We are using the Event function to create online forms (requiring credit card purchases) in an attempt to avoid having to purchase an expensive and separate forms software package. These forms require that we provide the users confirmation of their data input as well as confirmation of payment received and information on how that payment was determined. The limitations you have placed on where your macros can be utilized within your system are really limiting and frustrating. Much of our user population is not extremely technically proficient and asking them to keep track of two separate emails (an invoice receipt AND a confirmation of data input) is asking a LOT. We really want to be able to incorporate the payment information into the email confirmation along with the rest of the data as we have done in the past. However, you seem to have a limitation (for some unknown reason, which as an accountant I do NOT understand), that invoice macros cannot be used in event emails. WHY NOT???? For now, on the initial form relatively simple form I've done, I finally found a way to come up with the total amount paid via and event field after a lot of trial and error and frustration (it should NOT have been this hard and time-consuming).
Why not open up these fields and make them available in ANY email? Also, I was also looking everywhere for an "event registration date' to use in the email confirmation and could not find anything. I finally looked at the report export fields and found that the field does exist -- it just doesn't seem to be defined as a macro. Again, why not? Can I define it as a macro and use it? One of my upcoming forms to create is a quilt entry form and, it not only has an entry registration deadline, but the registration date can be critical in that we have a maximum number of entries we will accept so "first come, first served". I'm sure entrants will want written confirmation of their registration date. (and not just the email received date since emails can get waylaid or can 'bounceback".)
Thank you for your consideration.