Using AFPEx to retrieve a NOTAM or ASP
The Retrieval Specification Setup form will be displayed.
There are many different ways to use this form to search for
NOTAMs and ASPs.
- Recording Timestamp.
- Filing Time/Transmission ID
You may specify if the message that you are retrieving is was Incoming into your Mailbox or Outgoing from your Mailbox as removing ticks can limit your searches it is probably best to leave both boxes ticked.
Two search options are available to search by time. The quickest and easiest option is to use Relative, in the d (day) h (hour) and m (minute) fields enter the period the NOTAM or ASP was raised.
These fields can be used for searching but are not recommended for a fast search.
The Originating Address or the Addressee of the message can be entered into these fields.
Using the Group, Types and Free Text field, you have the ability to be very precise about the type of message that you are searching for.
Again there are two ways to search in this field;
Select All, FPL or IFPS from the group list, these will then populate the Types list. 'All': contains both ASP and RQN/RQP. This will allow you to search for ASP, RQN (NOTAM) or RQP (NOTAM Proposal) messages.
In the Free Text field enter ASP/RQN or RQP or part of the message such as a NOTAM number. This field allows you to be much more precise in your search.
Leave All Messages Selected.
Example ASP Retrieval; In Relative 2 days and 1 hour has been entered, this will retrieve a message sent within the last 2 days and 1 hour of the retrieval being set up.
In the Free Text field ASP has been entered, this will retrieve any message with ASP in the text.
When these two fields are combined they will search for any ASP message sent or received in the last 2 day and 1 hour.
Once the retrieval is ready, press the Execute Specification button (Two Cogs) at the top left of the page. This will start the retrieval process, the process may take some time if a lot of information is being search. The following is the result of the above search.