eLandings User Manual

PTI Scenario 1–Configure Thumb Drives Overview

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User ID and Password 

User ID:  sfish    
Password:  sockeye1

To complete this exercise you will need to have the Processor Tender Interface TRAINING downloaded to your workstation or laptop and one unformatted (empty) tLandings thumb drive inserted into a USB port. Need to download? Visit: 2024 PTI Download Instructions


You are the fish ticket front office person for King Crab Processing.  In this practice exercise you will prepare a thumb drive for the eLandings tender CHINIAK, ADF&G 00013.   As part of the configuration you will create a configuration profile for tenders that do not price the product delivered.  You will also establish the species and delivery conditions used by your company.  The configuration profile you create will be saved and available for selection and use in the future.

Insert an empty thumb drive in a USB port in your workstation, and note the drive letter assigned to it in My Computer.

Locate the Processor Tender Interface (PTI) from the icon on your desktop.  When you download and install the PTI, an icon will be placed on your desktop.

Please use the PTI Training application for the current year.

Start the Processor Tender Interface and login as sfish, password sockeye1.

Click the "Prepare files for tender" button in upper left corner, as your goal is to configure a thumb drive with the tLandings application with your operation defaults.

Beware of the Un-Powered USB Hub

If you are going to use a USB hub to configure more than one thumb drive at a time, we do recommend using a USB hub with an external power source.

The PTI operates as a wizard, guiding your thru the steps to configure the thumb drive, screen by screen.  Most prompts will be NEXT buttons in the lower right hand corner.  When you click on the down arrow boat icon (Prepare files for tender), a dialog box, Tender Configuration, opens with a list of all operations associated with your eLandings user account.  You may only have one operation to select. 

Once you select the operation, select the tender to begin the configuration process. 

Select King Crab Processing Plant from the drop down list of operations and the tender, Chiniak (00013).

Click Next button to continue.

NOTE:  As you review the Operations, you will see listed plant/receiver facilities, buying station, and custom processing relationships. 

If you select a buying station, no tenders are listed.  Configure the thumb drive with the selected buying station only.  If you have a custom processing relationship with another facility (operation) and it includes tenders, these will be listed. 

If your operation shares tenders with another plant operation (sister facility), when you select the operation, the tenders associated with that operation will be listed.  Tenders shared with another plant operation will be listed if they have been added to your operation. 

Tender operations can be managed from the eLandings web application, under Administer Operations, but the most convenient place to manage these child or sub-operations under the sfish         sockeye1

Click on the Add/Edit button.

Note the highlighted yellow field.  This is a standard navigation tool within the PTI and tLandings telling you that this is the cursor focus – ready for typing or selection.

How to Add a Tender

If you select a tender and then click on Add/Edit, you will be able to change the password or delete the tender operation. 

Manage tLandings User Passwords

Another resource for both tender and tender password management is the Manage tLandings User Passwords, located under the Advanced menu. 

This dialog box allows you to add or delete tenders and manage tender passwords. 

I have not set up a password for a specific tender operator, so a dialog box opens and asks for a password.  Please remember that passwords are case sensitive. 

The tender is called Chiniak and I give the tender operator the password:  sockeye123 and click OK

The CHINIAK User id is now TENDERMAN and the password is sockeye123.

The next screen will identify the USB drive(s) with the thumb drive(s).

Select the Thumb Drives to Configure 

Select the USB drive letter for the thumb drive(s) and click the right arrow button to add it to the list of target drive(s) names. Click Next to continue.

Select the USB port(s) and then click the > arrow.  You can configure up to 10 drives at once, so you can select more than one USB port.

Customizing the Installation

Please note the fishery, the default is salmon, but the PTI can current configure tLandings for groundfish, as well.  The example below is a configuration profile established for tenders that take landings in the salmon seine fishery = Salmon Seine.  Also note the three displays, Hidden Columns, Hidden Fields and Defaults.  We will review how these tables are used in this exercise. 

At the beginning of the season you can create several thumb drive configuration profiles and save/store for use throughout the current and future seasons.  Customized Configuration Profiles are available for both groundfish and salmon.  You will need to complete a Customize Install to create a configuration profile.  Profiles are stored and can be edited or deleted at any time.

