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Limit number of selection for individual registration options

Current behavior:
Automatic cap of event registrations is currently set for the whole event only.

Desired behavior:
Many people use custom event fields to handle registrations for specific sessions within large events. What's needed is the ability to specify for each option in such fields that it should be limited to certain number of people. Once the limit is reached, option should become unavailable.
An example:
Which extra sessions you want to attend?
[] Golf $150 - Max 30
[] strip club $100 - <No Max>
[] History museum $20 - Max 50

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    Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • MattMatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would really be helpful to be able to have people register for sub-events within one main event. Register for the Conference, then choose which breakout sessions you will attend. From what I can tell, Wild Apricot does not have this functionality, correct?

      • BonnieBonnie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have limits on the extra items on the registration form in events.

        We currently have to monitor and change the extra items to (Sold Out + name of event_______) when they fill up. This requires an export of the registration list and sorting of events to check quantities. It would save a lot of time if they could be limited.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having to manually monitor the 'add-on' event options nearly defeats the point of having an event registration system.

        Once the extra event reaches capacity, there is no way to 'stop' or 'block' additional people from adding it. People continue to add the extras and then we have to email, explain, and issue refunds. Pointless extra work and costly with the labour involved. Too many manual work-arounds needed to try and make WA event registrations function.

      • Team EventsAdminTeam Events (Event Management, Wild Apricot) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry, we didn't make it in 2016. We had to change our plans to address more urgent and important staff.

        This year we're focusing on top requested items:
        https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/filters/top

        For Events area you can see the list here: https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/category/127234-events
        "Limit number ..." has less than 100 votes. There are 9 more ideas with more votes at the moment and we (Events team) hope to implement 4-5 of them.

        So, to be honest with you there're not many chances for this feature in nearest future.

        I can't say anything about next year either, we trying to avoid making promises we can't keep.

        Yuri Karatunov

      • LLLL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What is the status of this feature? Obviously it didn't roll out in January 2016 as planned... :(

      • aeroclubaeroclub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great feature, but what I'd REALLY like to see is an open source plug-in model (a.k.a Wordpress) so that we could all start bulding our own enhancements instead of having to wait for the company.

      • BonnieBonnie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to be able to place a limit on items that can be added to the event registration form where you can "Customize Event Specific Fields". We need to limit some of those because they cannot click on multiple registration types when registering.
        Example :

        Tour of Facilities
        Yes - $15.00
        No - $0.00

      • dave Meldrumdave Meldrum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We Could use this feature to get around the problem of disabling an Item. We have to give the caterer 10 days notice of the number of meals. So we could clamp down the maximum to stop people from selecting meals after the cutoff date.

      • Edward ClarkEdward Clark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our conferences have many workshop choices each day, some in rooms with limited capacity. We have been using rsvpBOOK for our event registrations and that program allows limits for each option. I would like to use WA for this so that we are not having to coordinate two different online applications.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We will move back to wild Apricot to manage our conference once this gets turned on. Now Wild Apricot just needs a easy to use speaker management system with assignable sessions.

      • Joe at NSGPJoe at NSGP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is absolutely awesome! It solves many problems for us.
        Our conference is the first week of June and we start registering in March.
        I look forward to integrating this function into this years' event.
        Thanks!
        Joe DeAngelis
        Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy

      • naisulanaisula commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just want to add my thumbs up on getting this capability up & running. Bummed that it won't be until Jan 2016, but thanks for working on it.

      • JennJenn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a huge improvement for us. Due to this (and a few other big limitations), we have been researching other registration options. During our conference, we host tours and workshops with limits. With the inability to limit this on the registration form, I have to create an entire new event for tours and workshops so I can turn them off individually as limits are reached. This forces our attendees to have to register two to three times (their regular registration, a tour, and/or a workshop). This is VERY cumbersome for me to manage and for our attendees to deal with. Priority on this would be awesome!

      • minisamminisam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the need to be able to limit specific items in the registration form. For instance, we use the form radio buttons to give members options to sign up for classes. Example:

        Friday Night Classes:

        A1 Make a dollhouse table ($40) Limit 10

        A2 make a dollhouse chair by Sally Sue ($25) Limit: 12

        A3 Construct a terrarium by Terri Tuttle ($55), Limit 5

        It is hard to manage limits since we can't remove a radio option once it is full. Having the limits allows us to prevent over-selling those courses.

      • Amon HoustonAmon Houston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm in the same situation as you. It's very typical for events to have multiple workshops, and the fact this isn't in years later is rather crazy.

        I've done a lot of researching into work arounds, and there is none. Right now in WA the solution is: 'tough it out'.

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