Configuring Holidays

In NetPoint, the term [anchor]holiday [/anchor]is used to represent national holidays as well as any user-defined non-working days and non-working periods. The latter can be useful for projects that require a non-working day more specific than weekends or weather days. When creating a holiday, you can choose between an annual, fixed-date, floating-date, or easter-relative. Instructions for adding, modifying, and deleting are provided below.

NOTE: If a holiday falls on a weekend (e.g. Christmas is on a Saturday), the following Monday will NOT be marked a holiday.

Steps

Adding

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Click New, or select a calendar and click Modify. The Calendar Properties window will open.
  3. Click the New button under the list of Holidays. The Holiday Properties window will open.
  4. Enter a name.
  5. Choose the desired type.
  6. When finished, click the Add button. The holiday will be added to the Calendar Properties window and the Holiday Properties window will reset.
  7. To add another holiday, repeat steps 4-6.
  8. When finished, click the Exit icon to close the Holiday Properties window.
  9. Click the Add or Update button, respectively.
  10. Click the Exit icon to close the Calendar Properties window.
  11. Click OK to save and close the Project Calendars window.

Modifying

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Select a calendar and click Modify. The Calendar Properties window will open.
  3. Select a holiday and click Modify. The Holiday Properties window will open.
  4. Make the desired changed.
  5. When finished, click the Update button. The Holiday Properties window will reset.
  6. To modify another holiday, repeat steps 3-5.
  7. When finished, click the Exit icon to close the Holiday Properties window.
  8. Click the Update button and then click the Exit icon to close the Calendar Properties window.
  9. Click OK to save and close the Project Calendars window.

Deleting

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Select a calendar and click Modify. The Calendar Properties window will open.
  3. Select the holiday and click Delete.
  4. Repeat step 3 as desired.
  5. When finished, click the Update button and then click the Exit icon to close the Calendar Properties window.
  6. Click OK to save and close the Project Calendars window.

Notes

Holiday Properties

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[anchor]Type[/anchor]
Field Definition
Fixed-Date A fixed-date holiday occurs on a fixed date and/or time and can be either repeating or non-repeating. A fixed-date holiday is also known as a non-working period, as the duration may be less than a day. If a fixed-date holiday is repeating, it must repeat every year. Other time options will be disabled. To make a holiday non-repeating, leave the Repeat Every field blank or set it to zero. Fixed-date holidays, if repeating, will not take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates, but from the start date and on. NOTE: If the duration is set to less than a day but the time unit for the schedule is larger, the entire time unit will be considered a holiday. For example, if a holiday is created on December 20th with a duration of 1 hour but the time unit for the schedule is set to days, all of December 20th will be considered a holiday, even though the holiday line and shading will depict 1 hour.
Annual An annual holiday is a type a fixed-date holiday but which must repeat every year (though not necessarily on the same day of the week) and must last for at least a day or more. Many national holidays, like New Years Eve and Independence Day in the USA are annual holidays. Annual holidays will take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates. Annual holidays have the additional feature where, if they fall on a day that is already a non-working day, they can be moved or not moved, according to the option selected.
Floating-Date A floating-date holiday occurs on a fixed day of the week, though not necessarily on the same date, and must repeat every year. Many national holidays, like Thanksgiving and Labor Day in the USA are floating-date holidays. Floating-date holidays will take place over the entire duration of the schedule’s calendar dates.
Easter-Relative An Easter-relative holiday occurs a certain number of days before or after Easter. It must repeat every year and it must last for at least one day or more. Good Friday, for example, occurs on the Friday before Easter every year. Easter-relative holidays will take place over the entire range of the schedule’s calendar dates.