Chains

Updated 1 week ago ​by Déborah Piletti

Activity chains allow you to connect some activities with each other so that a person cannot sign up for one if they are registered for another, even if they are at a different time or on a different day.

This feature is useful when you have a limited number of activities in your event, or when an activity is repeated several times during your event, as it can give an opportunity for more people to participate in them.

Below you will find out how to create chains. If you want to learn the basics of setting up a calendar within the platform, take a look at this other article: Agenda Management

How do I create a chain?

To create a new chain, you need to click on Agenda > Activities. 

Chain creation follows two steps:

  1. In Agenda > Activities, select the activity on the left in which you want to add a chain and go to the Chains tab. Then, click Edit to make changes to this section and press Create chain. This will create a chain with the name of this activity, and it will appear just below the dropdown.
Gif showing how to create a chain: Agenda > Activities > Chain > Edit > Create chain
  1. To connect a chain to another activity, just select the activity and in the Chains tab, you'll see a drop-down bar. You should select the chain you have created and click on Add chain. To save, click End. Note that by adding your chain, it will appear like the image shown below.

How do I delete a chain?

To delete a chain, simply click on the orange trash can icon.

Image of how to delete a chain. Click on the orange button in the right.

How do I know my chain is working?

To check if your chain is working on the platform, check if all the desired activities are with the same chain in the activity list.

If you wish, you can also test by enrolling in one of the connected activities and see if you receive a message that prevents you from enrolling in the activities you have chained.

What does the chain look like on the app?

When accessing the calendar, the attendee will see the two activities, but when signing up for one, the other will automatically become unavailable for enrollment. The other activity will read Not Available.

Screenshot of the app: Not available appears on the screen

                                                         

How can the attendee register for an activity in the app?

Attendees can register themselves for activities by pressing the Pin button on the event calendar.      

Screenshot of how to pin an activity: Pin