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Selectively omit session time

  • 1.  Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-22-2021 15:34
    I use sessions for attendees to purchase shirts so I can collect the size.
    I'd like to omit the time.
    Any ideas?

    #Flex-Creating/ManagingEvents

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 2.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-22-2021 15:48
    Edited by Evan Ring 04-22-2021 15:50

    Hi Steven,

    You could put them in a group and adjust the settings in that group to not show the start and end time of the session. This would limit the attendee from only selecting one shirt within the group, unless you had several groups.

    You could also probably hide the session date / time via a code snippet using javascript. It looks like each div has it's own ID that you can target using javascript to potentially hide. I haven't testing for this use case, but I have used this approach to hide a consent bubble on a registration question that I didn't want to have any values (just needed a conditional statement based on a field value and admission item). You couldn't use a code widget though on the event website because that would insert it within an iframe and not be able to interact with the rest of the page. So it would have to be a code snippet.

    Best,
    Evan



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    Evan Ring
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    Dow Jones & Co., Inc
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  • 3.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-22-2021 16:03
    It is perplexing to me that the only way to get rid of the session time is to create a session group but that's what I have had to do too.

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    Jayne Ferro
    Support Staff Specialist
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  • 4.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-22-2021 16:13

    Hi Steve,

     

    Can you not use Quantity Items.

     

    Best regards,

    Michael

     

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  • 5.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-22-2021 16:20
    When I have to add additional questions I do this via a separate page that contains the questions on the reg site then I can gather the info via reports.....not sure if this would work for you.

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    Giselle Rojas
    Meeting Coordinator
    Merck & Co.
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  • 6.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-22-2021 16:31
    @Evan Ring Hadn't thought about a session group. Each size would then be one session. That can work.
    @Michael Gaytan Using qty items would require a separate qty item for each size. Would use too much screen real estate.
    @Giselle Rojas I usually use a separate page for questions if there are a lot of questions. In this case, there will be.

    I've only built a couple very simple flex registrations. Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we are getting make to in person events, I need to convert my classic registrations to flex.​ I had a year to think about them. :)

    Thanks all.​​​​​

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 7.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-22-2021 17:20
    I like this a lot better. Just need to play around with the formatting. :)



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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 8.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-22-2021 17:24
    Edited by Michael Gaytan 04-22-2021 17:24
    Hi Steve,

    You could also create a custom event field or custom session field and add the different type t-shirts as a pull down single or multi-select box.
    To hide anything in Cvent, make the text the same color as the background color!

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Michael Gaytan
    Director of Technology
    MeetingAdvice, Inc.
    MichaelG@meetingadvice.com
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  • 9.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-22-2021 18:25
    Michael,
    I don't think that would eliminate the start time though.

    I do have text that matches the background in some places.
    For instance, guest registrations are automatically assigned a specific reg type because there is only one choice.
    But I believe I still have to have the widget. No one needs to see it, so the text matches the background.

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 10.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-23-2021 09:09
    Keep in mind that hiding things from view by making the font color match the background color can work for most viewers of your site, but it could potentially confuse those who use a screen reader (due to accessibility needs) since for them the text is still very much there.

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    Todd Leister
    Assistant Director
    Bucknell University
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  • 11.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-23-2021 11:43
    @Todd Leister Good point. It is a trade off until we have more control using CSS.​

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 12.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-23-2021 11:50
    @Steven Schlossman are we going to get more control with CSS in FLEX?​

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    Evan Ring
    Senior Operations Manager
    Dow Jones & Co., Inc
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  • 13.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-23-2021 11:54
    @Evan Ring I thought that was on the roadmap. Initially when flex was released it wasn't even on the table. I can see why cvent wouldn't want customers tinkering with css. It would make trouble shooting issues harder. But it is something that many of us need. Hopefully someone else will chime in.​

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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  • 14.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Posted 04-23-2021 12:21
    @Steven Schlossman yes I remember the same as well. I think they replaced "advanced coding mode (css)" with the code widget option. This code widget is cool as you can build something custom into their page but it doesn't allow you to style the entire page with css as it goes into an iFrame.​

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    Evan Ring
    Senior Operations Manager
    Dow Jones & Co., Inc
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  • 15.  RE: Selectively omit session time

    Community MVP
    Posted 04-25-2021 00:10
    Well session group did look better but found it doesn't work when you have guests.
    That is unless both registrations are the same size.
    So I am back to a single session using a question for size.

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    Steven Schlossman
    Jack of all trades. Master of none.
    BMW Car Club of America
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