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Unique identifier-Bookings

Posted: November 13, 2012 at 3:13 am

costas chatzimichalis

November 13, 2012 at 3:13 am

Hello , we would like to buy the Business License for Registering users and booking option to our Venue
We would like to have online booking calendar and a registration form linked with the bookings.
Could we issue a UniqueID identifier within Event Espresso???

We need something like
Where XX is a Unique Number followed by
YY:Date,ZZ:Session Nr,PP:Seat Nr

For eg. If someone wanted today to book a seat between 15.05 and 15.20 he would be assigned the

UNQ000001 is the unique ID starting from 1 to UNQ999999.
Also the C01 is a number between 1 and 15 and C is for shift 1 while for eg. D is for shift 2 ,so 30 shifts total
Last S is for seat and it is a number of 1 to 10

So if someone registers for the first time, we want to have a unique ID (in this case the UNQ000001) while if he books again ,the system should know the user is already registered . So he will have 2 bookings in the history of the system for the same user. For eg One as UNQ000001_13112013C01S01 and another one as UNQ000001_15112013D14S09

Also ,we want to assign a payment method (Cash) with this setup. Is this doable??

Thank you

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

November 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

An event calendar and registration are built-in features of Event Espresso. So is having Cash/check as a payment method. What you’re asking for what sounds like a custom registration id for each attendee would need to be custom developed. However we do have a unique identifier for each attendee, but no, they are not tagged with a specific code for each attendee, they’re just randomly-generated.

costas chatzimichalis

November 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for the response. Is there a way to have this ID,so we can develop a workflow for tagging this with our registered users? Is it internal or after a registration we can have knowledge of this unique ID so we can tag it with the registered user and his email?? (For eg. in a custom XL sheet)


Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

November 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

The registration ID is created when the attendee is created (which happens when they submit their information in the registration form). Again, though, there is no common prefix like what you were describing. If the same attendee registers for 5 events, they’ll get 5 different registration ids. You would need to either use the WP User Integration add-on and require the user to register for the site (in which case you could pull up their WordPress user ID) or custom develop a solution that gave everyone with, say, the same email address a specific registration ID prefix so all registrations from the same attendee could be pulled up explicitly.

FYI, this will be completely unnecessary in 3.2 which is in development, as pulling up information about specific attendees and what events any single attendee has registered for will be built-in functionality in 3.2.

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