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Managing the bidding status

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1       Introduction 

Managing the bidding status 

In this topic, we review how to open and close bids using both manual and automatic methods. 

We estimate that this will take 6 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed Explanation 

Let's manually open and close a training bid. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open button.

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Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Training bidding is now open. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close button.

Interaction 2 Click the OK button.

Bidding is now closed. 

Next, let's manually open a selection of categories for bidding. You do this by selecting the categories you want while pressing the CTRL key to activate multi-select mode.

Interaction 4Interaction 3Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the DEN-319-CA list item.

Interaction 2 Click the DEN-4FA-FA list item while keeping the KeySymbol:17 key pressed.

Interaction 3 Click the PHL-319-FO list item while keeping the KeySymbol:17 key pressed.

Interaction 4 Click the << button.

Move the selected categories to the list of open categories. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

You've now enabled the selected categories for bidding. The "Mixed" status indicates that some categories are open, and some are not. To open the remaining categories, click Open.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

All categories open, and the status changes. 

Let's now lock all crew members out of the system. Use this to prevent anyone from accessing the system.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Lock button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

All status boxes indicate locked. Let's now unlock them.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Unlock button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Status boxes return to the state they were in before the lock.

Let's now do these tasks using automation.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Pairing Reserve Bidding Schedule tab.

Schedule the opening and closing of the bid. You can do this by category (Base), or as a whole.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Select Categories dropdown button.

Select your category (Base). For this example, we will use all of them. 

Interaction 2 Click the ALL OR By Base list item.

By default, the system uses manual scheduling. To enable automated scheduling, deselect the Manually check boxes. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Manually check box.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close At: Manually check box.

Now let's input the dates we want to use for opening and closing scheduling.

Let's assume the bid window is August 10th through the 17th.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Day dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the 10 list item.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Hours input field.

The times entered must be in UTC.

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Interaction 1 Press the Backspace  KeySymbol:8 key.

Interaction 2 Press the Backspace  KeySymbol:8 key.

Interaction 3 Enter 18 into the Open At: Hours field.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close At: Day dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the 17 list item.

Interaction 3Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close At: Hours input field.

Interaction 2 Press the Backspace  KeySymbol:8 key.

Interaction 3 Enter 15 into the Close At: Hours field.

Apply the dates and time to all categories.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Apply Open At to the Selected Categories button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Apply Close At to the Selected Categories button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Let's now modify the training bidding schedule for automatic open and close.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Training Bidding Schedule tab.

Let's create a bid window from August 10th to August 14th using the same process we used for Pairing Reserve earlier.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Manually check box.

Interaction 2 Click the Close At: Manually check box.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

ATTENTION 

Ensure the dates you designate do not occur in the past.
 

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Day dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the 10 list item.

Interaction 3Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Open At: Hours input field.

Interaction 2 Press the Backspace  KeySymbol:8 key.

Interaction 3 Enter 18 into the Open At: Hours field.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close At: Day dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the 14 list item.

Interaction 3Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Close At: Hours input field.

Interaction 2 Press the Backspace  KeySymbol:8 key.

Interaction 3 Enter 15 into the Close At: Hours field.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Apply Open At to All Training Groups button.

Interaction 2 Click the Apply Close At to All Training Groups button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the OK button.

SUCCESS 

Congratulations! You have successfully reviewed how to set up a bid, and to open and close bids both manually and using automation.

 

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