Generating Holidays Dates from Holidays Rules

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Generating Holidays Dates from Holidays Rules

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When Q++Studio generates holidays, it uses the holidays rules you have defined to calculate the dates when these holidays occur for a range of years. It then adds to this list any one-time date that occur in that range of years.


The holidays rules, as most of the Q++Studio data, are located on the server that you and your co-workers share. This ensures that any changes you make to holidays rules are immediately available to everyone.


However, when generating a diary, Q++Studio use the list of holidays generated here. This list is located on your PC to accelerate the process of diary generation. That is why each Q++Studio user must regenerate his/her list of holidays, even though you all share the same holidays rules.


To generate the list of holidays, use the DATA|Holidays Tools|Regenerate holidays menu item.


You will rarely need to ask Q++Studio directly to generate the holidays list because, when the need arises, either because you have modified a holidays rule or because someone else has, you will get a message from Q++Studio offering to re-generate the holidays list for you.



Generating the holidays list is simple :


1.Select the range of years for which you want Q++Studio to calculate the result of the holidays rules. It is always a good idea to use a more extended range of years than you might think necessary. Remember that a 1999 diary might have a few day of 1998 at the beginning and a few days of 2000 at the end. You can set the default range of years that is proposed to you, using Preferences.

2.Click on the Generate button.


If you have set any holidays rules which involve conflict checking, then at design-time you will be warned if the holiday rule to which a conflict rule referred to was deleted.

Topic 104168 updated on 03-May-2018.
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