Reference: Participants


In Auctria, we use the term "Participant" to inclusively represent anyone who contributes to the event, whether it's through bidding, purchasing, or donating.

Participants are central to your event. You can register Participants individually, through the Event Website, or import them using an XLS formatted file. There are no "hard" limits on the number of Participants you can have registered for your events.

All payments and purchases processed through the Event Website require a Participant Record; if one does not exist, the checkout process will create one. This requirement is especially true for recording payments using our credit cards.

To access the Participants Dashboard, click the Participants menu item from the main event dashboard.

Participants Dashboard


An example Participants Dashboard from a demonstration event.

You can add a new participant from the main banner of the Participants Dashboard by clicking on the + icon. You can use the Choose Participant drop-down auto-populating selector to search for a specific participant by typing their name or paddle number. Clicking the ? icon in the top-right corner will open the User Guideopen in new window, which points to this page.

Main Content

The main content of the Participants Dashboard page quickly references the # of participants, the # of participants checked in, and Recently added participants.


An example from a demonstration event.
  • # of participants - this block shows the current number of participants; and, has a + icon to trigger the Add New Participant function.
  • # of participants checked in - this block shows the current number of participants checked in; clicking on this block will open the Check-In Participants dashboard.
  • Recently added participants - This section shows participants recently added to the event; double-clicking on a participant in the list will open its specific participant record.

Paddle Number Options


An example from a demonstration event.

This section provides additional controls over the participant number assignments.

  • Automatically assign Paddle#'s - this controls when the participant number will be automatically assigned if not specified img

  • Next assigned Paddle# - If the system assigns a paddle number, it will attempt to use it as the following assigned paddle number.

The Participants Dashboard actions sidebar allows you to perform many participant-related functions.

  • All Participants opens the Participants list view report.
  • Add New Participant opens the Register Participant page.
  • Check-in Participants opens the Check-In page.


The Communication sidebar actions menu helps keep participants current.

See Introduction To Communication for more information.


The Import/Export sidebar actions menu allows you to import and/or export your participant data.

  • Import opens the Import Data page (pre-populated with the Participant table selected).
  • Export opens the Import/Export page.

See Import/Export for more information.

Last reviewed: May 2023
Reference: Participants
Working with participants at your event, including editing, renumbering, participant statements, and the tables and seating feature set.