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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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  • Jul 25 2018
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    Guest commented
    24 Feb 06:24pm

    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.

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    24 Feb 02:19pm

    "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.

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    Guest commented
    26 Aug, 2019 06:50pm

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

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    Guest commented
    29 Oct, 2018 02:04pm

    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)!

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    Guest commented
    29 Oct, 2018 11:53am

    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. 

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    29 Oct, 2018 09:42am

    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

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    Guest commented
    29 Oct, 2018 08:56am

    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.

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    Guest commented
    29 Oct, 2018 08:45am

    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

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    Guest commented
    28 Oct, 2018 02:34pm

    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.

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    Guest commented
    27 Jul, 2018 08:24am

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