The custom calendar is DealTrack's way of supporting the configuration of deals that don't follow the regular calendar period, such as fortnightly or 4-weekly deals.
Configuring custom calendars allows you to efficiently set-up and report on deals relating to the specific periods you have configured. These deals can span over as many periods as you would like.
For example, you could split up the calendar year into 13 periods, where each period is 4 weeks long. This will allow for deals of 4 weeks in length.
Setting up your custom calendar
The 'Custom Calendars' tab can be found in the structure area of the config section. Here you can edit, delete, publish and unpublish your custom calendars. Clicking the add button will display several options where you can choose the name, start date and relevant use type (deal, reporting or deal entry and reporting) for the custom calendar.
Please note that a custom calendar can only be deleted once it has been unpublished and can only be unpublished when it is no longer in use.
When setting up your deal, you can choose from the periods configured in this calendar to be the dates for which the deal runs between.
When choosing a reports start and end date, when a custom calendar is active, you are presented with the same dialog box as above.