We've just upgraded from Myriad 3 to 4. I just recently noticed that Autotrack was ignoring forced styles in our rules eg. we have an "Overnight Suitable" rule for overnights where only songs with an "Overnight Suitable" style can be picked, but songs that aren't overnight suitable are being scheduled.
I've since discovered the "Enable 'Style' Scheduling as a virtual category" option in the database settings, so I assume the way forward is to enable that, go into the rule and tick the Overnight Suitable style, and change the Overnight clock so that all of the songs are scheduling from the "<Styles>" category is this correct?
My second question is, I noticed within the show rules that all of the styles have a 0 against them, which would suggest that songs with any sort of style are being ignored, but that doesn't appear to be the case when I pick a song at random that has been scheduled to see if it has styles, some of them do. Is it the case then that if they are all set to 0, Autotrack can pick from any of them or do I need to go through every rule and set them to something? It doesn't seem to be actively rejecting songs with styles at the moment regardless of them all being set to 0, just not forcing them in when it should.
Simon Temby, Programme Controller, Auckland Hospital Radio.