VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Repetition of an event

This page explains the two ways of repeating an event in VISUAL PLANNING :

  • The horizontal repetition
  • The vertical repetition

Repeat events horizontally

It is possible to repeat over the time a selection of one or several events.

To do it, Right click on the selection of events > Repeat > Horizontally

The following window opens:

Every

It is the repetition period. This period may be a number of:

  • Year
  • Month
  • Week
  • Day
  • Half-Day
  • Third-Day
  • Quarter-Day
  • Hour
  • Half-hour
  • 15 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 5 minutes

Working

The box Working allows, if checked, to specify that the period specified above relates only to working days.

Same day

The box Same day allows, if checked, to repeat All the months the same day of the month.

Example : All the first Monday of the Month

Repeat until

This is to specify the end date of the repetition. It is not necessary to specify the number of repetitions.

Number of repetitions

This is to specify the number of repetitions. It is not necessary to specify the end date of repetitions.

Settings

It is possible to create a Repeating group in the new events.

This feature allows to set a “group” flag common to all events created.

Editing an event that belongs to a group will prompt the user to choose if the modification will be applied to the selected event or all events of the group.

In the second case, on a horizontal repetition, the editing fields of dates and durations will not appear in the dialog box. Validate the modification will then spread the new information inside all events of the group.

An event that belongs to a group of repetition can not be cut or compacted

It is also possible to select a few features that may not be repeated in the new events created.

This features are:

Working events

In case of a repetition of at least one working event, it is necessary to specify the behavior that should be taken in the horizontal repeat.

Three possibilites are available when a working event should be created in a non-working period:

  • Skip non working periods,
  • Move them to the next working period,
  • Move them to the previous working period.

Vertical events repeat

In the schedule view, it is possible to repeat on the other visible resources, a selection of one or several events.

To do this, Right click on the selection of events > Repeat > Vertically

The following window opens:

Settings

It is possible to create a Repeating group in the new events.

This feature allows to set a “group” flag common to all events created.

Editing an event that belongs to a group will prompt the user to choose if the modification will be applied to the selected event or all events of the group.

In the second case, on a vertical repetition, the editing fields of the main dimension's resource will not appear in the dialog box. Validate the modification will then spread the new information inside all events of the group.

An event that belongs to a group of repetition can not be cut or compacted

It is also possible to set some features that can be repeated in the new events.

This features are:

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