What is a Segmented List?
A Segmented List is a subset of items from a List (or Master List). Imagine that you are planning a birthday party. Your main List might include all the kids that are invited as well as their parents. This List works great for most Event Parts, but there might be some Event Parts that are only for kids; or some Event Parts that are only for parents. What do you do in this scenario?
Now you could easily create Master Lists for just kids and just parents, but this presents a number of problems.
- It's a lot of work to duplicate data for kids and parents you've already entered in your main List.
- If you need to update information for someone, you will need to do so on both Lists.
- If there are any accidental differences in spelling for a parent or kid between Lists, then the data won't appear correctly for the participants.
Segmented Lists solve all of these problems. Segmented Lists can easily be created from Master Lists using any number of specific rules. Because they are a subset of an existing List, any updates to the Master List will immediately update all Segmented Lists based on that List. This means that if you need to change one person's address in the Master List, their address will be updated across all associated Segmented Lists. Finally, there is less chance for error since you won't need to enter data multiple times.
For information on how to get started with Segmented Lists, please check out Creating and Editing Segmented Lists