Rotating slots on games
Frequently with linked games you will want to rotate the officials on games so that you do not have the same officials working the same position on each game in the linked set. When you do this there are a few setting that need to be checked.
First you will want to check the positions by editing the Sport. Click on the Assigning tab then the Sports/ Levels sub-tab. Click on the edit pencil for the sport that you are working with.
Under the positions there are a few check marks that you will see. To change these click the edit pencil for that position. The one that we will be looking at is called “In Rotation” If this is marked then the slot will rotate. Make sure at least two slots that are marked in rotation or you will have nothing to rotate.
With your positions set you can click on the assigning tab again. Now you can rotate your slots. There are two ways to rotate the slots. The first is Manually and the second is using the Auto Rotate.
Open the slots up for the game, by clicking on the slots on the right hand side. With the slots open you will see blue arrows on the left hand side. The arrows will be pointing up and down. By clicking on one of the blue arrows you will rotate the officials on the game in the direction of that arrow. Do this until the officials are in the slot you want them to be in.
First you will want to filter for the games you wish to rotate. If you are not sure how to filter for games please refer to the documentation for filtering games. Once you have done that you will want to make sure your games are linked. The auto rotate will only rotate linked games. If you are not sure how to link games please refer to the documentation for linked games. With the games filtered and linked click on the “Auto Rotate” button. The next screen will let you choose to rotate your officials up, moving the official in the second slot to the first and the official in the third to second with the official in the first going to third. You can also rotate them down, with the official in the first slot going to second, the second to the third slot and the third official going to first slot. Keep in mind if you only have 2 officials it will not matter. There you can click the “begin AutoRotate” button. When it has completed you will see what it changed in the results section.
If you have any trouble with rotating officials, here are some common reasons that you may have a problem:
- None of the slots are marked ‘In Rotation’. (It will show the rotate options but no slots will rotate).
- Travel for any slot cannot be marked paid.
- None of the slots can be verified.
- The date for a paid game fee on any slot can’t be in the past.
- One or more official is not ranked for a slot they are being rotated into.