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Else Start Next Bid Group

Else Start Next Bid Group 

Bid Groups are independent of each other. Bid Preferences are only relevant for the bid group they are contained in. The N-PBS Scheduler clears anything (Pairings or Reserve Days) and begins processing the next bid group.

Else Start Next Bid Group can be added to the end of all Prefer Off  and Avoid bids along with certain Set Condition bids, in both a Pairing and  Reserve bid group. If you do not see the Else Start Next Bid Group option  it is not available. By attaching the Else Start Next Bid Group option,  you tell the N-PBS Scheduler that if a legal schedule cannot be created using this bid preference you would prefer to move to the next bid group, either a Pairings bid group or a Reserve bid group.

If you use this command in your last bid group the N-PBS  Scheduler uses the system-generated bid groups to complete your block; this means that the N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to build you a pairings  block using the Award Pairings system-generated  bid preference. If a complete block still cannot be built, the N-PBS Scheduler  attempts to build you a Reserve block using the system-generated bid preference  Start Reserve.

If you submit a bid with an Else Start Next Bid Group option in a bid group without a bid group after  it, you will see the following message:

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