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Integration Of Caspio Calendar With Google And Microsoft Outlook


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Has anybody successfully integrated Caspio Calendar with the Google Calendar and/or Microsoft outlook.

 

I am building a platform for users to offer/ showcase their services to potential clients. I expect them schedule multiple appointments and register for events using calendar provided, which is Caspio super-powered weekly calendar :)

 

Once user enter information, I would like an automated email sent out to their personal email along with the links. - By clicking these links user can automatically add event data to calendar of their choice either Google or Microsoft or both.

 

I was wondering if anybody on the forum has created similar work flow, or an alternative solution to the similar problem. Please note I come from a non-techie background.

 

Any heads up! greatly appreciated.

 

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You would need to generate an ICS file based on your Caspio data, and store the file on a server, and link to the file. As far as I can tell, you can't do this with just a link.

 

This is doable with the Caspio API, but I'm still a long way from being able to get that together.

 

I have a some-what related feature request in my signature.

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Sorry, I was mistaken. This is very doable. I've successfully adapted the code on this page:

click on any event here: https://london.techhub.com/events/

source code:

<a id="addToGoogle" href="https://www.google.com/calendar/render?action=TEMPLATE&amp;text=VC%20Coffee%20Morning%20with%20BGF%20Ventures&amp;dates=20160915T090000Z/20160915T110000Z&amp;details=https://london.techhub.com/events/vc-coffee-morning-with-bgf-partners-1&amp;location=TechHub%20@%20Campus%20London&amp;sprop=&amp;sprop=name:" class="btn btn-primary btn-xs"><i class="fa fa-google-plus" yv6gjb9="" hidden=""></i>&nbsp;Google</a>

 

<a id="addToOutlook" href="data:text/calendar;charset=utf8,BEGIN:VCALENDAR%0AVERSION:2.0%0ABEGIN:VEVENT%0AURL:https://london.techhub.com/events/vc-coffee-morning-with-bgf-partners-1%0ADTSTART:20160915T090000Z%0ADTEND:20160915T110000Z%0ASUMMARY:VC%20Coffee%20Morning%20with%20BGF%20Ventures%0ADESCRIPTION:https://london.techhub.com/events/vc-coffee-morning-with-bgf-partners-1%0ALOCATION:TechHub%20@%20Campus%20London%0AEND:VEVENT%0AEND:VCALENDAR" class="btn btn-primary btn-xs"><i class="fa fa-windows"></i>&nbsp;Outlook</a>

 

You can put Caspio parameters in there.

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On 8/19/2016 at 5:50 PM, DesiLogi said:

any chance you could explain exactly how to implement the google calendar link? I would love to use this but I don't understand exactly what steps to follow. Thanks-

Insert an HTML block field, and in the source editor, do something like this:

<a id="addToGoogle" href="https://www.google.com/calendar/render?action=TEMPLATE&amp;text=[@field:YourFieldHere]&amp;dates=[@field:YourFieldHere]&amp;details=[@field:YourFieldHere]&amp;location=[@field:YourFieldHere]&amp;sprop=[@field:YourFieldHere];sprop=[@field:YourFieldHere]:" class="button">Add to Google Calendar</a>

I don't know what those sprop parameters at the end are doing.

 

so for example where it says text=[@field=YourFieldHere], you would select the field with the name of your event as the field for that parameter:

text=[@field=EventName]

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Thanks for posting this- I've tried implementing it but can't get it to work. It opens the google calendar page (if my browser is logged into gmail) but it's not adding the event. I've put in field names where the @fields are.

However I don't know what to put for the sprop at the end. Could that be a begin and end time? Maybe if it doesn't have a begin time or end time it doesn't enter it into google. I tried your linked example and it worked fine so I must be missing something- 

EDIT: it seems basically to not be exporting the caspio field values. When I put in the techhub example hard values it exports fine- but replace with caspio [@field:fieldname] and nothing goes over. So there must be some issue with the naming of the caspio field names. 

2nd EDIT: Strangely I was able to use Authenticated fields and have it work- but not regular fields in the datapage. Perhaps the field values need to be saved first before they can be exported? But If the Submit button is clicked then there's no way to send it to Google after that. Confusing... 

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