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Quick search tools for booking meeting spaces

A Quick Search tool is available on the Meeting space home page to quickly find a meeting space at a preferred location on a single date. You can also quickly create a booking from the booking grid. 

Quick search from the Meeting Spaces home page


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Perform a quick search for a meeting space

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  1. Navigate to Meeting spaces from the module menu on the left-hand side to open the home page.
  2. Select the LocationGroup, and Workspace type for the meeting from the drop-down lists in the Quick search tool.
  3. Select the date for the booking and the start and end times. You can click the calendar icon to select the date from the pop-up calendar. 
  4. Select the Setup for the space from the drop-down list to search for a specific room layout or leave it blank to search for any.
  5. In the Number Attending box, enter the number of people the meeting space must accommodate.
  6. Depending on your requirements, there are three ways to search for an available space:
    1. Click Search to perform the search straightaway and view the search results below the Quick search tool.
      1. Information about the meeting spaces is displayed, including the attributes offered with the space.  Hover your cursor over the acronyms to see the attribute names. Learn moreAttributes
      2. Click the name of the meeting space to show more details about the space in a popup window.
      3. Click Book to book your chosen meeting space. If the meeting space is managed, a Request button appears instead of the Book button. Click Request to submit the booking request for approval.
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        Search results following a Quick search are displayed on the Meeting spaces home page
    2. Click View Grid to view available meeting spaces on the booking grid. Learn moreBooking grids
    3. Click Advanced to select more options, such as services, from the Book a meeting space page. Learn moreBook a meeting space page

See Condeco in action


Book a meeting space and request services using Quick search tool from the Meeting spaces home page 

Required: Condeco meeting space booking module

Watch how to book a meeting space and request services, using the Quick search on the Meeting space home page.

 

Quickly create a booking from the booking grid 


Make simple bookings directly from the meeting spaces booking grid using the Create booking tool.

The Create booking option on the booking grid is only available with Condeco Cloud. 

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  1. Click a time slot on the booking grid and drag your mouse to extend the duration. If enabled for the group, the Create booking popup opens. If not enabled, the booking form opens Learn moreMeeting space booking form
  2. Enter a title for the booking and select the number of attendees and the booking type from the drop-down lists.
  3. Optional: Edit the name of the Requestor and Host if required.
  4. Click Book to book the meeting space.
Good to know
  • When setting a time slot on the grid, the time bar displays the default setup and clean-down times for the meeting space, as well as the from and to time of the booking.
  • When creating a booking in the current time slot via Create booking on the Booking grid, the booking status is automatically set to 'In Progress'. 
  • Booking details are pre-populated based on the application configuration and your profile.
  • Tab between fields using your keyboard.
  • Pressing the Enter key creates the booking.
FAQ
  1. When is it useful to use the Create booking option?
    The Create booking option is designed for simple bookings or when you want to reserve a room and add extra information later using the booking form.
  2. Why is the Create booking popup not appearing for some Groups?
    Your administrator has the ability to disable the Create booking option for each Group. For example, if there are mandatory details that need to be included for the booking that cannot be entered through the Create booking popup.
  3. Why does the booking form sometimes open instead of the Create booking popup?
    When a meeting space has a default setup or clean-down time configured, this may cause an overlap with another booking or the setup time may fall into the past. On these occasions, the booking form will open to provide more flexibility to adjust the booking.
Limitations of the Create bookings tool
  • The Create bookings tool is available only on the standard booking grid (not the Advanced booking grid).
  • Mandatory custom fields are ignored.
  • Default service items are not added to a booking.
  • If a cost code exists against the host (or requestor) it is added to the meeting, however, entering a cost code is not mandatory.
  • Requestors and hosts must exist and be selected from the lookup.
  • Meeting space messages are not shown.
  • Meeting space costs are ignored.

We recommend the Create bookings tool on the booking grid is disabled if any of the above limitations cause a breach of your organization's business rules. The Create bookings tool is enabled/disabled individually for each group from the group's application settings. Learn moreHow to configure a group for meeting spaces