A schedule field is a specialized date/time field that contains a schedule start and end date, an event start and end time and an optional set of recurrence rules. Together, they define a sequence of date/time values. Schedule fields are typically used in articles describing events such as concerts, meetings etc.
A schedule field is defined as follows:
<field name="when" type="schedule"> <ui:label>Schedule</ui:label> </field>
A schedule is defined by:
A schedule start date
Either a schedule end date or a specified number of occurrences
An event start and end time
A recurrence specification (daily, weekly on Fridays, etc.)
When a content item containing a schedule field is stored, all of the event occurrences defined by the schedule are indexed, and can be searched by their start date. You can search for a list of content items contain scheduled events that start within a certain start date range.
You can limit the maximum number of occurrences users are allowed to
specify by setting the
maxOccurrences property in
file in one of you installation's configuration
layers. If you do not specify this, then a default
occurrence limit of
100 is used. For information
about configuration layers, see
The Content Engine.