Rules determine how pods are assigned to time slots/avails. All times are presented in military time in each station's local timezone. If a data import fails, the schedule will fall back to the most recent schedule that you created.

A rule can contain a pod or a campaign and can span multiple time slots, but there can only be one start date and end date. A pod can be scheduled for two time slots with the same rule, but only if both slots have the same start and end times. Differing end or start dates require separate rules.

When viewing Rules in the AIM console, all live rules display by default. Learn more about viewing rules

If two pods or campaigns share a time slot on the same day, it will cause a conflict. Learn how to resolve conflicts

A rule has the following components:

  • Title
  • Pod or Campaign 
  • Start date
  • End date (no more than one year/365 days out from start date)
  • Time slot or Time slots (A rule may apply to one or more time slots)
  • Repetition (A rule can recur daily, weekly, or monthly)

How to create a rule

  • Click the Create New dropdown menu and click Rule (Figure 1). If you are already on the Rules screen, you can click Create New Rule. 

     See example

Figure 1

  • In the Rule Name textbox, type a name for your new rule (Figure 2.1). Try to use specific language so the purpose of the rule is clear.
  • In the Source section, click the Pod radio button if the rule applies to individual pods or the Campaign radio button if the rule applies to campaigns (Figure 2.2).
  • In the Source Pod textbox, begin typing keywords to search for the pod or campaign you want to add to the rule (Figure 2.3). Click the item when it appears.

Figure 2

  • In the Schedule section, click the radio button next to the frequency at which the rule applies (Figure 3.1). Examples of frequency might be:
    • Daily = every day
    • Weekly = every Monday
    • Monthly = the first day of each month
  • Click the Start Date and End Date textboxes to surface a calendar (Figure 3.2). 
    • When the Start Date calendar appears, click the day you want your rule to apply.
    • When the End Date calendar appears, click the day you want the rule to expire.
  • In the Time Slots section, click the time slots to which you want your rule to apply (Figure 3.3). To select multiple consecutive times, click the first item, hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click the last item. All items will be selected. 
  • When you've selected all time slots, click Add to add them to the Selected Slots selectbox (Figure 3.4).

Figure 3

  • The selected times display in the Selected Slots selectbox (Figure 4.1).
  • To remove a time slot, click the time slot in the Selected Slots box and click Remove (Figure 4.2).
  • When finished, click Save Rule (Figure 4.3).

Figure 4

Does your rule have conflicts? Learn how to resolve conflicts

How to view rules

  • When you first go to the Rules screen, all rules that are live display (Figure 1.1).
  • To view other rules, click the Status dropdown menu (Figure 1.2).

Figure 1

Use the following options to search or filter your rules. You can use one or both filters. 

  • Type search text in the Search textbox to search for a specific rule (Figure 2.1).
  • Click the Status dropdown menu and click All, Expired, or Future (Figure 2.2).
  • Click the Time Slot dropdown menu and click the time slot in which the rules are scheduled (Figure 2.3). All rules that are scheduled for that time slot will appear. Each rule that is scheduled for the selected time slot, as well as other time slots, will display.
  • When finished selecting filters, click Apply Filters (Figure 2.4).
  • If you want to revert back to the original filters, click Reset Filters (Figure 2.5).
  • Results appear on the page (Figure 2.6).

Figure 2