Resource Management properties

The Resource management application provides several properties to control allocations, schedules, and other settings.

The properties page is available from the Resource > Administration > Properties module.

Table 1. Resource properties
Property Description Default value
Default Schedule Name

(com.snc.resource_management.​default_schedule)

The schedule on the instance that the Resource application uses by default. Resource Management Schedule
If resource_management reporting for a resource/group has value of percentage_allocation less than this value the color will be shown as green.

(com.snc.resource_management.​percentage_allocation_normal)

The value that determines when the resource's availability is shown as green on the resource report. Green signifies that the resource is not being fully utilized and is probably available to have work allocated. 50
If resource_management reporting for a resource/group has value of percentage_allocation less than this value and greater than the com.snc.resource_management.percentage_allocation_normal, then color will be shown as orange.

(com.snc.resource_management.​percentage_allocation_warning)

The value that determines when the resource's availability is shown as orange on the resource report. Orange signifies the resource does not have much availability. 90
Default Average Daily FTE

(com.snc.resource_management.​average_daily_fte)

The average daily full time equivalent in hours. This value is used as the equivalent of a full time day if no value is specified in the Average Daily FTE Hours field on the user or group resource record.
Note: Capacity is not derived from FTE, but from schedules. Both FTE and schedules must be in synchronization with each other.
8 (hours)
Calendar Event Duration (Minutes)

(com.snc.resource_management.​allocation_interval_minutes)

The default duration for a calendar event.

For example, assume a user is available for three blocks of time: two 30-minute blocks and one 60 minute block.

If the value of this property is set to 30 minutes, and 1 hour needs to be allocated to the user, the allocation is divided into the two 30-minute blocks when the user is available.

If the value of this property is set to 60 minutes, the allocation is given to the 60 minute block.

Resource allocations use this property to create allocations with a decimal value.

60 (minutes)
First Day of Week (Monday = 1, Sunday = 7)

(com.snc.resource_management.​first_day_of_week)

Determines which day of the week is the first day. The resource workbench uses this value to calculate the week number.

For example, assume a resource is requested from 2015-10-14 (Wednesday) to 2015-10-21 (Wednesday).

If the value of this property is set to 2 (Tuesday), the allocation is made and presented in the workbench in two blocks:
  • From Wednesday October 14 to Saturday October 15.
  • Tuesday October 20.
1 (Monday)
Perform Resource Allocation/Cancellation in asynchronous mode

(com.snc.resource_management.​run_state_changes_async)

Uses asynchronous mode when allocating or canceling resource plans to improve application performance.

Because resource allocation creates calendar events for each resource in a group, and also takes into consideration each resources schedule, the allocation process can take an excessively long time to complete.

In asynchronous mode, the application uses an event manager to handle errors that might occur when processing the state of the resource plan. If this property is enabled:

  • The state of the resource plan changes to Allocation in Progress / cancellation in Progress.
  • If the allocation or cancellation does not work, the Allocate or Cancel UI actions appear so you can reprocess the action. If an allocation is only partially completed, you can click the Allocate UI action again to remove all previously created events for the plan and reprocesses the action.

Enable this property if you encounter errors or long processing times when handling allocations or cancellations. This might occur if there are more than 25 members in a group or if the duration of the resource plan exceeds 6 months.

false
Comma separated list of resource event types which will be excluded from user's schedule to calculate available capacity and to avoid making resource allocations on the days having these events (time_off, meeting, etc.)

(com.snc.resource_management.​exclude_events_from_schedule)

Specifies which events must be excluded for capacity calculations of the resources and when the system must not create events. time_off