When you click the Customize Install button, a new dialog box opens, Thumb drive Installation Configuration.  Please take a minute to review this box and note the Number of Reports/Fish Tickets.  In the example the default number is 30, but you may need to install many more unique fish ticket/landing report numbers. 

If the configuration profile above does not display, choose Customize Install and choose the Configuration Profile, Salmon Seine.  The configuration above will appear.

When you click the down arrow under the Configuration Profile, all your profiles are displayed.

The most recently used profile displays first, which is Salmon Seine.  You have two other profiles, Default and Groundfish Pollock.


Each profile can contain the follow customizations:

  1. Customized hidden fields (Vessel Tab)
  2. Customized hidden columns (Tally Tab)
  3. Unique species lists for salmon and groundfish, as well as salmon troll.
  4. Default values can be establish with any profile, but should be used very carefully.
  5. Default values from the prior landing report can also be established in the profile.
  6. The number of reports/Fish Tickets can be defaulted to a specific number or modified with each thumb drive configuration.

For this training scenario you will select the button titled:  ADD NEW PROFILE.

When you click the New Profile button, a dialog box appears requesting the name for the new profile.    This profile will focus on set net site deliveries.  Type In Set Net (04).   Click OK.

The Settings window with seven tabs will display.  We will review each tab. 

The seven Tabs are:       

Configuration – allows you to select the fishery – salmon or groundfish and the reporting platform – laptop or tablet.  The default font size for the laptop is 14.  You can also change the toolbar color and if a Bristol Bay fishery, check the Missing Total Tare Weight Warning.  The Black background color scheme is only recommended if you use a tablet.

Creating a New Species Default File

Species Defaults – allows you to manage species lists customized for specific fisheries and store unique species lists.

You can add, edit, delete and rename each species default.

When you click on the Add button a dialog box opens and request that you decide how you want to obtain the new Species Default – create a new one, download from eLandings or copy another species default from a stored profile.  We will choose to Create an empty Species Default file.

You can add, edit, delete and rename each species default.

When you click on the Add button a dialog box opens and request that you decide how you want to obtain the new Species Default – create a new one, download from eLandings or copy another species default from a stored profile.  We will choose to Create an empty Species Default file.

As this is a new Species Default, you will first need to provide a name.   Please name your profile with a unique name, like your own name, as many end users will use this exercise.

Determine the species, species codes and delivery conditions that will be represented in the deliveries this tender will encounter.  Remember, to keep it as simple as possible.  Your company may have many different species delivery conditions and size/grade categories, but you need to ask yourself, are they delivered to your tender fleet?

Using the species codes and delivery condition codes, type in the Species code, tab to the delivery Cond and enter the code and tab to the next row.  Notice that the text will autofill.  All codes are easily available from the PTI Codes, dropdown menu.

The Average weight should not be established by the seafood plant staff.  Area management biologists want the average weight by species and delivery condition to be established at the beginning of each opener.  These fields are intended to display the established values.

When you have completed the Species/Delivery Condition Defaults, you are ready to add any grading or pricing needed.

You can add price or leave all deliveries unpriced.  If you do not want to price deliveries, you will need to enter a value, which is “.00”

Note:  You do not need to record any grading/pricing information.  This is optional. 

Prices can be changed by the tender operator, in tLandings, while on the fishing grounds.

The Species Default table is stored with all other PTI files.

In the illustration below sfish (Sally Fisher) has three Species Default tables.

We will address sharing the Species Default table files in another exercise.  Once I have saved the file, the PTI automatically returns to the Settings page – Species Default tab. 

Print Tab

The next tab is Print

The default in tLandings is two fish tickets copies.  You can also establish print two tally sheets, labels on the fish tickets and select the use of a signature pad on this tab.  When you click OK your selections are saved.

NOTE:  We suggest you set all tender based printers to Draft quality, which is sufficient to print a legible fish ticket and/or tally sheet.

Overlimits Tab

Overlimits -  is the next tab. 

Seafood office staff can establish overlimits, as well as tender operators. 

Salmon Fields Tab

The Salmon Fields  -  tab allows you to customize the display of tLandings to simplify reporting and display only those data fields ADF&G and your company to complete.  If you choose Salmon as the fishery, the wizard will display this field. 

Below is the default display for tLandings without any hidden fields.  Please review this display and ask yourself, “what fields can I hide to make the data entry for tender staff easier?”

