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Miguel_ngel Ra asked Jason Lightfoot commented

Create automatically points and network in GIS

I have data of many stores across Lima and I need to set them in the map automatically using Flexscript and create the network between them to start to experiment alternatives to delivering products to the stores.


FlexSim 22.1.0
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bodegas-sample.xlsx (14.4 KiB)
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i need something that create automatically points and distance between them, not doing 1 per 1.
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Put the code you need from the example into a loop using your own code that accesses your data and uses it the way you want.

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Alyson P answered Miguel_ngel Ra commented

Hello @Miguel_ngel Ra sure, I'll send you the code and explain what I have done in it.

//create a navigator object
Object navigator = model().find("GISNavigator");

//clear all the previous points in the map

//reference an existing global table with all the cities and their latitude and longitude 
Table table = reftable("GlobalTable1");

//a for to search all the rows in the global table
for(int i = 1; i <= table.numRows; i++){
        //create a point in the navigator
        Object point1 = createinstance(library().find("/GIS/Point"), navigator);
        //set the properties of the points using values from global table = table[i][1];
        point1.setProperty("Latitude", table[i][2]);
        point1.setProperty("Longitude", table[i][3]);
        //set the size of the points and their color, nothing really important
        point1.setSize(40, 30, 20);
        point1.color =;
        //store all the points in a vector in case I need them, not really important too
        vetor_pontos[i] = point1;

        //repaint the map to show new points

In my model I did not connect all the dots when creating them, I am using clusters so when creating teh cluster, I also create the connection

contextdragconnection(point1, point2, "A");

And after the connection is done, you can use the following code to get their distances

double distance = function_s(point1, "getDistance", point2);

It is also worth mention that to fill my global table I created a function that gets all the data from an Excel spreadsheet and only them I referenced it as showed in the first piece of code.

If you have any other question that I can help, feel free to send me another message and sorry for taking a lilttle long to answer you.

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Thanks Alyson

How do you insert the script? inside of some structure of processflow?

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I created a GUI, because I nedd a user friendly interface, and inserted the code in the buttons.
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would you share with me your flexsim file to see how create a GUI please
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