Google Calendar: To pull and display available dates in a calendar before making a booking.

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    The Friends' School
    Asked on May 03, 2019 at 07:40 PM

    It would be really great if this was able to at least check against busy time in a calendar before making a booking.



    This is a re-post of a comment on Announcing a new Google Calendar integration

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    Jed_C
    Answered on May 04, 2019 at 04:08 AM

    Can you please explain further how you want the Google Calendar widget to work? Are you requesting for Google Calendar to display the available slots?

    Looking forward for your response. 

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    FriendsSchool
    Answered on May 06, 2019 at 02:09 AM
    Hi,
    Yes, it would be great if the widget was able to check the free/busy status
    before it allowed a booking to be made and only displayed available time
    slots.
    Let me know if you need any further details.
    Cheers,
    Emily
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    roneet
    Answered on May 06, 2019 at 05:01 AM

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to check the status of the Google Calendar prior to sending the submissions to the Integration. We can submit this as a feature request to our development team. However, we cannot provide an ETA to this.

    Could you please let us know your requirement so that we can provide a workaround to it.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks.

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    FriendsSchool
    Answered on May 06, 2019 at 06:43 PM
    Hi,
    The scenario we have is that we would like to have a booking forrn for
    booking meetings with our school staff. We have specific times that these
    bookings can be made and they are currently setup as an appointment in
    Google Calendar that is then modified (manually) to be updated with the
    details of the person who will take that slot.
    So, essentially we would like for our booking form to be able to check what
    times are available for these specifically named events, perhaps 2-4 weeks
    in a range and display only the available dates for bookings to be made
    into.
    I hope this makes sense?
    Many thanks for your help.
    Cheers,
    Emily
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    Jed_C
    Answered on May 06, 2019 at 07:13 PM

    Thanks for the details. Your requirement needs to have a new integration based on how I understand it and that integration function will only apply for pulling schedules from your Google Calendar.

    This can probably created through a widget and since we don't currently have this at this time, what I can do is forward your request to our dev team so they can add this to their potential features list.

    If this feature gets implemented, you'll be notified here. Let us know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.