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Roster Patterns

Roster Patterns are intended to create a long term pattern of days to be rolled out on the crewmembers’ rosters.

For example, let’s create a roster pattern of 8 days starting from 01JAN24.

First, you will have to fill in the data in the top part of the window:

Pattern Name This field is mandatory.
LengthLength of the pattern in days.
Example: By clicking on “add days”, the days will pop into the small windows below.
Local timeCheckmark if the pattern will be shown in local time.
Reference dateThe day the pattern will start rolling from.

You can now create the pattern itself by using the daily windows.




Unlocked / Locked

The activity will be locked for the optimizer (future development)

Add new reference activity

Add Reference Activities to be assigned on that specific day. You can also add a specific time, other than the ones specified in the Reference Activity table.

Copy and paste adjacent

Copy the previous day’s activity into the considered date.


Remove the whole day.

Link a pattern to a Special Role

A pattern can be linked to a special role, which can later be used for an HR filter. The special role should then be added to each crewmember that will have the particular roster pattern in Human Resources.

Refer to: Special Roles check: Reference Information > Editors > Human Resource > Special Roles.

Use of Auto Rostering

Rolling the patterns out on the Roster Gantt is then done through the Auto Rostering.

Enter the dates of the Auto Rostering.




Click the Save on Submit buttonwhich will automatically save the result. N-OC will send an email once the process is complete.

Data Source

Select the Human Resource filter for the group that should have the Roster Patterns.

Assign a Template

Create a template with conditions for the roll out with the following data:

Select the roster pattern and the reference date from when the pattern should start.

Select a HR filter where the Special Roles are included.

Move the rules to the Ignored rules window, if needed.

You can add multiple steps that are linked to different special roles filters.



Legality rules
Add Step


Once you are ready, click the PROCESS button then the SUBMIT button. The pattern will be placed in the Gantt.

Remember to save the results.

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