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If you follow our blog, you’ll already be aware of some of the exciting new features on the horizon with MIDAS v4.16. Our previous post looked at new filter options when it comes to generating printouts of your bookings.

We’re also adding a similar filter when it comes to generating invoices from your bookings:

Advanced Invoice Generation Filter
Advanced Invoice Generation Filter

This provides additional flexibility to allow you to only generate invoices which include bookings that match specific filter criteria.

For example, as per the screenshot above, you can generate invoices only for bookings which have more than ten attendees.

The advanced filter allows you to choose a booking field (including any custom booking fields you’ve set up), select a match type, and enter a match string.

Match types available include:

  • Equals – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value exactly matches the string you enter.
  • Does Not Equal – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value doesn’t exactly match the string you enter.
  • Contains – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value contains an occurrence of the string you enter.
  • Does Not Contain – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value contains no occurrences of the string you enter.
  • Begins With – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value begins with the string you enter.
  • Ends With – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value ends with the string you enter.
  • Is Greater Than – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s numeric value is higher than the value you enter.
  • Is Less Than – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s numeric value is higher than the value you enter.

These powerful new filter options for both printout and invoice generation offer a whole new level of flexibility to your MIDAS system, and we’re sure they’ll be put to great use by our customers!

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We’re adding a couple of cool new features to the print functionality in MIDAS for the next release of our web based room booking and resource scheduling software, v4.16.

New Advanced Print Filter

MIDAS already features a wealth of advanced print options. These may be accessed by right/long clicking the “Print” toolbar icon. They include the ability to print bookings over a custom date range and limit printouts of bookings to only include those taking place in certain venues or which are of specific booking types.

For v4.16, we’re adding an additional “Advanced Filter”:

Advanced Print Filter

This will allow you to only include bookings within your printout that match (or not) the value of certain fields. You can also match against any custom booking fields you’ve set up. You’ll be able to select a booking field from a drop-down list, select a match type, and a match string.

Match types available include:

  • Equals – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value exactly matches the string you enter
  • Does Not Equal – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value doesn’t exactly matches the string you enter
  • Contains – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value contains an occurrence of the string you enter
  • Does Not Contain – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value contains no occurrences of the string you enter
  • Begins With – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value begins with the string you enter
  • Ends With – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s value ends with the string you enter
  • Is Greater Than – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s numeric value is higher than the value you enter
  • Is Less Than – Will include bookings where the selected booking field’s numeric value is higher than the value you enter

So, for example, you could generate a printout which only includes booking where there are more than 10 people attending. Or you could generate a printout which excludes any bookings that have “exclude from printing” in their booking notes, etc.

A “Case Sensitive” option is also available allowing you to optionally make string matches case-sensitive.

But that’s not all….

Limit Resource Category When Printing Bookings With Resources In “Grid” Layouts

The Advanced Print settings window in MIDAS allows you to choose between two different print layouts – a “table” layout and a “grid” layout.

If “grid” layout is selected, bookings are printed in a “grid”, with venues listed vertically, and each date shown across the horizontal axis. You can further specify a field you’d like to be shown within each grid cell. For instance, selecting “Booking Types” would create a printout indicating the types of bookings taking place in your venues over the selected date range.

The ability to select “Resources” as the field to show on these printouts has long been available. However, for v4.16 we’ve also introduced “Resources (Equipment)”, “Resources (Consumables)” and “Resources (Staffing)” options, allowing you to further drill-down the resources on your print-outs.

Print Resources including Equipment, Consumables, and Staffing

These new options provide a some great new possibilities! For example, selecting a “Resources (Staffing)” grid printout, will generate a printout of which venues, dates, and times your staff are assigned to.

Click here to continue reading about some of the other new & improved features coming in MIDAS v4.16!

MIDAS Room Booking & Resource Scheduling systems come with a set of basic booking fields enabled by default. These allow you to record the type of booking, the number of attendees, any resources, and booking notes. That’s in addition of course to the room (venue), date/time, and client details.

Booking fields can be re-ordered as well as made optional or required. They can also be selectively hidden from certain users.

Furthermore, MIDAS gives you even more flexible control by allowing you to add your own “custom” booking fields as well!

A variety of different custom booking field types may be added to MIDAS, including:

MIDAS v4.16 expands upon this range with the inclusion of a new “Range” (or “slider”) custom booking field type:

Custom Range/Slider Booking Field
Custom Range (Slider) Booking Field

When adding a new “Range” custom booking field to MIDAS, you’ll be able to configure the minimum and maximum limits of the “slider”. You can also control the number of increments (or “steps”), as well as specify a default value for the slider.

Then when users add or modify bookings, they’ll be able to adjust the slider to the desired value. That value will then be saved along with the booking.

We’re sure that the addition of the new “Range” custom booking field will find a variety of applications within customer’s MIDAS systems.

For example, a “Range” slider could be used to record the desired room temperature for each booking, which your site’s caretaker/facilities manager could use to program heating/cooling/HVAC systems accordingly.

Furthermore, our optional API could even be used to interface MIDAS directly with your building’s environmental control systems – meaning users could set room temperatures directly from within MIDAS itself! – There are so many possibilities!

Click here to continue reading about some of the other new & improved features coming in MIDAS v4.16!