Customizing Your Results Bar posted on March 9th, 2023
by Paul Ziino
The Results Bar in your Schedule Editor can be set up to show a variety of information about the active song in the log. Today we review the various options.
To turn on the Results Bar, click the pulldown on the right side of the wrench icon (Toggle Toolbars) then check “Results Bar.”
The first time you turn on the Results Bar it may be empty, or it may populate with a few items right away. Either way, you can customize it by right-clicking within and selecting Customize. You will be presented with a Customize Results Bar window that looks like this.
You will see available panels for any Keyword field’s Separation and Nearest Plays, Current Date and Hour Displays, Hour Rotation Map, Multi-Station Separation, Nearest Play Yesterday/Same Hour/Same Shift, Shift Hour Rotation, Shift Rotation Map, Song Segue Nearest Plays and Separation, Song Failure Alerts, as well as Song Nearest Plays/Rotation and Separation. Following is a breakdown of each and what they mean.
Current Date Display and Current Hour Display
This tells you where your cursor is, on the date and hour.
Hour Rotation, Shift Hour Rotation, and Shift Rotation
Hour Rotation shows the song plays leading up to the play where your cursor sits.
Shift Hour Rotation shows the plays of this song within the same shift and indicates what shift that is.
Shift Rotation shows the shift sequence in which the current song has played, with dashes on either side of the current play selected.
Song Segue Nearest Plays and Song Segue Separation
Both these panels tell you similar information. Note that the segues are looking at the song where the cursor resides and the song that played before it. Song Segue: Nearest Plays looks back and ahead to when these two songs last played together (in either order), and when they will play together next (in either order). Song Segue: Separation displays this same info, but as a total of Days/Hours/Minutes.
Song Fail Alert, Nearest Plays, Rotation, and Rest
Song Fail Alert will display in Red if the active song violates an unbreakable rule, yellow if the rule is breakable, or blank if no rules are violated.
Nearest Plays tells you the date and time when that song was last scheduled or scheduled next time.
Song Rotation is a mini snapshot of the last 8 days of a song’s play history.
Song Rest tells you the amount of time back and ahead of a song’s play history.
Keyword Nearest Plays and Separation
Keyword Nearest Plays will show you the last/next time a keyword is scheduled.
Keyword Separation will show you the amount of time back and ahead that keyword is scheduled.
You will have a Nearest Plays and a Separation panel available for each keyword field in your database.
Of course I have my favorites—the panels I like to have in my display include Current Hour, Nearest Plays in Same hour and shift, Artist Keywords Separation, Song Separation, and Song Rotation.
Try the different panels out to figure out which work best for you and your station!