Constellation
Constellation Features
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Glossary
CONSTELLATION GRAPH
Scheduling Constraints
Sport Schedule Requirements
Tipi di vincoli
Constellation Census
Constellation Iustitia
Constellation Gare
Rimborsi arbitrali AIA
Literature on Sports Scheduling
Constellation Features  
WHAT IS FIXTURE
absolute control over all aspects of Sports Scheduling


WHAT IS FIXTURE
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WHAT IS FIXTURE?
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The Fixture is scheduled sport event.

Fixture record is defined by this 15 data fields:
- Season
- CompetitionName
- CompetitionCode
- Division
- Round
- AndataRitorno
- HomeTeam
- GuestTeam
- VenueCode
- Day
- Date
- Time
- FixtureStatusCode
- Result
- Referee

Lists open game time slots to help you reschedule rainouts or cancellations.
A fixture can be Cancelled, Postponed or Abandoned. But we can say that more than 95% of fixtures become effective sport events.
The Constellation fixture scheduler creates fixtures for all teams in a division on the specified dates and times, respecting all binding/pairing constraints with other teams, whenever it is possible.
FIXTURE should try to meet all constraints.
Before start assigning teams in divisions you have to set all CONSTELLATION GRAPHS for each team of each club:
a/ Set the dates and times when fixtures should take place each week, and venue availability calendars, i.e. availability and preferred calendars for league, divisions, teams and venues
b/ Setup exceptions dates when fixtures should not take place e.g. December 25th
c/ Setup the teams in your club(s) and the venues where teams play.
d/ The CONSTELLATION scheduler enables venue sharing between leagues, divisions and teams
e/ If all constraints cannot be met then conflicts can be resolved via the conflict checker.
f/ venue and team compatibility binding constraints setup

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FIXTURE STATUS REPORTS
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Available Games and Results Report
The different status of a fixture:
0 - Available Results Report
1 - Open game time slot you can reschedule rainouts or other cancellations.
2 - Canceled a fixture which was canceled and will not be re-arranged at a later date
3 - Postponed a fixture which was canceled
4 - Home/ Away Walkover A home win irrespective of the result (which is optional). Win and result applied to tables.
5 - Home / Away Win Penalties Used to progress a team to the next round of a championship if the result was a draw.
6 - Abandoned Fixture was not completed, score shown as a result. Not reflected in table.


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FIXTURES adjustments, recovery and score
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FIXTURES MAINTENANCE and match results
FIXTURE RECORD FORMAT
Season|CompetitionName|CompetitionCode|Division|Round|AndataRitorno|HomeTeam|GuestTeam|VenueCode|Day|Date|Time|FixtureStatus|Result|Referee
During the football season, for various reasons, often you need to make changes to the already scheduled calendar.

Five changes are possible:
These fixture variations are possible in the page.. FIXTURES ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE COMPETITION: xxxxxxx

FIXTURES module contains the list of all the fixtures of a competition and via the appropriate menu and "function buttons" it is possible to make modifications.

m1) Change date / Change the date of a single fixture; Date changes(m1) of the fixtures should be inside the same week.
m2) Change time / Change the time of a single fixture;
m3) Change the field-venue / you can change the field, and enter / select a new field_code

m4) Swap the fixtures and fields
Swap example:
before
The game is played between the teams A and B and match is on field 1
The game is played between the teams C and D and match is on field 2
after
The game is played between the teams A and B and match is on field 2
The game is played between the teams C and D and match is on field 1

m5) re-schedule round / reassign an another calendar date for ALL fixtures of some particular match-day
One can reassign an another calendar date to all matches/fixtures of some particular match-day' of a selected competition.

Automatically it will be replaced, in all related fixtures, the current code N with the code: K = rescheduled

If/when date changes(m1) in the fixtures go on for more than a week, then (m5) option is preferable.
Moving meeting dates for days when you are using full days of competition will be carried out on dates other than those pre-scheduled.
The shifting of entire match-days, Constellation have with particular attention in the case of slip of the Competition of one or more weeks.
One match per day for a team when reassigning an another calendar date for ALL fixtures of some particular match-day, the Constellation assures, that the new date does not assign two fixtures of a team, to one single date.

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FIXTURES module contains the list of all the fixtures of a competition and via the appropriate menu and "function buttons" it is possible to make modifications.

Main menu / first screen:
Select competition > drop-down menu
Select division > drop-down menu
Select round > drop-down menu or alternatively Select match-date > drop-down menu

function buttons:
[Find fixtures with selected parameters] [Re-schedule round] [Swap the fixtures and fields]

Second screen for [Find fixtures with selected parameters]
To all enlisted fixture results it is possible to make modification:
m1) Change date
m2) Change time
m3) Change the field-venue