Displaying shifts on the swimlanes enables schedulers to visually identify and differentiate between their resources' shifts and availability.
The following shift information is displayed:
- Shift name.
- Shift location.
- Shift tags.
- Shift duration (i.e., the card length).
Note: The admin setting for shifts need to be enabled to access the shifts console. Contact your Skedulo Customer Success Manager if you require more details on activating "Shifts."
Viewing Shifts in the Scheduling Console
Shifts must first be created and published in the "Shifts" console. Once published the shifts will appear in the console swimlanes as dark blue time blocks.
Figure 1. Creating shifts in the shifts console.
Figure 2. Viewing shifts in the horizontal swimlanes.
Figure 3. Viewing shifts in the vertical swimlanes.
Note: Regardless of the type of "Working Hours" (set in the resources' details), so long as there is availability shown in the swimlane (white blocks of time) then jobs will not show conflicts when they overlap shifts or do not sit within a shift. If a job overlaps a resource who is unavailable (sick or otherwise) then a job conflict will be displayed.
Figure 4. A job conflicting with unavailability.
Viewing Shifts in the Job Details View
Shifts are displayed in the job details view the same way as they are in the scheduling console.
Figure 5. Viewing shifts in the job details view.
Also, see Shifts.