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jasa1988
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.ics file Outlook Mobile problems

Hello,

 

I've been asked to create a flow so that when a member of staff asks for time off, an approval is generated and then details of the time off is added to a line managers calendar to act as a sort of reminder. So far, I've got everything working but for some reason the .ics calendar invite isn't appearing on the outlook mobile app (but it does work on Outlook desktop and in the browser.)

 

Here is the text from the .ics file:

 

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
VERSION:2.0
PRODID:'product id goes here'
BEGIN:VEVENT
METHOD:PUBLISH
UID:@{outputs('Timestamp')}-@{body('Get_response_details')?['responder']}
DTSTAMP:@{outputs('Timestamp')}
DTSTART:@{outputs('Date_Holiday_Starts')}
DTEND:@{outputs('Date_Holiday_Ends')}
SUMMARY: "Staff member Annual leave"
DESCRIPTION: "A description goes here"
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

 

Can anybody offer some insight as to what might be going wrong?

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rohsh354
Community Support
Community Support

Hello,

 

I don't have the exact answer, but you can try going through the video available below, and see if reformating the ICS file helps.

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Webinars-and-Video-Gallery/Create-and-Send-ICS-Calendar-Invites-...

 

 

Hello,

 

I did a bit more digging and it turns out it's an outlook for mobile problem, for some reason the app doesn't support .ics files. I installed the Apple Mail app, tried the flow again and everything is working as it should.

 

For anyone else who wants this feature, there's a couple of user voice threads about it:

 

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293349-outlook-for-ios/suggestions/8658445--ics-extension-suppo...

 

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293346-outlook-for-android/suggestions/9623127-support-for-ics-...

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