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t50ufo

14 Nov 2007, 9:12 pm

Holiday Apartment - A Booking System?

HI All

Wonder if anyone can help me out. In process of designing a site for client. A holiday apartment - I need a system of some sort that when dates are booked for apartment it will update Calendar to show that those dates are now taken (or something similar). I suggested I could update (just a matter of colouring in cells in cal. table but Client would like to be able to do this from their side to be more in control with updates over weekend or if I wasn’t available - but that sounds mega complicated! Anyone got anything similar on the go? Plan to add simpe Mals Shopping to handle payments - buttons not in place yet. Site is at www.gojoholidays.com

Any help would be much appreciated.

Trev in Norn Iron

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chuckamuck

14 Nov 2007, 11:00 pm

On 14 Nov. 2007, 9:12 pm, t50ufo wrote:

I need a system of some sort that when dates are booked for apartment it will update Calendar to show that those dates are now taken (or something similar).

There are a myriad of php scripts out there that can handle this. Go have a look around at www.hotscripts.com and browse through the calendar section.

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Mike B

15 Nov 2007, 6:49 am

A while back I needed something similar but couldn’t actually find anything that would just slot in so I had to take one of the scripts and rebuild it to suite my needs, it took a while and ended up more work than I had expected but it works although stupidly I never rolled it into a function or a class.

After I had done this I discovered: http://www.booking-calendar.com/ which is a calendar service that people can use for al their website properties, saves having to fill in a different one on every site they just link to their calendar at booking-calendar.com

Hope this helps Mike

On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:12 PM, t50ufo wrote:

HI All

Wonder if anyone can help me out. In process of designing a site for client. A holiday apartment - I need a system of some sort that when dates are booked for apartment it will update Calendar to show that those dates are now taken (or something similar). I suggested I could update (just a matter of colouring in cells in cal. table but Client would like to be able to do this from their side to be more in control with updates over weekend or if I wasn’t available - but that sounds mega complicated! Anyone got anything similar on the go? Plan to add simpe Mals Shopping to handle payments - buttons not in place yet. Site is at www.gojoholidays.com

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David Ledger

15 Nov 2007, 7:48 am

At 17:12 -0500 14/11/07, t50ufo wrote:

Wonder if anyone can help me out. In process of designing a site for client. A holiday apartment - I need a system of some sort that when dates are booked for apartment it will update Calendar to show that those dates are now taken (or something similar). I suggested I could update (just a matter of colouring in cells in cal. table but Client would like to be able to do this from their side to be more in control with updates over weekend or if I wasn’t available - but that sounds mega complicated! Anyone got anything similar on the go? Plan to add simpe Mals Shopping to handle payments - buttons not in place yet. Site is at www.gojoholidays.com Trev in Norn Iron

I have such a system at http://www.tci-owners.org.uk/ -> ‘Bookings diary’. It’s a Perl cgi script, so all the content of that page id generated by Perl, but the surrounding pages are Freeway.

The master bookings diary is an eXcel spreadsheet on the bookings secretary’s PC. She exports as csv and uploads the .csv file through an upload form (hidden behind a password on the ‘Admin’ pages. Another Perl script creates a simple text file from it. That text file is consulted as Perl builds the table at browse time. No database, just text files - one for each year. Presence of a date in the file turns that cell pink. Any text against it in the file appears as a floating comment. Soon, that should be the membership number so members can verify it’s their booking, but that will be in the spreadsheet.

The flexibility of the diary page could do some work. If anyone wants the behind the scenes stuff, just ask. If anyone improves it, I’d like to be able to use the improvements. CSS was just coming mainstream when I did this, so it has none.

I’m no graphics designer as you will be able to tell. Comments would be welcome. Comments that include how the achieve suggested improvements would be even more welcome. Note that we don’t want to give any Spanish authorities any feeling that we’re advertising.

About Oasis Tropical: TCI consists of the remaining victims of a points time-share scam. When the originator disappeared after the fraud squad got interested, we manage to wrest ownership of the three properties on Tenerife from the holding company. Payment of back taxes lost us one property and some dubious goings on within the local administration lost us the second. Spanish taxation restricts the use of the remaining property to members, ‘friends’ and relatives. We recently took the final step, moving the two original companies in the Isle of Man to be one company - Travel Club International - in the UK.

David

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