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Editing Global Locations
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After you’ve added all your locations into your MainEvent site, it’s possible there may come a time that you need to make some small changes to an existing venue. You may need to edit something, so let’s see how that all works, shall we?
Locations can exist on two levels on MainEvent - Global and Client. First, let’s look at editing the Location on the global scale. To get started, click Locations in the global navigation menu.
This will automatically navigate you to the Global Locations Index. From there use filters, quick search or just scroll to find the location entry that needs editing. Click Edit (the wrench icon).
Now you’re looking at the Global Location Summary page. At the top, the location details section will list all the expected address information. Further down, you’ll see any available Location Variables and Custom Fields.
Let’s start with the details. The first field you’ll come upon is the Location Name. This can be the business name or whatever you refer to the place as. Keep it as globally applicable as possible so that people searching for the location by name will be able to find it.
The next two fields are Parent Location Chain and Location Chain. These drop down select fields will only have options if these fields have been completed in the Locations section of the Global Admin. If you look and don’t see anything available here, your program probably isn’t using this feature. Parent Location Chain and Location Chains are used to differentiate between larger corporate entities and their smaller subsidiaries (ie. Parent Location Chain = Walmart, Location Chain = Sam’s Club, Walmart Superstore, Neighborhood Market). If you’re editing an independent restaurant, these fields are unlikely to apply even if your program does have them enabled.
Then we get to the standard address information. Address 1, Address 2, City, State/Province, Zip, and Country. Fill these out as fully as you can so that users searching for the location have increased odds of finding it.
Now we’re done with the details, we can move on to the custom fields. First up will be Location Variables (if your program is using them). Location Variables are assigned to a location and also to a recap. Assigning a location variable to a location will allow you to ask location-specific questions on recaps that will only appear for events held at locations with the variable assigned. You might have questions for a sampling program and have different questions if that location is a grocery store vs. a liquor store, for example so your location variable might indicate a liquor store. You might have chain-specific questions, so a variable might indicate that the location is a Walmart or a Kroger.
Whatever your variables may be, editing them on the location summary will always be the same. You can either make the variable active by clicking the checkbox next to it, or inactive by unchecking the checkbox.
After you’ve made any needed adjustments to the Location Variables, you’ll see a list of Venue Custom Fields listed by client. All active venue custom fields for all clients will be listed in alphabetical order. Respond as needed to any custom fields you may need to edit.
When you’ve made all necessary updates and edits to the location, click Save at the bottom left of the page.