Limit number of selection for individual registration options
Automatic cap of event registrations is currently set for the whole event only.
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.
Which extra sessions you want to attend?
 Golf $150 - Max 30
 strip club $100 - <No Max>
 History museum $20 - Max 50
This is absolutely essential. A deal-breaker. We have banquets, trips, and other functions within an event that are limited by space. It's ridiculous that I have to monitor the capacity of these functions manually and then remove custom field/option entirely. PLEASE FIX IMMEDIATELY.
Skotty Dawg commented
THIS IS A NO-BRAINER FUNCTION THAT THE DEVELOPERS NEED TO WORK ON. ADDS IMMENSE FELX TO THE EVENTS
We are in need of this feature and use it with all of our larger events. We just started using Wild Apricot for event registrations, but may need to consider another source if this is not an option.
This is HUGE for us and causing us to seek out other event management options with some of the organizations we run. PLEASE FIX!!
Mark Lindsay (Webmaster) commented
Please implement this short-coming ASAP. I just discovered this snag and needs to be implemented.
10 years with no changes to this setup 'glitch'? This does present problems for organizations. Please consider adding this feature.
Mary Napier commented
I have needed this for at least five years now. And I have a few clients who won't move to WA due to the fact that their breakout sessions (separate from the main event) can't have limits automatically setup.
It is very important to have limits on individual options within an event. Our organization has options for different classes each having a limit and we currently have to monitor during signups and post a notice on the event details screen that some are full (and hope people read the notice and no one signs up for the filled ones).
Gordon Vernon commented
I would like the ability to place limits on custom fields, with or without a charge, in the registration form for events.
This feature is what may hold us back from moving over to Wild Apricot. I'm kind of shocked that it hasn't been implemented after almost 10 years of continuous interest!
This would be a valuable feature for us too. We're selling a limited number of raffle tickets for an event, and I can't keep checking registration to see how many have been sold.
We too need to be able to have an event with sub-events and limit the sign-up number per sub-event. We have an outing with different hikes available, but each hike needs a registration cap. Once the registration cap for the particular hike is met, the system should not allow people to sign up for that hike.
Plus, if you sign up for an all day hike, you should not be able to accidentally sign up for one of the 1/2 day hikes for the same day.
Mary Napier commented
I have a client wanting to move to Wild Apricot, and not having this function is the only reason they haven't. Please implement this!
Christiane Dowsing commented
This would be great! Hope it comes to fruition.
Sorry Matthew, no updates.
Katya, Events development team
Any updates on this feature?
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?
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.
Association Coordinator commented
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.
Louise McMinn commented
This would be so helpful for many of our events.
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:
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.