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MIDAS Documentation v4.19

Watches

MIDAS has the ability to monitor and notify you when certain booking activity occurs within certain venues, or for particular booking types, and/or resources, allowing you to keep track of their usage within MIDAS.

To setup a "watch" for a venue or venues, first select the icon in the main toolbar.

Click/tap the left side of "My Watches" header to allow you to select one of two options to watch:

Watching Booking Activity

Selecting "Bookings" from the Watch drop-down will display options allowing you to select which venue(s), booking type(s), and/or resource(s) you want to monitor for activity.

Additional "AND"/"OR" and "{ }" grouping options are available to further refine your watch settings. "AND" means two or more conditions must be met, "OR" means either condition must be met to "trigger" a watched event. When three conditions are set (i.e. a Venue, Booking Type and Resource), the grouping brackets "{ }" are used to denote which two of these conditions should be matched first before the third. These options are all are best illustrated with some examples:

ExampleOptions to select
Trigger only when activity occurs for a certain venue only<Venue>
Trigger only when activity occurs for a certain booking type only<Booking Type>
Trigger only when activity occurs for a certain resource only<Resource>
Trigger when activity occurs for either a certain venue or a certain booking type<Venue> OR <Booking Type>
Trigger when activity occurs for a certain booking type within a certain venue<Venue> AND <Booking Type>
Trigger only when activity occurs for a certain venue, of a certain booking type, and includes a certain resource<Venue> AND <Booking Type> AND <Resource>
Trigger only when a certain resource is added either to a certain venue or to a booking of a particular type<Venue> {OR} <Booking Type> AND <Resource>
Trigger when activity occurs for either a certain venue or when a resource is added to a booking of a particular type<Venue> OR <Booking Type> {AND} <Resource>

Finally, there are a number of levels of monitoring available for your "watch":

New Additions Only
You will only be notified when new bookings that match your watch conditions are added

New Additions & Modifications
You will be notified of any new additions or modified bookings that match your watch conditions

Additions, Modifications & Removals
You will be notified of all booking activity that matches your watch conditions

Removals Only
You will be notified of all removed bookings that match your watch conditions

Modifications & Removals of my bookings by others only
You will only be notified if another user modifies/removes a booking that you've previously entered into MIDAS

Watching Consumable Levels

Selecting "Consumables" from the Watch drop-down will list all the consumables defined in MIDAS. You can then set a "threshold" for each consumable, and when the quantity of that consumable falls below the "threshold", MIDAS will trigger a notification for you that that particular consumable is running low, so that you can re-order supplies!

Notifications will be displayed whenever you log on to MIDAS (unless you've chosen not to receive such notifications), and whenever you select the icon in the main toolbar. Additionally, you can use the "Also notify me of Watches via email" setting to have watch notifications sent to your email address as well!

See Also: My Messages