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How to design calendar keywords for accelerated workdays?

  • 1.  How to design calendar keywords for accelerated workdays?

    Posted 05-30-2017 04:35 AM

    Calendar keywords for workdays (e.g. WD01, WD02, ... WD15) need to be created. However, this should consider business accelerated workdays. These are special Saturdays that are considered as "workdays".

    I know that there's some sort of a standard in creating calendar keywords for the normal workdays referenced here:https://community.automic.com/discussion/comment/21337#Comment_21337.I'd like to know how one can consider the accelerated workdays.

    Here's a sample scenario:

    For January 2017, January 7 and January 14 are accelerated workdays. January 2 is a holiday. Below are the workdays for the month of January:

    WD01 - Jan 3

    WD02 - Jan 4

    WD03 - Jan 5

    WD04 - Jan 6

    WD05 - Jan 7 (Saturday)

    WD06 - Jan 9

    WD07 - Jan 10 ...

    WD11 - Jan 14 ...

    WD 17 - Jan 23

    How would you setup such a scenario? Appreciate the help. Thanks!



  • 2.  How to design calendar keywords for accelerated workdays?

    Posted 05-30-2017 06:25 AM
    I can offer 2 solutions, both have disadvantages.

    Basically I define a WEEKLY Keyword with MON to FRI as Workdays and then a GROUP Keyword to exclude Vacations. So far so good :-)

    Now we can use either a yearly keyword to enter your accelerated workingdays or a static keyword
    yearly keyword´s disadvantage: the acc days will be appear recurring EVERY year - so you have to take care to change it befor 1st occurring in the new year

    static keywords disadvantage: its a general one, you have to define a validity period - after lets say 2 years NOONE will remember to extend validity period for this CALE Keyword.

    screenshots of my example (JULY,3,17)
    A yearly keyword))
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    (JULY,3,17)
    Bstatic keyword))
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  • 3.  How to design calendar keywords for accelerated workdays?

    Posted 05-30-2017 02:02 PM
    I would define "workdays" as Monday through Saturday, and then treat the non-workday Saturdays the same way that you would treat a holiday.