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The Event Options page

This is the page where you set options and permissions for your event.

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View and layout options

Event Options: The name of your event


Event Options: Keywords

Providing keywords for your event can help search engines to index your event. Separate keywords with commas.

Event Options: Caption for 'Submit'

The caption of the 'submit' button on the input form

Event Options: Caption for 'Cancel'

The caption of the 'cancel' button on the input form.

Event Options: Caption to show Result List

The text to show on the menu tab to show the result list like 'list', 'who is coming', 'result' or whatever is appropriate. Keep it short.

Event Options: Caption to show Input Form

The text to show on the menu tab to show the input form like 'subscribe', 'add', 'join' or 'register'

Event Options: Caption to show Summary

The text for the menu tab to see the summary page.

Event Options: Number of records on a page

The number of records on a page. If there are more records then this number, then you can navigate through the pages with forward and backward buttons.

If the actual number of records is smaller than this number (with other words, all records fit on one page), then searching and sorting records can be done client-site, which is very fast. However, the initial page will take longer to load.

Event Options: Show Registration Code

Each submission is assigned a random 8 character submission code. You can choose here when to show this code.

Event Options: Show timestamp

Choose here whether or when to see the date and time of the submission on the result list.

Event Options: Vertical layout

The default layout for the result list is horizontal: each record displayed on one line with column headers (like a spreadsheet)

Vertical: column headers will be vertical, followed by the value (form view)

Event Options: Default ordering

Ordering of the records on the result page.

Rows can always be sorted other ways by clicking on the column header

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Date options

Event Options: Date format

The date format used for timestamps, dates and emails.

Available formats:

Format Example
dd-mm-yyyy 28-02-2013
mm-dd-yyyy 02-28-2013
yyyy-mm-dd 2013-02-28
dd mmm yyyy 28 Feb 2013
mmm dd yyyy Feb 28 2013

Event Options: Date Range

This defines how the number of days is calculated between two dates and to determine how pairs of date selectors affect each other.

Assume 2 date selectors, A and B (where B comes after A, top to bottom on the form)

Hotel type, check in - check out

A: 10 April (start date)
B: 11 April (end date)

B - A = 1 day (only one night occupancy)

The maximum selectable start date for A is 10 April 2013 (because B is set to 11 April)
The minimum selectable end date for B is 11 April 2013 (because A is set to 10 April)

Per day

A: 10 April 2013 (start date)
B: 11 April (end date)

B - A = 2 days (two days usage of an asset)

The maximum selectable date for A is 11 April
The minimum selectable date for B is 10 April 2013

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Event Options: Permissions


This is everybody who knows your 36-character event key


Everybody who made a successful submission to your list. This can only be enabled if you have a required email field on your form. Upon submission, the user will be sent an email to confirm their email address, and will be prompted for a password.

Registrar and Power-user

People who are logged in, either as Registrar or as Power-user

Event Options: Power-user

As a Registrar can grant special privileges to one or more persons by designating a Power-user, who inherits most of the rights of the Registrar, except for modifying or deleting the Event.
The Power-user can login by clicking the link on the input form, result list or summary page. Note that this link is not visible when

Event Options: Number of contributions

If you want to limit the amount of contributions (subscriptions) per person (if you use your event like a poll or similar), then set the limit here. Note that this only can really be enforced if you check the checkbox 'Contributors must confirm by email'. Otherwise, the amount of contributions (subscriptions) will be derived from the IP address of the issuing PC.
Note that you as a Registrar or Power User can submit unlimited amounts.

Be careful with setting a limit: More than one person can register with the same email, or from the same IP address.

Event Options: Moderation Checkbox

Select a check-box here which you want to use as a moderation control.

Submissions will be invisible to the public unless this check-box is checked.

You would use this if you want to review a submission before making it publicly available.

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Mail Options

Event Options: Email Confirmation

First of all, you need a required email-field on your form. You make an email-field in the Form Editor by inserting an email field, and keep the default setting 'required'

Upon submission the subscriber will receive an email to confirm his email address. This is not the case when it is a paid event, and checkout goes through PayPal. In that case, PayPal will set the submission as confirmed upon a successful payment.
While not confirmed, the submission remains invisible for the public (if any). When logged in, the submission is visible but has the value 'No' in the column 'Mail Confirmed'

You need to check this check box if you want to allow any of the following actions:

Event Options: Allow editing by contributors


Upon subscription, the subscriber will receive an email to confirm the email address. When doing so, the user will prompted for a password for this submission.

With this password the user then later can edit his submission (but not his email address).

Event Options: Who may mail registrar

If there are mail options, then events will have an extra menu tab where subscribers can mail.

Everybody: That is everybody who has access to the event or has the 32 digit event key.

Nobody: Just like that: nobody can mail the registrar

Event Options: Email opt-out for mails from registrar

You can give your subscribers a possibility to opt-out of emails from the registrar by providing the name of a checkbox on your form here.


Put me on your mailing list

Event Options: Email opt-out for mails from fellow subscribers

You can give your subscribers a possibility to opt-out of emails from fellow subscribers by providing the name of a check-box on your form here.


other registered people may mail me

Event Options: Outgoing email address

Specify an email address here to be used for all mails from the registrar to the subscribers. By default this is the email of the registrar, but you might want to set it to the email of your Power-user.

Event Options: Sending a notification upon submission

You can specify an email address here that will receive a notification every time someone makes a submission. Default is no notification.

Please note that the notification for paid events is send, whether the payment was successful of not.

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Payment Options

Event Options: Payment options

Specify payment options here.

Based on a control:

You have to make sure that, whatever you choose, the result will be numeric.

Event Options: Checkout Method

No checkout (cash, bank transfer etc.)

No special action is taken upon submission. The record is added to the event

Checkout with PayPal

The record is added, then the customer is taken to the PayPal checkout page. Upon a successful payment, the PayPal order ID is added

Customers can choose PayPal or cash

The customer is provided with a choice between no checkout and PayPal Checkout. Payments made without PayPal have to be added manually.

Event Options: Currency

PayPal accepted currencies:

Event Options: Your seller ID

Your PayPal ID: Your merchant email address which you use to log in to your PayPal account

Event Options: PayPal Charges

PayPal charges a fixed amount (typically 0.30$) and percentage which may vary on volume and country. If you want to charge the customer for that, fill in these figures or leave blank (or 0) if the price is net.

Event Options: PayPal return page

If you use CastaForm in an iframe on your web page, then give here the URL of your page where it is stated that a payment has been made. If not iframed, then leave this blank as it is not used.