Event color-coding allows the user to assign customized colors to text and the background colors of personnel events on the Schedule Board. This article explains the following:
where to access the Event Type Colors settings; and
how to choose custom colors for personnel events
how to edit custom colors for Event Categories
In order to utilize this feature, the Event Type Colors need to be customized by the user organization. To access these settings go to My Company>Profile>Schedule Board> Event Type Colors.
Event-type colors are set at the company level and cannot be modified at the user level. This is to maintain consistency for all users across the application. The user roles which have the ability to set both the text and the background colors of events that will display on the Schedule Board include:
Once in the Event Type Colors settings, click in the text field to select from the color spectrum for the event and click Save. Alternatively, the user can enter the RGB # manually into the text box and click Save.
These changes can be seen by accessing the Schedule Board and hovering over the Legend or viewing the event on the timeline. To learn how to access the Schedule Board view our guide, Schedule Board, Accessing and Viewing for step-by-step instructions.
Event Category Colors
The event category is a customizable list that can be accessed via the Global Settings in the company account, My Company > Global Settings > General > Duty/Event Categories > [create/edit a category].
At the top of this page, the Event types give the ability to select a Default Category. This will present itself when creating an event on both the Web and Mobile Applications.
Once inside the Event Category, choose the appropriate Event Types that apply to the Category. For Instance, Flight Activity would have the Toggle for Duty Time selected. Hard Day off would have Hard Day off and out of Office possibly. The color-coding can then be set "By Type" which will then use the color coding outlined within the Company Profile for Event Types or it can be toggled to "Custom," the events with this event category will display in the color values given here and NOT the ones of the event type, regardless of what event type is applied.
Note: Given an account has custom colors assigned to an event category, then they will appear in the Schedule Board color legend. These will be listed alphabetically by the category name, below the event type colors, and above the flight colors.