Create work pattern

Work patterns are a great way to setup repeating shift patterns or rotas. Patterns are made up of Pattern codes and you can create as many as you require, with each containing up to 250 shifts/days.


  • From the Work menu, select Work patterns, then Create new Work pattern.
  • In the space provided provide a name.
  • Select the day/shift  from your pattern codes
  • Create each day, including the non working days, until the work pattern repeats.

Once you have completed a work pattern, you have the ability to "drag and drop" the entries to different days within the pattern with ease, instead of having to remove entries from the pattern and start again

It is important to take into consideration what day you would like your pattern to start on, for example, if you work on a Monday then we would suggest entering day 1 as a working day.


The following sample pattern assumes you have setup D (Days) as a pattern code, the timings of each shift / day can be specified in Pattern Codes. You can use the Non Working Day entry to set when you do not work within the Work Pattern.

Example: Office based, normal office hours  Monday - Friday working, and not working on Saturdays and Sundays 

  1. D 0900 - 1700 (Days)
  2. D 0900 - 1700 (Days)
  3. D 0900 - 1700 (Days)
  4. D 0900 - 1700 (Days)
  5. D 0900 - 1700 (Days)
  6. Non Working Day
  7. Non Working Day

Once you have created your patterns, they can then be used in the WORK PLANNER.

Important - Make sure that when you apply the pattern to a staff member you select the correct date to start it from, i.e. if the first day of your week is a Monday always start the pattern on a Monday.

Title: Create work pattern
Category: Work
Posted: Tuesday, 04th Mar 2014
By: Tony Bushell
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