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Allow using custom fields in channel rules

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Replies: 2 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Sep 13, 2021 6:37 PM by: Chris Hynes
Chris L
Registered: 5/17/17
Allow using custom fields in channel rules

I've taken the time to go through my Legal Agreements and insert Custom Fields where policies differ by property (e.g. I have a custom pet policy set up in each property that gets automatically merged into the Legal Agreement as applicable). It works great.

However, I still have to comb through and custom-write the House Rules section for each of my properties so the correct verbiage for that property shows up in the House Rules section (especially for Airbnb)

It would be much better if we could use Custom Field merge codes in the House Rules sections of each property.

I know there may be some breakage due to reformatting rich text Custom Fields as plain text; if it would be easier, I'd be fine limiting the House Rules to only allow merging custom fields that are plain text.

What would actually be amazing is if the Airbnb channel's House Rules could automatically be created based off of the Legal Agreement that applies to the Airbnb channel (since Airbnb only allows us to ask for legal agreements if the full text is specified in the House Rules section), but I know there's likely too much potential for breakage due to formatting, but simply allowing merge codes to be used would greatly simplify administration.

Chris Hynes
Registered: 10/19/12
Re: Allow using custom fields in channel rules

Yep, definitely a great idea to increase the number of places and ways that custom fields can be referenced. Something we want to do -- particularly the house rules templating. That might be able to be solved by a simple HTML > plain text conversion or even a text only version that you can configure.

We've got many custom field enhancements on the roadmap, but no ETA as of yet :-/.

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