MIDAS Documentation v4.20
Manage Booking Types
The "Manage Booking Types" screen (MIDAS Admin Options → Manage Booking Types) allows you setup and configure Booking "Types".
Grouping similar bookings together under a booking type makes them visually easier to identify in the booking grid, and can also affect the associated rates & charges levied for bookings of a particular type.
Additionally, you can also make bookings of a particular type "tentative".
Adding a New Booking Type
Modifying a Booking Type
If renaming a Booking Type, MIDAS will automatically change all existing bookings of the original booking type to that of the new Booking Type
Tip: Try to choose colors which are substantially different from each other in order to make bookings of each type easily distinguishable from each other in the booking grid
Making a Booking Type "Tentative"If "Tentative Bookings" have been enabled, then you'll see some additional options on your Manage Booking Types screen.
Firstly, if the "Bookings of this type are 'tentative' and will auto-expire..." box is ticked for the currently selected Booking Type, subsequent bookings added that are assigned this booking type will be considered "tentative". Tentative bookings will only persist in the system for a limited time before being automatically removed if they've not been confirmed.
The duration (in minutes, hours, or days) that tentative bookings of the selected type will persist for before auto-expiring can be set using the options below this tick box.
You can also set whether the duration a tentative booking remains active for before being auto-expired should be measured from the point in time the tentative booking is added, or count back from the start time of the tentative booking.
For example, if a tentative booking is added to the system at 7am on a given day to take place at 4pm later that same day, then;
Marking a Booking Type "Public"If you've enabled the public request/booking features of MIDAS, and also enabled the Booking Type selector to show in these public areas, only those booking types which you also mark as "Public" will be included in the list of booking types available for selection on public request/booking screens. This allows you, for example, to "hide" your internal booking types from public selection.
Setting a Default Booking TypeIf you set a particular booking type as the default, then if bookings are added without a booking type being selected (or if the booking type selector is hidden from the user entirely), the bookings will automatically be added under the booking type which has been set as the default.
Deleting a Booking Type