=MilesWS returns the mileage between two points (origin to the destination). The origin and destination may be entered as a city with a state abbreviation (e.g. Paris, TX), a city/state and address, a ZIP/Postal code, SPLC, latitude/longitude point, or a custom place created in ALK Content Tools. (Applicable licensing applies for certain types of data.)


Syntax

=MilesWS (origin, destination, routetype, dims, units, LCV, dataversion, traffic)


Arguments

ArgumentDescription
Required?
Values
origin
The origin of the trip.
yes
A geocodable location in the PC*MILER database. Learn more about how to input locations.

Examples:
Princeton, NJ

08540

M4C 4Y7
40.420833N,74.561111W
new york, ny;118 broadway
191690000

destination
The destination of the trip.
yes
A geocodable location in the PC*MILER database. Learn more about how to input locations.
routetype
The PC*MILER route type to be used in mileage calculations.  Learn more about PC*MILER route types.
no
Prac (Practical)
Short (Shortest)
Natl (State + National Network)
Toll (Toll Discouraged)*
Air (Air Distance)

or, a combination:

Prac|Natl
Short|Toll


Practical is the Default.
*Requires license for toll data.
dimsThe truck's dimensions.no
Enter a number for each dimension in this order: height in inches; width in inches, length in feet, weight in pounds and number of axles.

Each dimension must be separated by a comma. Leave a blank between two commas if you want to enter some values but not all.

Examples:
162,96,53,80000,8
162,,53,,8
units
The units of measurement used in the dims argument.no
English (Default)
Metric
LCV
Indicates whether the truck is a multi-trailer or longer combination vehicle.
no
True
False (Default)
dataversion
The data version to be used in mileage calculations. (For users licensed for multiple data versions.)
no
Enter PCM plus the version number:
The range is PCM18 to PCM32
Current version is default
traffic
Indicates whether or not use traffic data.
(For users licensed for traffic data.)
no
True
False (Default)