The Barrel Allocator loads resource availability and missions from an Oracle database -- the AMC Corporate database -- developed by Logicom Corporation. From the top-level window FILE menu use the Load Missions command to load missions and resource availability from the database. This menu command will bring the Define Criteria window The Define Allocator Criteria window allows the definition of the set of resources and missions to be loaded from the database. The Barrel can select the air bases, the types of aircraft, and the date range for which missions and availability should be loaded. All the missions planned or already allocated to the selected wings during the period specified will be loaded into the Allocator.