The blue play/run buttons at the top left of all Alastri applications, above the Setup Task list, are used to confirm that the project setup steps have been completed correctly and to run them to proceed to the next task or Scheduling/Database tabs.
Setup Tasks Run buttons
Re-Run Current button. Used to re-run the current step, for example, after making changes.
If the data in the step is populated correctly, it will be confirmed - marked with a green ticks, but you will stay on that step.
RunNext button. Used to confirm the current step and proceed to the next one.
If the data in the step is populated correctly, it will be confirmed - marked with a green ticks and you will automatically move on to the next setup step.
If you have filled in the step incorrectly, it will be marked with a yellow triangle and you will not be able to proceed to the next step until you have corrected the errors.
Run All button. Used to confirm and run all the setup tasks.
If all steps are completed correctly, they will be marked with green ticks and you will be able to move to other tabs of the project.
Periods and Scenarios Run buttons
Scheduling software (Production Scheduler and Tactical Scheduler) that have a Schedule tab also have a panel of buttons for confirming and running individual periods and scenarios.
Periods and Scenarios Run buttons in Schedule tab
Run Period button. Used to run a single period within a selected scenario.
Periods are run in order. You can also use the F9 key to run periods.
When running the periods, the bar of the corresponding scenario will be proportionally colored green, and when changes are made to one of the periods, the scenario will be displayed in yellow until it is run again.
Run Current Scenario button. Used to run the currently selected scenario.
All periods will run and the scenario bar will turn green. If you make changes to any of the periods - the scenario will be displayed in yellow until it is run again.
You can also use the F10 key to run current scenario.
Run All button. Used to run all scenarios.
All periods will run and the scenario bar will turn green. If changes are made to any of the periods - the scenario will be displayed in yellow until it is run again.
All Alastri applications have two help buttons, shown in the image below.
Click the Help button in the top bar to access the documentation section for the application used ("Documentation" option), see the amount of RAM it’s using, and read version and copyright information ("About" option).
Help button dropdown
Click the Help button (blue question mark) to get detailed information on the current setup task - you will be automatically redirected to the relevant documentation page.