How to avoid double bookings?

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    corketss
    Asked on December 01, 2017 at 09:24 AM

    Hi 


    I need to create appointment forms for school parent teacher meetings.


    Is there a template for this that can avoid double bookings?

    Thanks

    Colm

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    Richie_P
    Answered on December 01, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    To avoid double bookings you can enable Unique Submissions or Unique Questions.

    Unique Submissions,  filters cookies and Ip address of the user to check if he/she has submitted the form already and preventing them to submit again.

    Unique Question,filters a field either email or Name so that it will detect if it has been used already and prevent the form from submitting.

    You can go to Form Settings>Settings and scroll down until you find Unique Submissions and Unique Questions

    Here is a screenshot:

    Here is a reference guide:

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    Limits-Based-on-a-Unique-Question


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    corketss
    Answered on December 01, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Thanks a lot!!

    Colm

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    corketss
    Answered on December 04, 2017 at 03:43 AM

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    corketss
    Answered on December 04, 2017 at 03:44 AM

    At the moment, we have a long list of multi-choice times for each teacher in the school (12). This makes a very long form. Is there a way to do this more efficiently? Thanks


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    corketss
    Answered on December 04, 2017 at 03:45 AM

    Also- is there a way to limit the number of choices that a parents makes? That is, to book e.g. 5 teachers only?

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    Chriistian
    Answered on December 04, 2017 at 09:56 AM

    At the moment, we have a long list of multi-choice times for each teacher in the school (12). This makes a very long form. Is there a way to do this more efficiently?

    You can try to add a page break on your form so your form will be divided into pages instead of one long page.

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    You can also try to add a Checkbox field on your form with the teacher names listed on it so your user will select first the teachers then you can show/hide the appointment slot depending on the user's selected teachers. For more information on conditions, you can check this guide: Smart Forms Using Conditional Logic.

    Also- is there a way to limit the number of choices that a parents makes? That is, to book e.g. 5 teachers only?


    If you have a checkbox field that has the teacher list, then you can limit the number of teachers the user can select. 

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