Delete shifts in bulk

Modified on Mon, 20 Mar, 2023 at 10:18 AM

We understand that shift planners sometimes need to start from a clean slate and clear out the shifts of one or more employees and plan the schedule from scratch. It is therefore possible to take such a massive bulk action in Shiftplan and remove a large number of shifts in bulk through the CLEAR SCHEDULE functionality or though the SELECT SHIFTS functionality. 

Similar to bulk creation and bulk copying of shifts, shift managers and planners can now delete unpublished shifts in bulk (many in one go).


How to delete shifts in bulk for an entire week?

Please note that only unpublished shifts can be deleted in bulk from the shift schedule. To delete shifts in bulk: 

  • Navigate to a specific week you can to delete shifts from 

  • Navigate to Actions > CLEAR SCHEDULE  

  • Toggle on - include open shifts - if you want to include the open shifts too for deletion
    Toggle off - include open shifts - if you want to exclude the open shifts from deletion

  • Confirm in the summary screen if the number of shifts being included for deletion is as expected

  • Click on YES, DELETE to take the bulk delete action

How to selectively delete shifts in bulk for an entire week for specific employees?

You can delete and clear off unpublished shifts for a specific employee by using the filters

  • Navigate to filters on the top menu > Employees

  • Select employees you wish to filter out and click on APPLY to apply the filters

  • Once the employees are filtered out go to Actions > CLEAR SCHEDULE

  • You will see a notification that filters are now applied for the deletion 

  • Once you make sure that the deletion summary is correct, click on YES, DELETE

  • Unpublished shifts for the specific employees will be deleted from the selected week

Proceed with the CLEAR SCHEDULE functionality with caution, as this actions of deleting many shifts in bulk cannot be reverted. 

How to delete specifically a few shifts?

In case you don't want to delete an entire week's worth of shifts but still need to delete to many shifts to do it one by one, you can use the action to SELECT SHIFTS. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to a specific week you can to delete shifts from 

  • Navigate to Actions > SELECT SHIFTS  

  • Select the shifts you want to delete by clicking on the respective boxes

  • Click on the red bin icon and hit YES, DELETE

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