We are currently in the process of building a whole new feature which will make scheduling your availability a breeze. No more adding 14 single days off when you want to take a two week holiday 🤩
Check it out and let us know your thoughts! Whilst we don't have any screenshots to show you yet, we have shared the theoretical plans below.
New and updated functionality
How it will work
You will be able to make a resource available on a single date, but for more than one time interval.
Currently, you can only input the full block of time you are bookable for a day and separate this by adding a break. This new functionality will allow you to input, for example, I want to be available on the 1/04/2021 at 9am-12pm and 4pm-6pm.
You will be able to make a resource available for one or more specific days, and for one or more time intervals. Each day that you want must be selected individually.
Similar to above, you can add multiple time intervals to the same day, and then apply this across multiple days.
You can make a resource available every day of the week for one or more time intervals.
If you work every day of the week you can set up your availability for each day and include multiple time intervals for each day.
You can set a resource's availability to repeat every day, for one or more time intervals, and from a given start date.
If you work every day of the week and want this to repeat, but don't want your availability to start until a specified date, you will be able to achieve this.
You can add spacing between the repetition of days for example every 2 days, every 3 days, etc.
If you would like your availability to repeat but not every day, you can set it up with spaces in between.
You can set availability to repeat infinitely.
If you want to be available at the same time until further notice, you can set it to repeat infinitely.
You can set availability that ends on a specific date, or after X number of occurrences.
If you know that you only want to be bookable for a specific length of time, you can set it up to repeat but end on a certain date, or after a number of repetitions.
You can make a resource's availability repeats every X day of the week. X can be one or more days of the week, for example Monday, Tuesday, etc, and this can start from a specified date.
Spacing between the repetition of weeks (for example every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, etc) can also be set.
This availability can repeat infinitely or end at a specific date.
If you want to be available on specific days of the week you set this up to start from a specific date.
You can also set this to repeat with spacing so this schedule will be live every 2 weeks, 3 weeks etc.
You can then either set a specific date that you would like this to end or allow it to repeat until further notice.
You can make a resource unavailable for a single date.
Similar to current functionality, you can set a resource unavailable for a specific date.
You can make a resource unavailable for one or more specific dates. Each day must be selected individually.
If a resource requires to be unavailable for multiple specific dates, that don't follow on from each other you can do so by selecting each date individually.
You can make a resource unavailable for a date and time range, where you specify a start date and an end date.
If for example you would like to be unavailable for a period of time, such as over the Christmas holidays, you can set a date range from 21st-29th and no availability will show for that time.
What else is changing?
Optional add a reason
When you set up a block of availability or a block of unavailability, you now have the option to add a reason for adding this. For example I may choose to block out 5 days and add the reason of "On annual leave". This will then display on the unavailability block to either refer back to, or communicate to other resources why they are
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If you have any questions on this functionality please get in touch via our 24/7 chat support. We would love to hear your feedback!