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    Is there an option to have an "add event to calendar" button?

    Asked by emmap on February 23, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    I'm looking to have an option on each booking form for guests to click and add the event to their electronic  calendar - is this an option you already have set up - a fellow user thinks you do but I can't find how to activate if you do.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Emma

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    Answered by Mike on February 23, 2016 at 02:31 PM

    Unfortunately, I have not found any references to the "add event to calendar" option at JotForm.

    Would you like to share the predefined calendar files (date and other event info added by you) or generate them on the fly based on a user input data?

    We can add a feature request ticket to our system to see if this can be implemented at some point.

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    Answered by wolfpaw69 on August 11, 2016 at 06:55 PM

    Jotform users have been asking for this feature since 2012 (4 years) and there still isn't one.
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    Answered by Chriistian on August 11, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    Hello @wolfpaw69. To better assist you, I have moved your question to a new thread. We shall assist you with your concern there. Here's the link: https://www.jotform.com/answers/904581. Regards.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 15, 2016 at 05:53 AM

    Hi Emma

    I recently opened a thread concerning the ability to add a calendar event from the generated AutoResponder email from JotForm within Gmail. It's been tested and proven to work by JotForm Support Boris.

    Pros: It works :) 

    Cons: The add to calendar functionality is displayed as a date field in MM-DD-YYYY format (image below). I know, there's no conspicuous call to action button or alert. 

    Workaround: Off the top of my head (haven't tested it yet), you can edit the AutoResponder email and modify the in-cell settings of the date field - say change the background color and make the font size bigger to make it conspicuous to draw the attention of the user (when they hover, they will see the Add to Calendar pop-up) 

    Hope this helps. 

    - Randy, fellow JotForm user

     

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 16, 2016 at 02:10 AM

    Hi everyone. 

    I finally figured out how to put an Add to Google Calendar button via the AutoResponder that will also reflect in Gmail. 

    For brevity, I only used an email address field for the demo. This demo is for instances where there's only 1 event for registration.

     

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    Answered by Chriistian on August 16, 2016 at 03:56 AM

    Thank you for the suggestion Randy. Although there are cons in this method as stated from your other thread, I believe this is indeed a viable solution for our users who would like to have an "add event to calendar" button in their autoresponder. I will keep this in mind in case one of our users require this function. Regards.

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 16, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    The demo I showed only works with Gmail Calendar, cumbersome to create & challenging to generate using field tags from user-input.

    Accepting JotForm Support Mike's offer above, I would like to make a Feature Request to incorporate an Add to Calendar button (for other e-calendars, including Gmail) inside the AutoResponder and/or Thank You page

    Features would include: 

    * interface that would accept either hard-coded values and/or {field tags} values from input widgets.

    * inputs to accept image URL source, event name, event description, start date, end date, start time, end time, time zone...

    * bonus feature: system-generated .ics file that will be attached in the AutoResponder

    This functionality / widget would be an awesome addition. 

    For your consideration.

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    Answered by John_Benson on August 16, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Thank you for your suggestion @grade4pagasa.

    I have to create a separate thread for your feature request so that we can assist you much better. Please refer to this URL: https://www.jotform.com/answers/907549

     

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 19, 2016 at 12:53 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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