Definitions: Blockout Types

The Blockout Types definition determines the available blockouts to use on the appointment schedule and the blockout background color.

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Definitions, Blockout Types.

Note: Requires the Setup, security permission (see Security Permission Details).


To Use solid blockouts instead of outlines on the appointment book, check the Appointment Module Preference. To change the Blockouts text color, see Definitions: Appointment Colors.

To add or edit available blockout types:

  1. Double-click an existing item or click Add to create a new item. The Edit Definition window will open.
  2. Name: Enter the blockout name. This will show on the appointment schedule.
  3. (Optional) Set the Usage of the blockout type. Usage selections are abbreviated in the Flags column of the definitions grid.
    Block appointments scheduling: When checked, prevents appointments from being scheduled over this blockout type (NS flag).
    Disable Cut/Copy/Paste: When checked, disables the cut, copy, and paste functions for this blockout type (DC flag).
  4. Click the colored block to select a blockout Color.
  5. Click OK to save.