Choice fields can be very helpful for capturing data points or details that are relevant for many (or all) events. By making a custom choice field required, you can ensure that users don't forget to provide necessary information or capture the important details. You can also use custom fields to encourage users to provide status updates and adhere to guidelines.
Here are a few examples of using required custom choice fields.
A neighborhood has a shared clubhouse which can be booked by residents. The clubhouse has a portable BBQ which residents can request for use. If not needed, the BBQ is left locked up in storage. The clubhouse administrators need to know if the BBQ is requested when a resident books the clubhouse.
A required custom choice field does the trick:
It's a big challenge to provide information for hundreds of events, organized by 200+ local clubs. Motorsport Australia uses a Teamup calendar to allow local club coordinators to add their own events. Required custom choice fields ensure that key event details are included, which makes it easier for member to filter for events they want on a very busy calendar.
Communication between project coordinators and sales reps is vital to business operations. There are many possible statuses any job can have, and at any given time everyone needs to know which status is current so they can take the appropriate action. A required custom choice field provides all the status options. Both the coordinator and the rep can change and view the most recent updated status for any open job.
An educational organization provides music studios which can be reserved. To ensure that everyone can have time to use the shared studios, they want to keep bookings under a certain timeframe. There's not a way to prevent this directly, but a required custom field works as a reminder to make bookings within the allowed time:
Here's another example: these conference rooms can be reserved by anyone in the department, and are frequently used for meetings, client presentations, team sessions, and more. The building supervisors need time between each reservation to clean and set up the room as requested.
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