I have decided to hide several fields by clicking the Hide boxes.  I also want autofill for values (enter the first time for this thumb drive and then the value autofills) Date Fishing Began, Nearest Bay or Headland, and Stat Area Worksheet. 

The Default Column (autofill)

Please note the Default column on the Salmon Fields tab.  This feature allows you enter specific values that will display on all tLandings fish tickets.  This can be helpful when you have a set net site delivery area with one statarea or one nearest bay/headland.  If you know that the thumb drive you are configuring will be used the same day or the next day, you can also enter the date fishing began.  Date of landing and time of landing are autofilled from the tLandings system.

Beware the Default Values

Note:  Default values and Prior Report values can be extremely helpful is simplifying reporting, but it can also populate multiple fish tickets with incorrect information.  These features are not appropriate for tenders that take deliveries from catcher vessels harvesting in multiple statistical areas.

Groundfish Fields Tab

Groundfish Fields – If you choose Groundfish as the fishery, this is the next tab the wizard will display.  You are configuring the thumb drive for salmon in this exercise, but please be aware that the PTI not only supports groundfish, but also allows you to customize fields on the Vessel tab.

Tally Table

Tally Table – is the last tab, used to customize fields in both groundfish and salmon.   This screen allows you to hide columns that are not needed for the activity of the tender.  Below is the standard display for the Tally page in tLandings.

The display of columns is now simplified.  The tender operator completing fish tickets do not need to guess what columns are important and what columns can be ignored.

Once you have made the selections on the last tab of the Settings window you are ready to configure thumb drives with the tLandings application, your operation information (processor code, port, etc.), 30 fish ticket/landing report numbers, and the Configuration Profile you just completed. 

Prior to install you should review the Config Profile name and the hidden fields, columns and defaults.  If correct, select Install.

This Configuration Profile can be used for one or many salmon seasons.  If you want or need to edit the profile, it is easy to do.

You should see a successful installation dialog. Click OK.

Click Close, to close the installation dialog.  The thumb drive is now ready to use.

Minimize or Close the PTI.

Open Your Newly Configured Thumb Drive

Using the My Computer tool, click on the thumb drive you just configured, you will see that it is configured for the tender CHINIAK for KING CRAB PROCESSING PLANT using tLandings training.

Double click on run_tLandings.  The tLandings application will open.  Login password is sockeye123.

Click on the icon, Create a New Landing

The CFEC Permit dialog box will open.  Choose Enter Permit Later. 

Enter the vessel name Bandit and then click Enter Permit Later

The landing report window space will display.  Review the first tab, Vessel.  Click on the second tab Talley.  Note the fields displayed on both window spaces. 

Close the thumb drive without saving, but do not remove and then close tLandings. 

Re-open or maximize  the PTI and select to configure a thumb drive.  Choose King Crab Processing USA operation and tender Chiniak.  Click the Next button.  Select the target thumb drive location to receive the configuration and click Next.  You may receive a message asking you if you are sure about the configuration.  Click Yes.  The Installation Configuration will display.  Click Customize Install (located in the lower left hand corner).

Create a new profile that reflects the requirements of your processing facility. 

Add a name to your new configuration, such as your plant and fishery.

Once you have named the Configuration Profile, you can use the wizard to walk through the settings.  Once you have completed all selections (Tally Table), click Finish which takes you back to the Installation Configuration dialog box.  Click OK, which opens the Installation of tLandings window space. 

Click Install. 

Close the PTI and reopen the thumb drive.  Review the tLandings reporting pages.  If they are not what is desired, close tLandings and open the PTI.  Locate the configuration profile, edit savings and save. 

You can repeat this process until the configuration profile is accurate for your processing facility and for the specific fishery.

Please follow procedures to safely remove the thumb drive.  This may be done several different ways, but the quickest and easiest method is to LEFT Click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the system tray (lower right corner of task bar).

The tool will display a list of available devices.  Left click on the appropriate drive.

Now the thumb drive can be safely removed.

The thumb drive is now ready to go into a plastic, sealable bag to give to the tender. Label the thumb drives with the name of the tender or buying station, and TRAINING.  Do this immediately as you do not want to mix a training thumb drive with production drives.

You can now configure thumb drives for a different vessel, using the same Configuration Profile or a new profile.