I've only been working with Civi for a couple of weeks ...
Say we want to offer three workshops or classes:
- Basketweaving 101
- Basketweaving 102
- Basketweaving 103
And later we want to be able to produce reports to do things like: "Show me everyone who has taken 101 and 102 but not 103."
Would it be better, when creating a new event, to have an Event Type for each of these types of workshops, or alternatively to use the "Workshop" event type and have custom data fields that would allow the registrant to select 101, 102 or 103?
I'm thinking that it may be nice to produce reports that show all workshops just by selecting one workshop type, which would argue for creating custom data fields.
On the other hand, perhaps it's easier doing reporting on standard fields than custom ones, or there may be other "gotchas" with custom fields that I'm not aware of, which would argue for creating multiple Event Types.
Or perhaps it doesn't really matter?
Thanks in advance!