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JLam63
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Create event in O365/Outlook calendar

Hi, I'm wondering if it is possible (and if so how) to create an event and have it added to your O365/Outlook calendar. I believe the 'Out of Office' app did this but I cannot understand how it is done.

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v-monli-msft
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Hi @JLam63,

 

Here is how you do this:

  1. Create a Blank App
  2. Add an “Office 365 Outlook” data source.
  3. Insert a Drop down to show a list of available Calendars. Rename the control to “calendarDropDown”.
  4. Set the Items property to: Office365.CalendarGetTables().value
    powerapps1.jpg
    You should see a list of your available calendars:
    powerapps2.jpg
  5. Insert a Gallery to show the list of calendar items.
  6. Set the Items property to: Office365.CalendarGetItems(calendarDropDown.Selected.Name).value
    You should see the list of items in the selected calendar.
  7. Format the gallery as necessary by adding/deleting controls.  Some of the properties you can use include “Subject”, “Start”, “End”, “WebLink”, “BodyPreview”, etc.
    powerapps3.jpg
  8. Format the gallery as necessary by adding/deleting controls.  Some of the properties you can use include “Subject”, “Start”, “End”, “WebLink”, “BodyPreview”, etc.
  9. To create a calendar item, you can insert controls for taking user inputs and call the following operation on the connector:
Office365.CalendarPostItem(
    calendarDropDown2.Selected.Name,
    Text(startDatePicker.SelectedDate, DateTimeFormat.UTC),
    subjectTextInput.Text,
    { Body: { Content: messageTextInput.Text, ContentType: "HTML" }}
    )

Let me know if this helps.

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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v-monli-msft
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Hi @JLam63,

 

Here is how you do this:

  1. Create a Blank App
  2. Add an “Office 365 Outlook” data source.
  3. Insert a Drop down to show a list of available Calendars. Rename the control to “calendarDropDown”.
  4. Set the Items property to: Office365.CalendarGetTables().value
    powerapps1.jpg
    You should see a list of your available calendars:
    powerapps2.jpg
  5. Insert a Gallery to show the list of calendar items.
  6. Set the Items property to: Office365.CalendarGetItems(calendarDropDown.Selected.Name).value
    You should see the list of items in the selected calendar.
  7. Format the gallery as necessary by adding/deleting controls.  Some of the properties you can use include “Subject”, “Start”, “End”, “WebLink”, “BodyPreview”, etc.
    powerapps3.jpg
  8. Format the gallery as necessary by adding/deleting controls.  Some of the properties you can use include “Subject”, “Start”, “End”, “WebLink”, “BodyPreview”, etc.
  9. To create a calendar item, you can insert controls for taking user inputs and call the following operation on the connector:
Office365.CalendarPostItem(
    calendarDropDown2.Selected.Name,
    Text(startDatePicker.SelectedDate, DateTimeFormat.UTC),
    subjectTextInput.Text,
    { Body: { Content: messageTextInput.Text, ContentType: "HTML" }}
    )

Let me know if this helps.

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Hi @v-monli-msft.  Creating the gallery of calendar events is the easy part, thanks for your clear directions. Can you expand on step # 9 to create new calendar items? This is the part that I can't find good directions for. Thanks

Hello Mona,

 

I was going through your tutorial, which is very easy and helpful, thank you!

 

One quick thing I would like to find is how to send to a different individual in the organization?

 

I have used your tutorial, but I am able to only send to myself as there is no option to select an email address, like we can do for sending email ID.

 

Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.

 

Office365.CalendarPostItem(
    calendarDropDown2.Selected.Name,
    Text(startDatePicker.SelectedDate, DateTimeFormat.UTC),
    subjectTextInput.Text,
    { Body: { Content: messageTextInput.Text, ContentType: "HTML" }}
    )

Best,

Santosh

 

Capture.JPGHi Step 6 doesnt work for my apps, it seems when i type . value its not recognize 

 

Any help/step i missed ?

 

 

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