Note : Before you proceed with the following instructions, back up the database. If your organization integrates multiple Blackbaud products, refer to the Additional Requirements section of the backup article. You can edit patterns for an academic year that already has scheduling information. You can also edit cycles and timetables.

Important notes:

  • After you save changes to the pattern, all the information for the academic year points to the copied versions. If necessary, you can change the name of the copied pattern.
  • You may need to exit and log back into the system for the change to display correctly

If you have edited a timetable, any pattern (i.e. Rotating Pattern) associated with the timetable now has a copy (i.e. Rotating Pattern1).
Make all changes to the copied pattern, not the original one. You can also edit patterns not associated with an edited cycle or timetable.
  1. In Configuration> Registrar Setup>select Patterns from the list on the left
  2. Select the pattern to edit and click Open on the action bar
  3. Edit the blocks as appropriate
  4. Click Save on the action bar. A message appears letting you know the pattern is already in use and that saving the changes will update any information using the pattern. To save the changes, click Yes.
  5. The Update Setup Process screen appears letting you know copies of the pattern will be created based on the changes. All academic years associated with the pattern that do not have attendance entries are included by default. To exclude an academic year from the changes, unmark the checkbox in the Include? column.
  6. Click OK. A screen appears listing the classes that will be updated.
  7. Click OK. A screen appears showing you the progress of the scheduling setup processing.
  8. When completed, the number 1 appears after the name in the Pattern field on the open pattern record. You can edit the name. The pattern name can be a maximum of 60 alphanumeric characters. If the Pattern field previously contained the maximum number of characters, the program replaces the last character with the number 1.
    Note: Your database now includes the original pattern (i.e. Rotating Cycle) and the updated pattern (i.e. Rotating Cycle1).