"Forecasting and Shift Generation Required"
This is an error message that you may see when reviewing specific schedules on the Scheduling tab. Forecast locks are an optional setting that is utilized by customers who are also using the HotSchedules Forecasting tool.
The setting prevents edits to a schedule until one or both of these actions are taken:
- A forecast is generated for the same week on the Forecasting tab.
- Labor is generated for the same week on the Forecasting tab.
When navigating to a week where these requirements have not been met, these warnings will appear to direct you to the Forecasting tab. You can review which schedules have these settings enabled on the Store Settings page.
Edits cannot be saved on a locked schedule until the forecast requirements are met. A similar error message will display if you attempt to assign a shift to an employee on that schedule.