Monday, October 23, 2017

About MRBS

Equipment & Room Booking System:MRBS 1.4.8+svn
Database:MySQL 5.1.73-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
System:Linux portal.chem.umd.edu 2.6.32-74-generic-pae #142-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 28 10:17:31 UTC 2015 i686
Server time:Mon 23 Oct 2017 11:07:53 EDT
PHP:5.3.2-1ubuntu4.30

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Help

Please contact Booking Administrator for any questions that aren't answered here.

How do I login?

The system is configured to use LDAP authentication, this means that you login with the same username and password as you use for getting campus email.

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Why can't I delete/alter a booking?

In order to delete or alter a booking, you must be logged in as the same person that made the meeting. Contact one of the administrators or the person who initially made the booking to have it deleted or changed.

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How do I make a recurring booking?

Clicking on the desired time brings you into the booking screen. Select the appropriate Repeat Type. The room/equipment will be scheduled at the same time, until the Repeat End Date, on the days determined by the Repeat Type.

  • A Daily repeat schedules every day.
  • A Weekly repeat schedules those days of the week that you check under Repeat Day. For example, use Weekly repeat to schedule the room/equipment every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; check those days under Repeat Day. If you check no days under Repeat Day, the schedule will repeat on the same day of each week as the first scheduled day.
  • An N_Weekly repeat is the same as a Weekly repeat, except that the bookings are only made for every Nth week where N is entered under Number of Weeks. For example, to make a booking for every other week, use 2 for the number of weeks.
  • A Monthly repeat schedules the same day of each month, for example the 15th of the month. If you select the 29th, 30th or 31st of the month, then for a month where that day does not exist the last day of that month will be used instead.
  • A Yearly repeat schedules the same month and day of the month, for example every March 15th. If you select the 29th February, then for those years where that date does not exist the 28th February will be used instead.
  • Finally, a Monthly, corresponding day repeat schedules one day each month, the same weekday and ordinal position within the month. Use this repeat type to schedule the first Monday, second Tuesday, or fourth Friday of each month, for example. If you have selected the 29th, 30th or 31st of the month, i.e. the fifth weekday of a month, then for those months where there is no corresponding fifth day, the fourth day will be used instead. (This is a useful way of booking the last weekday in every month).
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How do I delete one instance of a recurring bookng?

Select the day/room/time that you want to delete and select Delete Entry.

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My booking failed to be created because of too many entries!

No booking can create more than 365 entries. There needs to be some limit on the number of meetings created. This number can be increased if necessary.

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What happens if multiple people schedule the same room/equipment?

The short answer is: The first person to click on the Submit button wins. Behind the scenes, the system is using a proper multi-user, multi-threaded relational database than can handle many thousands of simultaneous users.

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