Bulk import of attendees
We sometime invoice institutions for a group of attendees. It would be great to have an excel file that can be imported per event to populate the list of attendees.
I'd like to be able to import registrants from other systems such as Eventbrite or Facebook into Wild Apricot after the fact. Sometimes I am also just given a list of names and emails from corporate sponsors and would like to add them in bulk.
Our monthly general meeting do not require registration - those who show up, show up.
We have a sign-in sheet. We would like to then register these members after the fact so that we have a permanent online record of who attended the event. We can also use this for checking which members are most active.
The current system only allows one member to be selected from the list. It would be helpful if we could hold the control key & select multiple members to add at once.
Stuart McClain commented
DEFINITELY! There are times that we need to use outside registration system and want to track those who attended the event. The registration here is great for smaller less complicated events - but sometimes additional flexibility or functionality is needed.
YESSSS!!!! Our organization has regular monthly membership meetings. We don't want to require every member to have to register every month. We would like for the list of members to be imported for each member, and then we just mark who attended at each meeting.
This would save me an awful lot of time and reduce the risk of typos.
I'm always for sharing love :)
Leisl Moriarty commented
As other platforms are offering add-ons to what WA provides, this function will be invaluable to allowing customers integrate and leverage other technologies that support our work. From mobile apps to providing Continuing Education, this feature is necessary to keep WA relevant and supportive of customer's needs.
Evgeny, is it possible to share the love as you did with Brandon below?
Brandon Longley commented
Thank you Evgeny the API Call function works GREAT!
Now I'm going to get my excel list of registrants, merge their details with MS Word into the API code and import all of my registrants.
Can't wait to begin online check-ins for membership events!
This would help a lot as we often put on events for corporate clients who wish to handle the registration themselves.
I have a case for needing to import event registration information. We have 95 persons registered (so far) for an event. We added a new registration field. I need to update that field with information I have.
To update 95 registrations, I have to go into each one, click edit, set the field, Save, Cancel invoice update, click Back, click Next. And do this 95 times. We typically have 250-300 registrants. This manual process is too time consuming.
I would like it if I could export registrations to XLS, make edits, then import back to the event.
Adding my vote here.
Would like to be able to import either from Excel or directly register according to search results (eg Wednesday Seniors volunteers).
As it is I have to print out a list, go to event, add registrant, search for name, create registration, go back, add registrant.... This gets pretty frustrating when you've got 50 participants.
The ability to upload a registration list for an event or a way to choose multiple members at the same time so you do not have to save them all individually. Similar feature for sending emails; ability to select multiple names at once or import a contact list. (Contact list already created to register new members who took our course).
I have an event that is chargeable. I did not use an event in WA to identify participants but do have a list of attendees. Now I have to invoice each attendee individually. Would like to be able to upload an Excel (or CSV file) by member number to generate the invoices.
Be able to add all members to an event so I can check them in. Right now it's difficult to add everyone one by one. Our members will not RSVP but we want to track their attendance by checking them in.
Ed T commented
I would like the ability to register to an event a whole membership level with one click with the option of those added to automatically get confirmation email notifications
We are presently having an event in which members are free but non members get charged. It took me over a half an hour to find, add, and send notification of their free registration to just 15 people in 2 membership levels.
Katie Radosevic commented
Yes, in addition to adding an attendee list from a spreadsheet, I would LOVE to be able to add a whole "Group" of contacts to be registered for a particular event. This way they get the automatic event reminders for events they have already committed to.
Thank you for your consideration! This would save lots of time on our end.
What is the main reason to use Eventbrite? Printing tickets, or anything else? I would rather focus on improving built-in event management functionality...
We used Eventbrite to create meal ticket orders and print them. It would be nice to be able to import their Meal ticket order # into their event registration so that we can export that information out when needed for name badges etc.
We also track whether a person has completed their conference evaluations and Act 48 Professional Development credits earned for our records.
We found it very cumbersome to edit 400 event registration records one by one.
Can you elaborate you scenario? Like who is doing this and why do you need to have bulk import instead of simple editing records one by one? You comments will help with analysis and design (when it comes to this point)
James Kerich commented
I am in agreement with this request. We would really like the ability to load the attendee list from a spreadsheet. This is useful when the registration process is done offline of WA. The way it is now, we have manually go in and add them which takes a significant amount of time. Having the ability to just load the list would be great.