Civi 4.5.8 - We have many Events with the same name but different dates. For example. "Build House A", Date March 4th 8am to 4pm. "Build House A" March 7th 8am to 4pm. "Build House A", Date March 8th 8am to 4pm.

We could have many of these Events for the same Build(Event Type). Everything works fine until I try to build a list of all participants for the same Build or same Event Title. Is there any way to group/list/report on all participants of an Event with the same Title?

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couple of options

if you go to Participants for your event eg http://d46.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/event/search?reset=1&force=1&status=true&event=3 then you can select all and 'add contacts to group'

or if you have the Event ID then Search Builder accepts the id for an = query on Event - ie entering 3 gets me

18 Contacts Event = Rain-forest Cup Youth Soccer Tournament

So your query would be Participant > Event > '=' > 3

in the example above.

Any help?

  • THANK YOU! Yes... the search builder with Event ID = 481 and then select "Also Include Contacts Where" and then do the same as above works. This does allow me to add to a group. The other method you mentioned does not allow me to add to a group. We are on 4.5.8. Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:51
  • This works, however, still looking for an easier way. We have 94 events with the same name... just different days. So I need to select 94 different events! Ahh.. Would be nice if the Search Builder would work for Event Title Like... but is doesn't work. When I use Like it gives me every participant for every Event in the system. OR better yet it would be nice if I could build a smart group based on Title Like and Date Range of Event. Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:59
  • Search Builder using Like as the operator does not work. Tested on the 4.7.4 demo site. Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 20:07
  • Sorry... the search builder does work on the 4.7 demo site. I was forgetting to put the % sign in. It does not work on our 4.5.8 site. I guess this will force use to upgrade... ahh.. the pain of upgrading! Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 20:43
  • maybe i misunderstood - you want a group per event, or per 'common word' in the Event Title
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 20:44

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