Variable name

How to type the variable

What the variable does

Booking start time


Inputs the start date and time for the booking.

What is the booking start time and where can I see this?

When a customer makes a booking with you, they select and available date and time. The booking will then populate in your calendar at this date and time.

If the booking is moved to another date and time, the start time will update to this.

How will {{booking_start_time}} display within our communications?

Here is an example of an english email template which includes the booking start time variable:


<p>Hi {{customer_firstname}},<br>
Thank you for booking the {{booking_label}} on {{booking_start_time}}.</p>

<p>{{resource_name}} will be looking after you for the duration of your visit and will be at reception to welcome you when you arrive. If you have any questions prior to your booking, please don't hesitate to get in touch by replying to this email. </p>

<p>We look forward to seeing you on soon, however if you need to cancel your booking you can do so <a href="{{booking_cancellation_url}}">here</a>.</p>

Lothian Activity Centre</p>

When a customer books, they will then automatically receive a booking confirmation email which will be constructed using the template we have saved above. This will then display as so:

How can I format my booking start time to look differently?

The {{booking_start_time}} variable is not formatted. As you can see from the example above, it will detail the day, date, year, time and timezone.

To simplify, you can format the {{booking_start_time}} variable to whatever you like!

Why not try out these alternatives πŸ‘‡

Insert this variable...

To display this...

{{booking_start_time | date: "cccc, LLLL d | t"}}

Wednesday, September 03 | 11:30AM

{{booking_start_time | date: "DDD, t"}} {{booking_timezone_abbreviation}}

September 3, 2021, 10:30 AM BST

{{booking_start_time| date: "dd LLLL y | t"}}

03 September 2021 | 9:45 AM

Click here to view a table of formatting options that you can use πŸŽ‰

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