Then we make a slight reconfiguration of the system to see another view of the data.
Where "hostname" is the address of your system
You will be brought to the starting page for the database and be presented with the choice to go into the calendar, forums, or administration. First we will explore administration.
We will first look at Site Configuration
In the first part, you have the basic site information with name, phone, etc.
The logo must be a URL. You can use a local URL such as /community/images/logo.gif or you can use a fully qualified URL such as http://.....
Default Mode: The default mode the event calendar will appear for a user. Big Month, Month, List.
Allow List, BigMonth, Month View : You can use these to customize the types of views that your users can select. You need to select at least one and include default view as one of those selected.
Number of items per page: The number of event items displayed per page by default.
Support Audience Type: Yes/No. Enable support for audience types.(e.g., children, families, seniors, etc.).
Support Event Type: Yes/No. Enable support for event types. (e.g., meeting, concert, storytime, school, etc)
Require Approval of Event: Yes/No. Require approval of new events. If this is not checked, events will appear as soon as they are submitted.
Send Email to all approvers?: Send an email message to ALL
approvers when an event is awaiting approval.
Only Allow User Admin at local computer?: Yes/No. If yes, all user administration must take place on the server.
Number of attempts before account is locked out: The number of
failed login attempts before the account is locked.
Site Custom Field #2: A field that can be defined by the site -- used in the calendar to prompt for additional information about events.
Site Custom Field #3: A field that can be defined by the site -- used in the calendar to prompt for additional information about events.
Home Button URL (bottom of Calendar pages): Home URL for the organizations web presence.This is only used if the organization has an existing web site. If this is set to "None" the Home button will not be shown. If this is not set (default), the Home button will point to the main start page for the database showing the user the choices of calendar, forum, or administration.
When you have filled in the information for this form, press the
Change Site Information button.
At this point, we will simply create a new event. Since we have event approval turned off, the event will immediately show up.
Most fields are free-form and not parsed at all except for the Event Date. This means that you have great flexibility but also plenty of opportunity to make a mistake :).
The Event Publish Date allows you to put in a bunch of events which don't show up right away. If you leave it blank, events show up immediately.
The URL Name for Addtl Info field is not a URL - it is the text which appears as the hypertext link for the additional information URL. A simple way to use this would be to set it to "click here". You probably will come up with a more creative use of it. You could actually make it an img tag. Just make sure to close the tag.
We also see the three locally customizable fields. We have not yet set these so they are blank.
When done, press Save Event and you will be taken back to the main events menu.
We can jump to different dates using the drop-downs across the top. We can put in a search string in the field provided. The Go button is pressed to execute these requests. At the far left, you can switch views.
At the bottom, we have the "Home" button. Again, you can configure where this button goes. By default it goes to the database welcome screen. You can suppress the button completely or go to any URL that you like.
If we had Event Type and/or Audience enabled, they would also appear at the top and be used as search options.
This page looks forward from the starting date specified and continues searching for events until it finds a full page. If there are more events, the user is presented with Next 10 Events and Previous 10 Events buttons.
This view has the advantage that it will look quite far into the future for events. It is the best view for searching. People can find a rodeo three years in the future with this page.
The view is switched the moment you release the button on the drop-down.
Now we will reconfigure the site configuration a bit so we go down to the bottom and press the Home button.
This is the low-detail view, we can see more detail by clicking on the More Detail