Preparing the planning around the Tides


The slot creation is a task that is done prior to the season, all the slots will then be available to assign clients into them. The application offers a slot creation module that works around the tide.
With a precision to the half hour, aroud the high or the low tide you can define the starting time of your slots thanks to this dropdown list.
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To match the needs of the different functioning of different schools two working around the tide slots creation modes are available.

In the first mode for each slot, we specify the following information:
– instructor,
– spot,
– title,
hour or tide,
– comment (optional),
– color,
– duration,
– sport,
– starting and ending period date,
– days of the week.

We have here the possibility to define each slot choosing the time or the time.

In our example, we create 2 slots for Laurent Gaby ( green_mini ) on the spot “ribourel” ( blue_mini ) from the 2nd to the 8th of February ( grey_mini ), every day of the week.
The first slot “enfants” ( red_mini ) of 1h, light green, starting at low tide ( yellow_mini ).
The second slot “adultes” ( red_mini ) of 1h30, light green, starting at low tide +2h ( yellow_mini ).

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Each day of the week, we have created a slot “enfants” of 1h in green and a slot “adultes” of 1h30 in grey ( green_mini ).
Monday the 2nd, the tide was low at 9h42 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 9h30 (we said “low tide”) and the slot “adultes” has been created at 11h30 (we said “low tide +2h”) ( blue_mini ).
Tuesday, the tide was low at 10h20 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 10h30 and the slot “adultes” at 12h30( blue_mini ).
Sunday the 8th, the tide was low at 12h58 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 13h and the slot “adultes” at 15h ( blue_mini ).

We have seen here a simple example of slots creation around the tide over a week, but the same principle is applied to create the slots of the entire season, just by adjusting the starting and ending period dates.
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Some school will enjoy the flexilibity of this creation method, but other will prefer the second way. The last ensure that there will be no gap between the slots, unlike our previous example where there was 1hour gap between the “enfants” and the “adultes”.

The second around the tide slot creation mode allow to create “blocks” of slots. More clearly, this means that this method ensure that the time of start of a slot will always match the time of end of the previous one.
You will define here the first slot exactly like in the first method ( pour l’exemple: marée basse +1h green_mini ).
But for the second slot, you will specify before or after the first slot ( here for the example, we’ll go for “after” red_mini ).
For the third slot, you’ll decide if you prefer it before or after the first two ( “before” for our example blue_mini), and so on for the following slots.
The app will then create a continuous block of slots, all positioned around the first one, which time of start was specified around the tide.

To finish, the app will adjust the slots to the opening hours of the school, so we’ll start the day at 9h and not 9h30 for example. Nice, isn’t it?

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The instructor Seb Goossens has been added to our scheddule (initials SG green_mini ). The corresponding column show the 3 slots created: “enfants”, “adultes” and “perf” ( black_mini ).
Monday the 2nd, the tide was low at 9h42 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 10h30 (we said “low tide +1h”), the slot “adultes” has been created at 11h30 (we said “after”), and the slot “perf” at 9h (we said “before”) ( blue_mini ).
The slots are tied up, the ending time of the one matches the starting time of the following one.

Tuesday, the tide was low at 10h20 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 11h30 (we said “low tide +1h”), the slot “adultes” has been created at 12h30 (we said “after”), and the slot “perf” at 10h (we said “before”) ( blue_mini ).

Sunday, the tide was low at 12h58 ( grey_mini ), the slot “enfants” has been created at 14h (we said “low tide +1h”), the slot “adultes” has been created at 15h (we said “after”), and the slot “perf” at 12h30 (we said “before”) ( blue_mini ).
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All the slots for the season being created, you can of course adjust their starting time whenever needed, simply because the sand bank has changed and the low tide isn’t that bad!