Before you begin this section you may want to take some time to review Positive and Negative Bid preferences and the Bid Preference section.

This section describes how to use the bid analyzer on a single Award or Avoid Pairing bid.

This steps shown describe how a single bid is analyzed.  If you have multiple bids select it to analyze it alone. The steps here show how to an analyze an award pairing. Add an Avoid bid in step 1 and follow the rest of the steps to analyze an Avoid bid.

1. Add an Award/Avoid  Pairings bid preference.

  

 

2. Click on the  bid preference to highlight it.

3.  Click on the analyze button.

The Bid Analyzer opens at the bottom of the screen  and a new set of icons are displayed to the right of the bid.

bid analyzer icons

 

 

4.  Click on the show results button.

Bid analyzer results are shown inside of the bid.

  

Award Pairings Results 

  

This section takes a closer look at the results from the  positive Award Pairings If Departing on Monday,  Tuesday bid preference. Remember that positive bid preferences  add pairings to your preferred pool of pairings. The preferred pool is  the number of pairings that are possible awards based on your positive  bid preferences. This is what you have told the PBS Scheduler you are  you looking for in pairings.

Matching 46:63:127 - 46 pairings  match the bid preference, these pairings operate 63 times in the bid period  and there are 127 instances (positions) of this pairing.

(-)Filtered 0:0:0 - no pairings  match because this is a positive bid preference. Not shown when viewing  the results inside of the bid group.

Filtered 113:234:475 - there  are 113 pairings in the available pairing pool that operate 234 times  in the month with 475 instances (positions). These pairings are the pool  of possible awards.

(+)Preferred 46:63:127 -  46  pairings match the bid preference, these pairings operate 63 times in  the bid period and there are 127 instances (positions) of this pairing.  This number is the same as Matching because there is only one pairing  being analyzed. This number can grow with multiple award pairing preferences.

Preferred 46:63:127 -  46  pairings match the bid preference, these pairings operate 63 times in  the bid period and there are 127 instances (positions) of this pairing.  This number is the same as Matching because there is only one pairing  being analyzed. This number can grow with multiple award pairing preferences.

Avoid Pairings Results 

  

This section takes a closer look at the results from the  negative Avoid Pairings If Average Daily Credit  < 004:00 bid preference. Remember that negative bid preferences  (Avoid Pairings and Prefer Off) remove pairings from consideration by  the PBS Scheduler when building your block.

Matching 22:40:74 - 22 pairings  match the bid preference, these pairings operate 40 times in the bid period  and there are 74 instances (positions) of this pairing.

(-)Filtered 22:40:74 -  22  pairings match the bid preference, these pairings operate 40 times in  the bid period and there are 74 instances (positions) of this pairing.  This number is the same as Matching because there is only one pairing  being analyzed. This number can grow with multiple negative preferences.

Filtered 91:194:401 - there  are 91 pairings in the available pairing pool that operate 194 times in  the month with 401 instances (positions). These pairings are the pool  of possible awards.

(+)Preferred 0:0:0 -   no  pairings match because this is a negative bid preference. Not shown when  viewing the results inside of the bid group.

Preferred 0:0:0 -  this  is a negative bid, therefore no pairings were added to the Preferred pool.