Meal choices are defined on the Bidder Registration page from the main Auction dashboard. Click on Website then Bidder Registration/Checkout and go to the "Registration Options" panel to configure this option.
IMPORTANT The Meal Choices setting is only applied when the Bidder Registration is connected to a Tickets item (which has an Admission Tickets Included value set -- see Add New Ticket Item for more details).
The Meal choice options are set under the Registration Options section on the Bidder Registration dashboard.
Meal choices Enter a comma separated list of meal choices to present to bidders when they are registering, for example,
Beef,Chicken,Fish,Vegetarianmight be the meals offered to your guests.
IMPORTANT The Meal choices options are "literal", if you have a space after the separating comma it will be part of the meal choice "name" and show the "space" in the reports. Changing the name after a meal choice has been selected will reference each "meal" separately in any related report.
Require meal choice If there are Meal choices defined, enabling this option will require a Meal choice is selected for each guest assigned a ticket.
Meal choices change cut-off This option sets a time when bidders are no longer able to make changes to their Meal Choice from their My Account page.
The option uses the common date picker found throughout Auctria and, if used, should be set at an appropriate time to allow the event's catering to meet the Meal Choices demands.
Reviewing Meal Choices
You can see an individual bidder's meal choice on their Bidder Details page.
You can also see a report for all bidders by clicking on Reports -> Bidders -> Meal Choices; or, you can add the "Meal choice" column to any Bidder based report (see Choosing Columns for details).
Reviewed: January 2023