You can now add custom Date/Time fields to the “Info” and “Booth” tabs of your Events in ExhibitDay.
Custom Date/Time Field Types
There are 6 different Date/Time field types that you can add to your events.
The Date field adds a Calendar control to your events. There is also an optional Notes field that can be used to add notes about the selected date.
The Time field adds a time-selector control to your events. The custom Time field also comes with an optional Time Zone field and an optional Notes field.
3. Date + Time
The “Date + Time” custom field lets you specify a date and a time (i.e. a timestamp). This field provides a calendar control for selecting a date and a time-selector control for specifying a time. This custom field also comes with an optional Time Zone field and an optional Notes field.
4. Date + Time Period
The “Date + Time Period” custom field lets you specify a date and start/end times. This field provides a calendar control for selecting a date and time-selector controls for specifying a start time and an end time. This custom field also comes with an optional Time Zone field and an optional Notes field.
5. Date Range
The “Date Range” custom field lets you specify a start date and an end date using calendar controls. This custom field also comes with an optional Notes field.
5. Date Range with Time
The “Date Range with Time” custom field lets you specify a start date/time and an end date/time using calendar and time-selector controls. This custom field also comes with an optional Time Zone field and an optional Notes field.
You can add tasks to your events by copying tasks from other events.
In order to copy tasks from another event, go to the [Tasks] tab of the event that you’d like to copy tasks into. Then, open the dropdown menu of the [New Task] button and select “Copy tasks from another event”.
Use the Copy Tasks pop-up dialog to select the event you’d like to copy tasks from, and choose the copy options you’d like to use. Then, click the [Submit] button at the bottom of the pop-up dialog to compelete the copy/import process.
You can now specify a Check-in/Return Date for Collateral and Multi-Quantity Asset reservations in ExhibitDay.
When reserving a Collateral/Multi-Quantity Asset for an event, use the “Return to Storage / Check-in” section of the reservation form to specify if/when the items will return back to storage.
When to choose the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option:
In certain cases, the items that get checked out either do not return back to storage at all, or, only some portion of the quantity checked-out gets returned back to storage. For example, if 500 Logo Pens are checked out for an event, some or none of the Logo Pens may return back to storage after the event. In such scenarios, choose the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option. If/when any portion of item(s) end up getting sent back to storage, you can make a manual inventory adjustment entry for this asset at the storage location the items are returned to.
Also, in certain scenarios, some portion of the items checked-out may even go to a different location after the event (e.g. 15 chairs are checked out for an event, 5 of them return to the original storage location and 10 get shipped directly to a different event and get returned at a later date); in such cases, it is also recommended that the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option be selected so that manual inventory adjustments are made upon actual arrival of the items at each location.
When to choose the ‘Everything comes right back after the event’ option:
Choose this option only if you know that all quantities of this asset checked-out for this reservation will return back to the same storage location after the event. The system will automatically make the inventory adjustment entry (increase) for the check-in on the specified return date. For example, if 15 chairs are reserved for an event, and after the event, all 15 chairs will return to the same storage location they were checked-out from, then you can select this option and specify the return date — this way, the system will automatically mark an inventory increase on the return date, and you won’t have to ‘check-in’ (by adding an inventory adjustment entry for the return).