Event classes are required if you want to have registrations and voting. The reason is that they are all toed together. A registration for an event needs to be within a specific class. That is how registrations are grouped together and the registration number is keyed off of the class number.
Voting is also by class because participants vote for their favorite registration within a class.
Event classes are managed in the event details view. In the center section you will see “Classes”, click on that tab to reveal the class list.
To add a new class click on the “Create Class” button.
The fields for the event class are
- Id – the numeric id for the class (used for registration numbering)
- Section – [optional] you can use this if you setup classes to be in physical sections (or areas) at your event.
- Description – A description for the class
To edit an event class click on the row (not the checkbox in the left column) to open the row in the class dialog.
Class numbering is really important because each registration will need to be placed in a class, and the registration number is generated by selecting the next available number in the class.
For example, if you set the class id to 100, the registrations will be numbered 101, 102, 103… So for the next class you will want to use an ID that is high enough that you won’t have overlapping ID’s If you expect that you will not have more than 100 in a class, we recommend you use 100, for your first class, 200 for your second class, 300 for your third, and so on. In this scenario, If you have classes that can have more than 100 you would want to find a way to split the class up so that you will not have more than 100 in a class.
Class numbering is critical to a successful event.