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How to publish Calendar items to iCalendar format?

ODS iCalendar offers the feature to publish calendar items to iCalendar format for exchange with 3rd party iCalendar compliant applications:

  1. Go to Import/Export menu from the left vertical navigation.
  2. Go to Manage Publications.
  3. Click New Publication.
  4. In the form, enter the parameters as follows:
    1. Name: the name of the publication
    2. Select Refresh type:
      • manually
      • after any entry is changed
      • every [n] hours /days
    3. Select Destination Type:
      • WebDAV path
      • URL
    4. Enter username and password if needed.
    5. Select Options for Tasks and ToDos.

Here is sample scenario how to publish Calendar items:

  1. Login at http://myopenlink.net:8890/ods/ as user demo
  2. Go to its Calendar
  3. Go to Import/Export -> Manage Publications -> New Publication
  4. In the form, enter:
    • Name: MyPublication
    • Leave Refresh Type as default.
    • For Destination Type, choose URL
    • For WebDAV Path / URL, enter:

      http://demo.openlinksw.com/DAV/home/demo/mypublication.xml

      • Note that if the file does not exist, it will be created (if you have the right credentials).
    • Enter for username and password: demo.



  5. Click Create.
  6. The publication will be created.



  7. You can click the Sync button to force synchronization.
  8. The Status should now be shown as OK, with the date of execution.
  9. The content of the created file should resemble:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:GMT+0000 BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:GMT +00:00 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:del624f3e197bg22u81i5i4kh0 URL:http://myopenlink.net/dataspace/demo/calendar/demo%27s%20Calendar/1991 DTSTAMP:20080930T144705Z CREATED:20080630T151931Z LAST-MODIFIED:20080630T183700Z SUMMARY:repair MIS order data DESCRIPTION:fixed th ....

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