MIDAS Documentation v4.20
Manage Booking Settings
There are a number of settings under the "Bookings" tab of the "Manage MIDAS" screen (accessed via the MIDAS Admin Options toolbar icon) specifically relating to handling of bookings within your MIDAS system. These settings are:
Booking AlternativesThese settings allow MIDAS to offer alternative venues/times if the desired venue/times are unavailable.
Three main options are available:
Account for Pending Booking Requests when checking Booking AvailabilityBy default, when making bookings or booking requests, MIDAS doesn't take into account any outstanding Pending Booking Requests when checking Booking Availability. For example, if a booking request is currently "pending" for Room 1 on Monday from 9am-10am, whilst it remains "pending", other actual bookings or booking requests can still be made for this same venue/time slot.
To prevent any other bookings or requests from being made in slots where "pending" booking requests are still awaiting approval, select this option. MIDAS will then show "Unavailable" for subsequent bookings or booking requests that would conflict with outstanding booking requests.
Booking SpacingThe Booking Spacing settings enforce a "gap" (free space) in minutes before and/or after bookings. For example, this allows you to ensure there's adequate setup/clean up time between adjacent bookings, so that two consecutive bookings in the same venue don't take place back to back with no break in between.
Enable Tentative BookingsIf selected, Tentative Bookings will be enabled, and rules for expiring tentative bookings will be automatically enabled.
If unselected, tentative bookings will be disabled and any further auto-expiration of any tentative bookings will be halted.
"Send Booking Confirmation" OptionSets the default state (on by default / off by default / always on) of the "Send Booking Confirmation" selector which is presented to users on the Booking Availability screen. The "Send Booking Confirmation" selector itself allows an automated confirmation email to be sent to a client when bookings are added/modified for them.