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How to Setup Calendar Types

Overview

StudioCloud uses calendar types to differentiate the different types of appointments/sessions/events on the calendar. In addition, calendar types are also used in the CloudBooking for online booking and with CloudAlerts for personalized and automatic emails. This tutorial will explain how to manage your calendar types and calendar sub-types. 

Calendar Types And Calendar Sub-Types

StudioCloud offers calendar types and calendar sub-types so that it is easier to organize your calendar. A calendar sub-type must be associated with one calendar type.

Examples of Calendar Types

Here are a examples of calendar types

  • Appointment, Consultation, Pickup, Preview, Session.

Here are some examples of calendar sub-types for the Calendar type "Session" for a portrait photographer.

  • Family Session, Portrait Session, Newborn Session, Senior Session, etc.

How to Create/Edit Calendar Types

  1. Go to the Calendar component
  2. Click the Settings tab
  3. Click the Manage Calendar Types button
  4. Either create a new calendar type by clicking the New Calendar Type button or edit an existing calendar type by double-clicking or clicking the edit icon
  5. Enter the desired information and click the save button.

How to Create/Edit Calendar Sub-Types

  1. Go to the Calendar component
  2. Click the Settings tab
  3. Click the Manage Calendar Types button
  4. Click the Calendar Sub-Types tab
  5. Either create a new sub calendar type by clicking the New Calendar Sub-Type button or edit an existing calendar sub-type by double-clicking or clicking the edit icon
  6. Enter the desired information and click the save button.

How to Setup Calendar Type Availability for CloudBooking

  1. Click on the Calendar component
  2. Click the Settings tab
  3. Click the Manage Calendar Types button
  4. Find the Calendar Type that you want to setup the availability for and click the Setup Availability button
  5. On the Availability Options tab select the option you want to use 
  6. If you choose either of the Custom Business Hours options then you will need to setup the business hours on the Custom Business Hours tab and either the Available Date Ranges or the Unavailable Date Ranges
  7. Click the Save button

What are the Calendar Type Detail Options

Below is a breakdown of the different options where creating a calendar type or calendar sub-type and what they do.

  • Calendar Type
    • this option is only available if you are creating a calendar sub-type and it is used to associate the calendar sub-type with a calendar type.
  • Name
    • This is the name of the calendar type
  • Description
    • This is an optional description to help you remember what the calendar type is for.
  • Calendar Type Duration
    • This is the default calendar session/event/appointment length when the calendar type is selected.
  • Calendar Type Color
    • This is the color that appears on the calendar

What are the Calendar Type Setting

Pro-Tip: The settings for a calendar type automatically apply to all of the calendar sub-types associated with it unless they have their own personal settings. For example, if a default employee is scheduled for a calendar type then that same employee will be automatically scheduled for all of the calendar sub-types unless the calendar sub-types have a different default scheduled employee.

  • Default Scheduled Employee
    • The employees for this field will automatically be scheduled when an appointment, session or event is scheduled with this calendar type.
  • Default Scheduled Locations
    • The locations for this field will automatically be scheduled when an appointment, session or event is scheduled with this calendar type.
  • Default Scheduled Equipment
    • The equipment for this field will automatically be scheduled when an appointment, session or event is scheduled with this calendar type.
  • Convert Leads to Clients
    • If this option is selected then any leads added to the appointment, session or event will be automatically converted to clients.
  • Mark Client Pipelines Completed
    • If this option is selected then any customers added to the appointment, session or event that have a client pipeline will have their client pipeline automatically marked as completed
  • Client Requirements
    • Note: This setting is ignored by the CloudBooking
    • Clients are optional. Unlimited Clients
      • This option lets you save a session/event/appointment even if a client is not associated with it.
    • Clients are Required.  Unlimited Clients
      • This option requires at least one client be associated with the session/event/appointment.
    • Clients are optional. Max clients limit.
      • This option lets you save a session/event/appointment even if a client is not associated with it but there are limits to the number of clients that can be scheduled.
    • Clients are Required.  Unlimited Clients
      • This option requires at least one client be associated with the session/event/appointment and there are limits to the number of clients that can be scheduled.
  • Default Event Tag
    • This option lets you auto-tag a session/event/appointment with a specific tag. Useful for marketing and reporting purposes.
  • Default Event Pipeline
    • This option lets you select a default event pipeline for the calendar type.

What are the Event Creation Actions

Below is a breakdown of the notify options and a description of what it does.

  • Email Employees assigned to new event
    • This option will automatically send an email to the selected employee associated with the event/session/appointment.
    • Please note, templates setup for employees will automatically be sent to your employees without any pre-approval when creating an event.
  • Text Message Employees Assigned to event
    • This option will automatically send a text message to any employees associated with the event/session/appointment.
    • Please note, templates setup for employees will automatically be sent to your employees without any pre-approval when creating an event.
  • Email Clients associated with the event
    • This option will open a send email window with the email personalized for the client. You will need to click the send button before the email is sent.
  • Text Message Client Assigned with the event
    • This option will open a send text message window with the email personalized for the client. You will need to click the send button before the text message is sent.

What Are Automatic Emails and Text Messages

The automatic emails and text messages are shown for each CloudAlert associated with the calendar type. Click here for a tutorial on how to setup CloudAlerts.