MIS Systems Thread, Detect Timetable Changes in Technical; Can anyone tell me what the routine under :"Tools>Cover>Detect Timetable Changes" does? I clicked it and it came back with ...
6th June 2014, 11:04 AM #1
Detect Timetable Changes
Can anyone tell me what the routine under :"Tools>Cover>Detect Timetable Changes" does? I clicked it and it came back with a long list of things like "Originally scheduled staff has been removed from the lesson". When I click "continue" it says "amendments saved" and the next time I go through tools>Cover>detect timetable changes nothing shows up.
This seems to mess up our sync to the Room Booking System we use and all cover gets removed from the room booking system.
6th June 2014, 03:37 PM #2
I think the purpose is that it checks for changes made by Nova so it can adjust any pre- planned cover rather than just delete it all and make you start again. So if someone who was free and assigned then gains a lesson it should mark their assignment as needing cover again or if the person that's off doesn't need it any more.
But, I'm not sure so check the manual under documentation.
6th June 2014, 03:39 PM #3
It is used to manually force Cover to check for any changes between itself and the timetable. It then alters Cover to account for the differences as the timetable takes priority. Nothing shows up in subsequent searches because Detect Changes has already detected and repaired any discrepancies.
Gah! The post has been sitting here all morning and Vik just beat me to it!
Last edited by CAM; 6th June 2014 at 03:41 PM.
6th June 2014, 04:13 PM #4
And it's late avo on the first day of my weekend!
6th June 2014, 04:37 PM #5
Does this mean I will have to check in there everytime our timetabler makes a timetable change? What is the purpose of running the routine? It doesn't give you a chance to do anything other than click "continue" so why not just do it automatically?
Originally Posted by CAM
8th June 2014, 10:22 AM #6
I guess it's so you have control over the changes and know, and can export the list. Though I see your point, it could be run and sent to you.
It was probably planned thinking that cover was done by the timetabler back in the day, and that there wouldn't be too much future cover put in.
9th June 2014, 01:55 PM #7
I find SIMS runs it anyway when I open a day on Cover. I bring up a day's rota and it kicks in informing me of the changes.
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