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Event Types: What They Are and How to Create Them

This article explains what event types are used for and how to create a new event type.

Event types are use to categorize or sub-divide events in the system.  Here are examples of common event types:

  • Meeting
  • Conference
  • Class
  • Wedding
  • Fundraiser

When you search for events with the Find Events feature, you can use event type to limit or filter the list of events displayed. Event types are also using in Analytics, allowing you to get answers to questions like "How many weddings were held in Building 1 last month?"

To create an event type:

  1. Go to Settings > Event Types. A list of all of the event types in the system will be displayed.
  2. Click Add Event Type to create a new record or select an event type from the list to edit it.

Each time you create a new event in the system, you can specify the event type. You can also change the event type on an existing event by editing the event information.

This video demonstrates how to create an event type.

 

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