Default attribute values
The following article will show you how you can not only create new attributes within the configuration of your event in the "Attributes" section, but also assign predefined values to them. Furthermore, you will learn how to adjust attribute values when importing guest information from an Excel file.
The assignment of attribute values
In the following, attribute values are explained and their handling is shown. Attribute values are standard values of a particular attribute. It can therefore be said that attribute values are the predefined assigned choices of an attribute.
You manage attributes and their values under "Configuration" in the "Attributes" section. The system displays an overview of all of your existing attributes for your business event.
If you click on an already existing attribute, a mask with all relevant information of the attribute opens. Here you can change and adjust the information. Alternatively, a new attribute can be added by clicking on the button "Create attribute". In both cases, the same mask for adjusting attribute information opens.
Within this mask, individual, predefined values can be assigned to the attribute.
In our example, we have simply opened the existing attribute "Anrede" and see that "Herr" and "Frau" have been assigned as default values. If you want to add a single additional value, just type it in and press Enter.
If you want to delete a value, just click on this symbol next to the value.
If you make changes to the attribute values only after values have already been assigned to your guests, an error message will appear.
If, for example, you have already assigned the value "Herr" to each male guest in the salutation, but then want to replace it with "Frau", the system displays this as an error. If you decide to delete the value "Herr" anyway, it would be removed from the information of all guests and you would have to manually define a new attribute value for the salutation attribute for the corresponding guests.
Assigning several values to an attribute simultaneously
There is a very useful command that allows you to add multiple entries to given values at once, instead of having to manually enter each attribute one after the other and add them with Enter.
To do this, simply create a list of values to be assigned to the attribute and separate the individual entries of the list with this symbol ||.
Example: Let's say you want to create a new attribute "Land" and set the following countries as default values: Germany, France and England.
To do this, simply add the list with the symbol just described as follows:
Germany ||France ||England
The system automatically copies the individual values and separates them using the symbol ||:
Working with attributes and attribute values when importing guest data from an Excel file
MATE offers you simplified handling and display of deviating predefined attribute values when importing guest information. If your event contains predefined attribute values that differ from the imported lists and the values available there, the system recognizes this difference during the import.
This is particularly relevant for alternative value notations.
Let us take a look at the example: You have saved "Mr" and "Ms" as default values for the attribute "Salutation". However, the Excel table to be imported does not contain the value "Mr.", but "Mr.". The system automatically recognizes this difference when you import the Excel list and displays the differences to the predefined standard attribute values so that you can replace them directly with the correct value "Mr." during the import. Alternatively, if required, you can assign and create a new attribute value to the attribute directly during the import: