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    How can I add a link to the receiver's calendar ?

    Asked by Hopiness on October 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    I'd like to add a link to the receiver's calendar in the thank you form.

    When the receiver click on the link, the meeting to which he registered goes directly in his personal calendar (outlook, ical, etc).

    How can I do that?

     

    Thanks for your support

    Cindy

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    Answered by ashwin_d on October 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Hello Cindy,

    It seems you want to add the event in the email client when the email will be opened. Is that correct?

    To achieve your requirement, an "ics" file needs to be generated on the fly. When the email is loaded in the email client, it will give you the link asking for user to add it to the calendar. As it is not possible to add any sort of script code in your form or thank you message, I believe it may be possible to achieve your requirement by taking advantage of "Custom Thank You URL". 

    User will be redirected to your own thank you page where you can add script to achieve your requirement.

    You may like to take a look at the "jQuery iCalendar" which will give you the code to record the event.

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 19, 2016 at 01:13 PM

    Hi everyone. 

    I found a free and awesome 3rd-party widget that has the add to calendar functionality - the AddToCalendarAddToCalendar is used for event page on website and email. You can create event button on page and allow guests to add this event to calendar. You can also generate static link to this event for the email newsletters, docs and blogs. AddToCalendar supports:

    - Outlook (.ics)
    - Google Calendar 
    - Apple (.ics)
    - Yahoo 

     

    USES:

    - allow users to save event from booking / appointment / class registration
    - include add events in newsletters or email

     

    STEPS:

    For the AutoResponder (or emails in general), we cannot use the button-dropdown effect since web-email & clients strip off styling and javascript codes (based on my searches). If we need to include an AddToCalendar functionality in our AutoResponser:

    1.) go to addtocalendar.com > scroll to the bottom and

    2.) click the Just fill in the form button to enter your event details (fig. 1).

    3.) click the Update then Copy button once you're done

    4.) paste the copied code snippet in your AutoResponder 

    You can then try the submitting an entry to test the AddToCalendar widget once you get your email autoresponder. 

     

    Additional info:

    * If you have your own Thank You page, a blog or website, you can use the icons, glow button, and / or classic dropdown button (fig. 2) since injecting javascript codes is allowed there.

    * If you click iCalendar or Outlook, an .ics file will be downloaded (desktop).

    A screencast is provided at the bottom. 

    You can try a working demo I did here

    Note: use an email address you can access. Otherwise, you won't be able to test the AddToCalendar widget inside the AutoResponder.

    Hope this helps.

     

    Randy, fellow JotForm user. 

     

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    P.S. 

    JotForm just announced 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.

     

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    Answered by Irshad on August 19, 2016 at 02:21 PM

    @grade4pagasa, Thanks for sharing those details. 

    If you face any issue or need assistance, feel free to revert back.