We use cookies (just for analytics) on this website. If you continue we will assume you are happy with it. ok

BeBanjo

Back to release notes

Import schedulings

Release date: May 16th, 2013 (Revision 4), download as PDF

Movida has been changed so that the Title Import feature can be used to create, and update, Schedulings (i.e. entries in the schedule of a platform) for Titles (episodes or features), using the Platform, Put Up, and Take Down columns along a new column called “Scheduling Id”.

Please note that this feature cannot be used to update schedulings that were created using the Catch-up module in Movida.

This note describes what has changed in full, and as usual you can contact support or your technical account manager for further clarification.

How to create and schedule a new title

Create a Title Import document as normal (you can use the example file provided by Movida) and enter a valid platform name in the Platform column along with valid Put Up and Take Down dates, and use the Title Import feature to import the document.

2013 05 16 Import Schedulings R4 01

The **Scheduling Id** column **must** be empty, or not included, in the Microsoft Excel document.

Remember that if you want to create a new title and schedule it against multiple platforms then you must specify the appropriate external IDs as described in the table below; if you don’t do this then Movida will create duplicate titles.

How to reschedule existing schedulings for a a title

Use the Schedule to find and select the Titles you want to reschedule and then choose the Export option to create a Schedule Export document containing the Schedule and Metadata; this document will contain a Scheduling Id column that contains the Movida internal reference for each unique Scheduling.

2013 05 16 Import Schedulings R4 02

To reschedule the existing Schedulings all you need to do is change the Put Up and Take Down values for each Platform in the Schedule Export document, and use the Title Import feature to import the document. It is very important that you do not change the values in the Scheduling Id column.

As you’d expect, the External Id column must contain a value otherwise the Title Import will create new titles, even if the Scheduling Id has been specified.

About the Microsoft Excel documents

The default columns for the Title Import and Schedule Export documents are shown below:

Column Notes
Type Must be Feature or Episode; this is a mandatory value.
External Id This is an optional field; used to update Titles.
Name This is a mandatory field.
Episode Number This is a mandatory field, if the Type is “Episode”.
Series External Id This is an optional field; used to update Series.
Series Name This is a mandatory field, if the Type is “Episode”.
Licensor This is an optional field.
Tags This is an optional field.
Asset Name This is an optional field; used to create or update Assets.
Asset Description This is an optional field.
Platform This is a mandatory field, if Put Up and Take Down values are given.
Put Up This is a mandatory field, if a Take Down value is given.
Take Down This is a mandatory field, if a Put up value is given.
Scheduling Id This is an optional field; used to update existing Schedulings. This column is only present in the documents created by the Schedule Export feature.

In addition to these columns there will be also be columns for the Series, Title, and Editorial Version (Asset) Metadata that reflect the configuration of your company in Movida.

The time portion of the Put Up and Take Down values are always local time based on the timezone defined for your company. The date values must be in the format DD/MM/YYYY and you can omit the time portion if you want the schedule to run from 00:00 to 23:59.

Reference

  • movida#924 Ability to import “Schedulings” along with the rest of the fields