The main task in setting up a new base calendar is to specify and define the nonworking days that you want to apply.

To set up a base calendar

  1. In the Search box, enter Base Calendar, and then choose the related link.

  2. Create a new Base Calendar Card. On the Home tab, in the New group, choose New.

  3. Fill in the Code field.

  4. At this point, the calendar lists all date entries as working days. To register nonworking days, on the Actions tab, in the Functions group, choose Maintain Base Calendar Changes. The Base Calendar Changes window opens.

  5. You can use the Recurring System field to mark a particular date or day as a recurring nonworking day. You can select either the Annual Recurring or Weekly Recurring option.

    If you select Annual Recurring, you must also enter the relevant date in the Date field.

    If you select Weekly Recurring, you must also select the relevant day of the week in the Day field. If you leave the field empty, you must fill in the Date field. The Day field is filled in automatically.

  6. When you make an entry, the Nonworking field is selected. You can choose to clear the check mark to make it a working day.

  7. When you return to the base calendar card, you will observe that the nonworking day entries that you made have been updated. These entries now appear in red and the Nonworking field is selected.

When setting up a new base calendar, you can select and copy lines from an existing calendar. You do this in the relevant Base Calendar Changes window.

Any base calendar defined for the vendor or the location affects how the dates are calculated and rounded to working days. For more information, see the Lead Time Calculation field on purchase lines.


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