Creating Day Parts

You can use day parts as a quick way to schedule shifts, breaks and bookings in predefined slots:

  • You can establish day parts per human resource. Creating or overriding day parts per human resource is done in the human resource inspector on the “Day Parts” tab.
  • A Yesplan administrator can also create a general definition in the system settings. This general definition then applies to all human resources, but you can override it per human resource.

You establish the definition of day parts by defining the day parts for one day and then setting up a repeat. We set up repeats based on two types of blocks: consecutive blocks and periodical blocks.

  1. Periodical blocks support frequently occurring repeats (e.g. every day, every weekday, every first Monday etc.). These are the easiest to use: you define all day parts for one day and then set up the repeat.
  2. If a repeat is more irregular and you can’t set it up based on these periodical blocks, then you can use consecutive blocks. You then define a series of days, that are repeated. This enables you to express lots of additional repeats manually.

Every block defines the day parts for a full day and shows them on a timeline. You can add day parts (click “Add”), and delete or edit them (click the timeline of the day part) day parts.


You can add multiple periodical and/or consecutive blocks:

  • You can only apply one block to one single day.
  • If multiple blocks are applied on the same day (e.g. if you added an ‘Every day’ block and an ‘Every Monday’ block) then the block that appears last in the day parts definition (at the bottom) is applicable.
  • Periodical blocks are always given priority over consecutive blocks.