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    I'd like to add a .ICS file to my form

    Asked by FSRINC1 on September 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I'd like the attendees to be able to click an ICS file and add the event to their calendar. (OR any other way for them to add the event to their calendar if you have a different way)

    I can't figure out how to do this and I'd like to subscribe today.

     

    Thanks!

    Page URL:
    http://www.jotform.us/form/42614162729152

    different subscribe thanks and
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    Answered by KadeJM on September 19, 2014 at 01:14 PM

    If I understand you correctly you basically want .ICS File (

    support or something of that sort for use in saving out localized calendar events?

    It's possible to embed a Google Calendar onto your form using the embed code for it. You could then use google calendar with the .ics file since it's versatile.

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    Answered by FSRINC1 on September 19, 2014 at 01:18 PM

    Right.  I wanted to create an event in my Outlook calendar and export a .ICS and somehow let my responders click it so they can add it to their calendars without manual entry.

    I could create a Google Calendar.  I was also thinking I could put the ICS file in my public dropbox and share a link to it in the Thank You message after they submit.

    Ideally though, having that ICS file right on the form would be great. 

    Thanks,
    Walt

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on September 19, 2014 at 02:47 PM

    Hi,

    Though I am not exactly familiar with Outlook's calendar I did a bit of digging and what you have stated should be possible.

    Add file in Thank you page: You can upload the file to your own server and add the link in your thank you message. Here are the steps:

    1. Load your form in editor.

    2. In the form toolbar, click on "Thank You"

    3. In the "Thank You Page Wizard", select "Thank you Message" and click next

    4. Add a new line in your thank you message and paste the file url.

    5. Select the file url and then click on the link button from the toolbar.

    6. In the new window, paste the url in the "Link URL" textbox and click "Insert". This will make the file url a clickable link.

    When your form is submitted and your user is redirected to thank you message, they will see the link to this file and will be able to use it by clicking on this link.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 19, 2016 at 01:06 PM

    JotForm just announced today the release of their newest feature - AutoResponder attachments

     

    With this, you can opt to attach .ics files created either in Apple Mail or Outlook. Gmail currently displays the ics file and gives the option to save the event to your calendar (haven't tried it in other email clients).

    Randy, fellow JotForm user. 

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    Answered by corporatevents on October 07, 2016 at 04:53 AM

    Hi,

    Nice feature the attachment file except that the majority of people in our entreprise usually when they see an ics file that don't know what do do. I prefer to create a button with a link on the ics it seems more easy for the people. Is there a way to store an ics file on the jotform platform ? I already saw the possibility to store an ics on another webserver but I prefer to store that on one place is it possible to donload the file (and use the link to that file ?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Rose on October 07, 2016 at 07:30 AM

    Unfortunately, we still do not support this feature. The only way for this is the method suggested by my colleague David here above 

    However, I can open a feature request regarding your wish if you want. 

    Please feel free to contact us for any issue you may have.

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    Answered by corporatevents on October 18, 2016 at 05:43 AM

    Please yes open a feature request, it sound simple from my user point of view to allow the jotform platform to download this type of file, and for us then like a picture we use the link.

    Thanks in advance for you help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on October 18, 2016 at 06:52 AM

    Hello corporatevents,

    I have moved your question to a new thread so that we can address this separately. You will be answered here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/963824 

    Thank you!