Displaying Custom Fields on the Booking Calendar

Kurt Lingohr -

By default, the booking calendar shows basic information about the booking, such as the purpose and destination.

For some time now, PoolCar has had the ability to display the values of any custom fields. This, however, was all or nothing. You either had to show all the fields, or none.

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From version 8.3.1, a new feature lets you fine tune what is displayed on the booking calendar. You can now select individual fields to display, as opposed to all or nothing.

 

How to Display Custom Fields on the Calendar

By default, the Application Setting to show custom field values on the booking calendar is disabled. It can be enabled by going to System Admin menu > Application Settings then scrolling down, or finding with Ctrl-F the text "Bookings on the calendar should display values of custom fields". Set this Yes, scroll down and click the Save button.

Note this will now show every custom field on the calendar, which leads us into the the new feature of v8.3.1!

 

How To Display Only Certain Fields

Once the Application Setting is set to Yes (above), you can show or hide individual custom field values on the calendar.

From the System Admin menu, click Booking Form Custom Fields which is found under the System Data heading.

Locate the field you wish to hide, click Edit, tick or untick the box where it says "Display on Calendar?" and click the Save button.

Please note - 

  • If you had already enabled Bookings on the calendar should display values of custom fields prior to v8.3.1 (March 2018) then by default all custom fields will be set to YES (show on calendar). To hide individual fields you will need to edit then untick the ones you want to hide.

  • If you have enabled Bookings on the calendar should display values of custom fields after  v8.3.1 (March 2018) then by default all custom fields will be set to hidden. To show individual fields you will need to edit then tick the ones you want to show.

 

Booking Receipt Emails

This setting does not apply to Booking Receipt Email's. All custom field values are emailed to the booking holder even if fields are hidden.

 

 

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