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Repeating, Multi-day, and Ongoing events defined

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One person's repeating event is another person's ongoing event. If a multi-day event takes place over the course of several days, doesn't it repeat? Isn't it ongoing?

These terms for describing event types are fuzzy at best and they can mean different things to different people.

When it comes to creating events that work the way you expect them to, however, it doesn't matter what those event type terms mean to you personally. What does matter is for you to understand how Trumba defines repeating, multi-day, and ongoing. That's what you learn here.

Repeating events

  • Repeating events are events, such as classes, meetings, and lap swimming hours, that occur a limited number of times according to a repeating pattern.

    Note that repeating patterns don't have to be regular and predictable. For example, events can repeat on different days each week or not every day, week, or month. They can even start and end more than once on the same day. Learn more.

Multi-day events

  • Multi-day events are events, such as conferences and workshops, that take place over the course of a few days.

    A multi-day event can have one start and end time, the same start and end time each day, or different start and end times each day. Learn more.

Ongoing events

  • Ongoing events are events, such as art exhibits or final examination periods, that take place over a (sometimes extended) period of time.

    Typically, an ongoing event's start time isn't what matters. For example, an art exhibit takes place in a museum that has standard opening and closing times for different days of the week. During the final exam period, students have several exams at different times. What does matter is the time period during which you have the opportunity to attend. Learn more about ongoing event setup.

 

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