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When you are satisfied with your optimizer results you may publish your section changes (rooms AND times, as applicable) back to your production section file (with appropriate user permissions).


Sections that were edited in the sandbox are flagged in the database as modified.  Only modified sections are published to production.  This prevents sections that may have been edited in production from being overwritten by unchanged sections from the sandbox.  If the section record was modified, then the section in production is overwritten by the section in the sandbox.


Before publishing to production, Astra Schedule double checks the optimizer results against your production section file for the following possible publishing issues:


Changes to production room assignments have created conflicts with the sandbox room assignments


Changes to production room controls have impacted room scheduling


If either situation is encountered, the application will display a list of the sections affected and the issue that is preventing them from being updated. You may ignore the issues and choose to publish everything except conflicts, or cancel the operation.


1.Click the Prepare to Publish button at the top of the sandbox results window.
They system will review production room assignments and controls and gather any conflict information.


2.If no conflicts are found, the system will display a confirmation message.  Click Yes to continue and publish the sandbox sections.


3.If the system identifies any conflicts with production data, those conflicts are displayed for review.
You may continue and publish only the non-conflicting section changes, or cancel and continue to edit the sandbox results.


NoteNOTE:  If you are exporting room assignments made in Astra Schedule to your SIS, please note that you MUST perform a batch export after publishing even if you have real-time  export enabled.  Real-time export does not recognize the publish process as a real-time change due to the volume of data that may be published.