CITE Tweaker

The image above shows the CITE Tweaker ID selector. After you have selected a CITE file to tweak, BQFilter lists the ID codes used in the file and you can change these by selecting alternative ID's from the appropriate dropdown list. To maintain the description structure the alternative ID numbers selected must not be duplicated and must be used in an ascending sequence though it is not compulsory to use consecutive numbers. If you select duplicate or out of sequence numbers which would destroy the CITE file integrity, the program will let you know with an appropriate polite message. In addition, the input file will NOT be overwritten unless you specifically select "Overwrite existing CITE file". If this box remains unchecked, a new CITE output file will be created with the filename suffix "(2)" before the .ebq extension.

You can see from the above example that ID's 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 have been used in the selected input file. These can be changed to any numbers from 0 to 8 as long as no number is used twice and the number sequence is ascending eg. 1, 2, 3. 4 & 5. Actual CITE compliant ID numbers range from 1 to 8 but 0 (zero) is included to retain compatibility with estimating packages which don't strictly comply with the CITE 4.2 standard. 

The CITE Tweaker also allows you to change the bill number to an alternative value which need not be numeric (eg 5N) but is limited to the number of characters allowed for the field as defined in the CITE standard.

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