Ministry of Environment

Fisheries InventoryFisheries Inventory

Importing the Code Files

  • Before you can start entering data into FDIS you must import 4 code files: codes.exp, species.csv, gisfeat.csv and waterbdy.csv

  • When you receive the code files, put them into a separated directory from the program files (e.g. c:\fdis\work)

  • go into FDIS. From the Main Menu click on Administrative Menu. Then click on User's Preferences. At the the top of the User's Preferences window there is a place to type in the path to the directory where FDIS can find your 4 code files (or any other files you want to import like rplans or lplans)

  • Go back to the Main Menu and click on Data Imports/Exports. Then click on Import Code Tables.

  • Check the Reach and/or Lake Planning Screens to ensure that the codes imported successfully and you have all the watershed codes you need for your project:

    • From Main Menu click on Reach Data Collection, then Reach Data - the Reach Planning Screen will appear

    • Click on the down arrow in the first record of the first column (Project WS Code) - a pick list of Project watershed codes will be displayed - make sure yours are all there

    • Click on the down arrow in the second column (Watershed Code) - a pick list of all the reach watershed codes will be displayed - make sure yours are all there

    • In the Main Menu click on Lake Data Collection, then Lake Data – the Lake Planning Screen will appear - make sure your Project WS Codes and Waterbody Identifiers are all there