Intro to Event Types

What Event Types are and one way you can add them to events.

About This Article

We will be introducing a Running Order Template to the Event Type of this guide to exemplify what exactly an Event Type is. We also have separate articles dedicated to Running Order Templates and other topics related to Event Types, you'll find some at the end of this article.


  1. About Event Types
  2. Let’s Look at an Example
  3. Creating a New Event With an Event Type

About Event Types

Some events that you set up regularly may require similar:

  • Metadata fields
  • Timeline Template
  • Running Order Template
  • Checklists
  • Etc

Event Types in Crescat can contain all such information inside itself. Then you can assign an Event Type to an event and all those details will be transferred to that event.

Let’s Look at an Example

As mentioned earlier, we won't get into Creating a Running Order Template here. But let's look at the one we will be using in this example. As you can see, it includes columns that indicate which microphone should be active, what state the lights should be in, etc.

Next, let's add this Running Order to our event.

Conference Standard is just the name of the Running Order, in this example.


Adding a Template to an Event Type

In your group settings, click Event Types under Templates.


If Event Type Categories are enabled for your group, you might see a list of categories instead of Event Types. You can click the arrow beside the name of the category to see the Event Types within.


If we set up a new Event Type for conferences, called Conference Example, we can add our Running Order Template to it. Here's an article that explains Event Type creation.

To add our Running Order Template, click the Event Type to open it, then the type of template you want; Running Order, in our case. Then locate the desired Running Order and click Add.


Next, a window will pop up asking you how you'd like your changes to affect your events. At this point, no changes will be made until confirm your decision here.





Creating a New Event With an Event Type

Now when we set up a new event, we can select Conference Example as its Event Type. Then the Running Orders and anything else we have defined as a part of that Event Type will be automatically applied to that event.


In the image below, we are viewing a new event that was created just now for this example. Upon opening it for the first time, we find that the Running Order called Conference Standard is waiting for us inside.

The Running Order we added to the Event Type is now part of the new event we created with no extra setup.


Let us know below if this article explained the concept of Event Types sufficiently.

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All the best from us at Team Crescat!