Expediting Schedule Adjustment through Offset Events

As you define an area's events and their scheduling requirements, including needs for overrides, you may discover groups of events that are logically related and are, therefore, always processed as a set.

You can expedite scheduling the group at any time, by establishing an Initial/Offset Event relationship among these events.

An Initial Event is one that, whenever scheduled, has one or more offset events scheduled relative to it at fixed time intervals.

An offset event occurs relative to when the initial event occurs. For example, it may occur one minute before the initial event, or three hours after.

Establishing an initial/offset event relationship has the following impact on a schedule, no matter whether you are adding it to the base schedule or as an event type override.

Adding an unscheduled initial event to a schedule causes all the initial event's offset events to be scheduled automatically.

Rescheduling an initial event to a new time causes all the initial event's offset events to be rescheduled automatically, so that the fixed time intervals between all the events in the set are preserved.

Skipping or deleting an initial event, which would otherwise be initiated, causes all the initial event's offset events to be skipped or deleted automatically.

Changing the interval of the offset events causes all instances of the scheduled event/offsets to change automatically.

You uniquely define Initial/offset event relationships for each area. Within an area, the relationships you define apply across schedules for all day types.