dispatch directory. All import and transit operations are logged.
Schedule changes / versioning
Changes are done by importing new schedule files. In this case, ComCT compares the current version numbers against the version and status information already present and then checks the contents.
Configuration / parameterisation
All settings for Excel conversion and communication are set and stored in ComCT special dialogues.