An Overview of the Based/Copy From Functionality

Modified on: Mon, 16 Oct, 2023 at 8:32 AM

Applies to:          Stayntouch PMS          

An Overview of the Based/Copy From Functionality

Locate the BASED/COPY FROM setting in Settings > Rates > Rates > Choose Existing Rate OR Select +ADD NEW.



BASED rates are created with the intention of always being tied to or bound to their parent rate specifications. As a result, BASED rates will always reflect changes made to the original or parent rate. So, for example, if you select the BASED setting when creating a new rate, and the parent rate has all room types attached, all room types for the child rate will be based on the parent rate. This tool can help you quickly create a mirror image of an existing rate that will replicate the same settings configured in the parent rate. 

Please note, for BASED rates, if you change a rate in the future for the parent rate, the BASED rate will always follow; whereas, COPY FROM rates take a snapshot from the rates as they are right now. If rate changes are made afterwards, the copied rate will not reflect those changes.



For users that want to quickly create a rate that pulls data from an existing rate—but do NOT want the rate to be structurally bound to the existing rate—you are recommended to use the COPY FROM option during rate setup.

With the COPY FROM button, hotels can take an existing rate and modify it to create a completely new rate. This eliminates the need for the user to manually re-enter rate details during rate creation. Using COPY FROM produces a new rate that is entirely separate from the original rate it was copied from. 


If this new rate needs to be distributed to a channel, be sure to add it to the Channel Manager from Settings > Rates > Channel Manager > Select desired OTA > +ADD NEW.

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