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142 VOTE
Status Assessment
Workspace Domino
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2018

Make the calendar available as ICAL / ICS to be displayed in foreign calendar systems

There should be an ICAL / ICS option to have the Domino / Verse calendar from the user´s mail file available to be displayed in foreign calendar systems like Google calendar, Android, iPhones, etc. ...

It says there might be a enhancement request for this yet, but without results.

I think, this should be very simple, to be implemented, with much impact.

Mark Reiser, sirius-net GmbH

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  • Guest
    Jul 18, 2022

    BTW: You can redraw shared links at any time if you do not want to share anymore from your outlook settings menus. Easy and effective... Domino should offer the same - it's just very helpful for collaboration in projects.

  • Guest
    Jul 18, 2022

    In an exchange mailbox, you can "share" you calendar, which creates a cryptic link to an iCal feed that you can send to whomever you like (knowing the risks, for sure). For our main use case of group mail-in domino mailboxes that are used from external users using outlook via imap as well as from internal users using Notes, this would help a lot to not having to create seperate Exchange online mailboxes for this purpose. Please consider this as important!

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2020

    Imagine the power if you can make any calendar view in any Notes database available to any 3rd party calendars providing an URL, e.g. using an URL like this:

    https://myserver/app/nextEvents?CalendarFeed

    Note: I know, that it's allready today possible but it takes some time to develop the needed columns in the view.... I expect more from a RAD environment.

  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2020

    "Likely to implement": I hope to be able to just "click on the invitation" to import it to my Notes/Verse calendar, instead of first download the iCalendar file and thereafter import it to my calendar.

  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2019

    I appreciate very much to be able to import an invitation of iCal/Google/* to a meeting, direct into my Notes calendar.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    Yes, exactly what I meant!

    Programming this feature shouldn´t be that difficult. But the point would be - it would be available by default for all verse (on premises) users.

    Or in other words - everyone needs this feature - but its a bilt tricky.

    Authentification would be a point - maybe this interface should work with basic auth by default (to avoid session authentification/LTPAToken problems)!

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    On the blog from Mat Newman he posted a database for the ical feed feature, 
    I use this to display my personal Notes calendar in my business Notes account
    http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/how-to-create-an-icalendar-feed-from-a-lotus-notes-database. but i does not work anymore like expected. 
    There are some clients who demand for notes ical feed feature to use business calendar when planning dates in personal google family agenda. 

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    Drew Birnbaum, I think there should be a constant available URL which could be used to subscribe the IBM domino calendar within Apple, Android, Google mobile phone systems, as the other comments say.

    In other words - I want to see my office calender entries within my private Android mobile phone calendar - just for reading, not editing or creating. This is the case for ICAL / ICS streams.

    Best regards, Mark

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    This feature request is not about one-time import and export.

    It's for subscribing to a Notes Calendar, through a HTTP url, that is responding with an ICS representation of the calendar. Also, it should be possible to create, update and delete calendar entries, through ICS.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2018

    I think the most important use case for this request is to have an URL for calendar subscriptions (in 3rd Party calendars), like:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202361

    https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37083?hl=en

  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2018

    Hi Mark,

    Can you explain this request with a specific use case please.  That is, do you want to be able to export an ICS/ICAL file such that it can be imported to another calendar system.  Or are there other use cases as well.

  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2018

    I think the underlying ical feature already exists, using Domino REST services. But the feature is hidden from the user's point of view.

8 MERGED

I want an external app (for example, Google Calendar) to retrieve Calendar entries from the Domino server for viewing in Google Calendar.

Merged
I want an external app (for example, Google Calendar) to retrieve Calendar entries from the Domino server for viewing in Google Calendar. Several protocols exist (CalDav, WebDav) to do it.
over 4 years ago in Domino / Integration 1 Assessment