WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE TO CREATE MY SCHEDULE?
There are four methods you can adopt to create your schedule. The advanced conflict checker can be used to check your schedule for any of these creation methods.
  1. MANUAL FIXTURE ENTRY
  2. You can create your schedule using your own systems and then manually enter using the manual fixture grid available from FIXTURE WIZARD --> MANUAL

  3. FIXTURE SPREADSHEET UPLOADER
  4. You can create your schedule using your own systems and then manually upload it using a spreadsheet from FIXTURE WIZARD --> FIXTURE UPLOADER

  5. SIMPLE SCHEDULER
  6. Create your schedule in a “predictable” manner based on fixed schedules. Set the dates and times when fixtures should take place each week plus setup closed dates when fixtures should not take place e.g. December 25th. Before you use the simple scheduler you need to setup the teams in your division and the venues where teams play. The simple scheduler accommodates venue sharing within a division only.

  7. ADVANCED SCHEDULER
  8. The advance scheduler requires maintenance of more data than the simple scheduler and therefore will take longer to setup. The advance scheduler should be used closely with the conflict checker. If all constraints cannot be met then conflicts can be resolved via the conflict checker. The advanced scheduler accommodates venue sharing between divisions.
    Before you can run the advanced scheduler you will need to have setup:

    1. league, division, team and venue calendars,
    2. division constraints e.g. the number of times that teams should meet,
    3. venue and team compatibility setup
    4. predefined fixtures setup
    5. availability and preferred calendars for league, divisions, teams and venues
 
SIMPLE / ADVANCED SCHEDULER COMPARISON CHART
  SIMPLE SCHEDULER ADVANCED SCHEDULER
SCHEDULER CONFLICT CHECKER
Creates schedules in a “predictable” manner based on fixed schedules. Teams are guaranteed to be scheduled based on these templates. YES NO – the schedules are adjusted in an attempt to meet all constraints. n/a
Accommodates venue sharing within a division YES YES YES
Accommodates venue sharing between separate divisions NO YES YES
Support a division calendar when each division fixture should take place YES YES YES
Support a team calendar when each team fixture should tale place NO NO – fixtures are scheduled based on division calendars and then shown as conflicts. YES – conflicts show if a team is not playing on a preferred time.
Support a venue and pitch calendar, when each venue / pitch is available NO – All matches scheduled at the team’s highest priority pitch regardless of availability. YES – matches will be schedules at available pitches. if there are no available pitches then at the team’s highest priority pitch regardless of availability. YES – conflicts show if a venue / pitch is used on a non preferred time or if it is double booked.
Support predefined fixtures NO YES - Dates when specific teams must play can be specified and these will be satisfied if the number of consecutive home or away matches is not affected. YES – if a team does not play its opponent on the same date as a predefined fixture it is shown as a conflict.
What is the minimum that has to be done before this option is used? Teams have to be set up in the division to be scheduled. Each team has to have a highest priority pitch. Teams have to be set up in each division to be scheduled. Each team has to have a highest priority pitch.

Preferred / available / closed calendars for league, division, team, venues and pitches.
Requires some fixtures for a division which could have been setup any way.
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