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Leave request - SharePoint Online

Hi

I have a requirement to build a solution which is able to track leave/absence and is visible in a calendar preferably on SharePoint Online modern.

I searched and found there is a leave request template in PowerApps I can use, but unsure if the data can be written to a shared calendar which is visible for all users to view ?

If this is possible please can someone advise and if there is a better way of achieving my goal, it would be appreciated if someone can let me know.

Thanks

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Re: Leave request - SharePoint Online

Hi @G99 ,

Firstly, the template leave request app is connected with office 365 users and office365 outlook, which means that it uses calendar of Outlook.

However, sharepoint online calendar has not integrated with Outlook. Though you can sync SharePoint Calendar to Outlook as stated above, you cannot bring the existing Outlook Calendar into SharePoint or overlay an Outlook calendar with SharePoint calendar. Scheduling an event in SharePoint calendar does not add an event to your Outlook calendar.

To sum up, using the template leave request app can not update data to sharepoint calendar directly.

 

Secondly, you could customize this app based on your demands.

You need to connect it with your sharepoint calendar firstly.

Please note that:

Currently when you connect to a non-custom list in SharePoint Online, you must type the name of the list into a text input box (shown below). Therefore, the name of the SharePoint list must match exactly what you type. Please remember to tell site owners about this as well, because if they change the list display name then your app will break. 

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Here are two docs about customizing calendar apps for your reference:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-an-internal-event-calendar-app-in-flight/

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps-Formerly/SharePoint-Calendar-w-PowerApps-Cal...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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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Re: Leave request - SharePoint Online

Hi @G99 ,

Firstly, the template leave request app is connected with office 365 users and office365 outlook, which means that it uses calendar of Outlook.

However, sharepoint online calendar has not integrated with Outlook. Though you can sync SharePoint Calendar to Outlook as stated above, you cannot bring the existing Outlook Calendar into SharePoint or overlay an Outlook calendar with SharePoint calendar. Scheduling an event in SharePoint calendar does not add an event to your Outlook calendar.

To sum up, using the template leave request app can not update data to sharepoint calendar directly.

 

Secondly, you could customize this app based on your demands.

You need to connect it with your sharepoint calendar firstly.

Please note that:

Currently when you connect to a non-custom list in SharePoint Online, you must type the name of the list into a text input box (shown below). Therefore, the name of the SharePoint list must match exactly what you type. Please remember to tell site owners about this as well, because if they change the list display name then your app will break. 

1127.PNG

 

Here are two docs about customizing calendar apps for your reference:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-an-internal-event-calendar-app-in-flight/

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps-Formerly/SharePoint-Calendar-w-PowerApps-Cal...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Phoebe Liu
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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