By excluding certain dates, you are defining the dates that will be ignored in the execution of your campaigns.


Exclude dates are automatically applied to all your campaigns. However, you can apply them to certain campaigns by selecting a campaign category. 


Add an exclusion date

L’ajout de dates d'interdiction est simple; il suffit de cliquer, dans le calendrier, sur la date que vous voulez ignorer dans l'exécution de vos campagnes.


Note: Excluded dates only apply to campaigns created after this option has been put online.



Field descriptions

Name of excluded date

It is recommended that you give a representative name to the blackout date, especially if you have multiple dates.

Date

Date of your choosing for the date to be excluded

Campaign Category

By default, an excluded date applies to all campaigns and campaign categories.


If you wish to apply an excluded date to only a few campaigns, then you must assign a category to the campaigns in question and then apply the exclusion only to that category.

Recurrence

Indicates whether the exclusion is a one-time or recurring prohibition. If you choose recurrent, you have the options of week, month and year. 

Process preference

Indicates whether the action planned for that date will be postponed or brought forward, if possible.


The launch of a campaign can only be postponed to a later date.



Postponement of a campaign based on an exclusion date

The treatment of excluded dates differs somewhat depending on whether it falls on the day the scenario is launched or at a subsequent stage.

For example:

  • If the excluded date falls on the day of launch, only the launch will be postponed, while the other steps will be performed according to the number of days after the initial launch date. Therefore, if there are daily steps, two steps could occur on the same day.
  • If the excluded date falls on a day other than the launch date, the step in question will be postponed or advanced by one day, depending on the postponement option chosen, as well as the subsequent steps, within the time frame provided. However, in the case of subsequent stages, two stages can NEVER occur on the same day. Therefore, if a milestone were to be advanced, due to the configuration of the excluded dates, and fall on the same day as the preceding milestone, it would be postponed to a day later rather than one day earlier.


Note: It is important to know that excluded dates only apply to scenarios created after this option has been put online.