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    Hi,

    I have two questions about calendars in OTM

    1- Could i create a calendar with national days off (for example christmas) and without year? so i have to create the calendar once and it is useful all years.

    2- Could i ignore the calendar in specific situations?

    Thanks in advanced,

  • #2
    Re: Calendar

    Hi,

    1. Yes you can. Either a) create a cyclical calendar with the normal activities you want and then add in activity calendar overrides or b) create an annual calendar which doesnt allow any activities on the standard national holiday dates.

    2. There is some functionality in OTM to ignore certain planning constraints when you are building a shipment. This allows the user to select which constraints e.g. calendars should be ignored when building a shipment from the UI. There is some additional configuration required to enable this which I seem to remember is at the DB level and cannot be set via the UI (needs checking). Look for Igore Planning Constraints in the online help.

    If you provide more details on the "specific situations" there may be other ways of achieving the same result (as is usually the case with OTM).

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    • #3
      Re: Calendar

      Hi,
      Thanks for your answer but i have a question, if i create an annual calendar i have to select the start date and the finnish date so the holiday dates are only available for one year and not for the next ones.
      For example christmas (25 th of december ) is a holiday date every year, so if i select 12/25/2007, next year 12/25/2008 how can i know that it is selected as holiday?.
      Thanks.

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      • #4
        Re: Calendar

        Hi,

        Yes, I think you have to define that 12/25 in 2007 and 12/25 in 2008 is a holiday in your geography. That date is not a public holiday in every region of the world, hence you need to define it - in much the same way that 07/04 is not a public holiday in other countries in the world apart from the USA.

        Its not a big task to enter that via the UI, but if you feel it is, you could always upload the public holidays that are relevant for your implementation via CSV.

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        • #5
          Re: Calendar

          Hi,
          I have read the document Ignore Planning Constraints and i want to use the option calendar on location constraints, does anyone know how to?
          Thanks.
          Location Constraints

          Calendar

          When ignored, OTM assumes there is no calendar defined on a location role profile for this location. When calculating service time OTM bypasses checking whether a certain time is a work period.

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          • #6
            Re: Calendar

            Hi New_OTM,

            The steps to Ignore the Calendar constraint are the following:

            Select the order release that you want to plan
            - Go to Actions / Create Buy Shipment / Direct
            - The new window will show 'Ignore The Following Fields"
            - Click the Arrow right next to Location Constraints
            - Select Calendar
            - Click OK
            - A new window will pop up, Click OK again
            - A confirmation screen with the new shipment should appear

            Hope this helps,

            Alejandro B.

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            • #7
              Re: Calendar

              Hi,
              I have a problem when i try to create buy shipment/direct the first window i see is named Create message direct shipment / team.
              Should i configure something to see this constraints options? I have OTM 5.5 CU3
              Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Calendar

                Hi new_otm,

                I am in OTM 4.5 and I was not expecting the process to be different in 5.5.

                I am not sure but it does not seem to me like you need to configure something in order the see the options, my gutt feeling is that the "Create message direct shipment / team" is something that was added to the process. If none of the fields have a red asterisk next to them, could you please try to go to the Next screen in a Test Environment?

                Hope this helps,

                Alejandro B.

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                • #9
                  Re: Calendar

                  Hi Alejandro,

                  The next window after select Create Buy Shipment / Direct is Create Direct Shipment / Equipment Prompt, i have two options Equipment Group ID and Equipment Group ID profile this two fileds are not obligatory so i click on ok and the shipement is create.
                  Thnaks in advance

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                  • #10
                    Re: Calendar

                    Hi new_otm,

                    The window that you mentioned is the same that I get before creating the shipment, without actually seeing OTM 5.5 it is hard for me to know how the process have changed. Nevertheless, it seems like you managed to plan the shipment as you needed, is that right?

                    Regards,

                    Alejandro B.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Calendar

                      Hi, I think you may have to configure the action correctly to have the "Ignore Constraints" box appear when you are building a shipment.

                      As DBA.ADMIN - take a look at Configuration and Administration > User Configuration > Actions Manager. I think you have to tick the "Display Ignore Criteria" box for the build buy shipment action.

                      Test that out and re-post with the results of that (successful or not).
                      Last edited by bmj_23; October 18, 2007, 12:23. Reason: Bad typing

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                      • #12
                        Re: Calendar

                        hi,

                        I have activated the action and now i can see the ignore contraints. Thank you very much.
                        This is for one shipment, can i ignore calendar for multiple shipments one for one day instead of ignore calendar in each one?

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Re: Calendar

                          Hi,

                          By default you don't get the "Ignore constraints" on the screen mentioned.

                          Do the following (mentioned also in the help):

                          - Log in as DBA.ADMIN
                          - Navigate: "COnfiguration -> User configuration -> Actions manager"
                          - Look for the action where you want the "Ignore Constraints" on.
                          - Via Edit, check the checkbox "Display Ignore Criteria".

                          THen you will get the screen for the constraints. Be aware this is a public action and it will be on all default available screens using this action!

                          You can create your own action however.

                          Best regards,

                          Bob
                          Best Regards,

                          Bob Romijn

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                          • #14
                            Re: Calendar

                            Hi,

                            If you want the page that asks for the "Ignore constraints" when planning you should change the actions via "Action Manager". If you want to change the public one you need to log in as DBA.ADMIN.

                            Search for the action you want to change (Direct Shipment Buy) and open in edit mode. Then check the checkbox "Display Ignore Constraints".

                            After that you will get the screen in between.

                            Best regards,

                            Bob Romijn
                            Best Regards,

                            Bob Romijn

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