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Hi,

I have a requirement in my project where I have to create an event and when I submit the event details, a link should be displayed on click on which that event should added in my outlook. Can anyone please help me in implementing this requirement.

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It depends a bit on your specific requirements, but what I have done in the past is to create a new page template and component for Events and then added a rendering servlet to generate an iCal file (which is really just a text file) for these pages. The date, title, location, etc. were all page content.

A different approach would be to use a single "calendar" page and then add Event components to a parsys on this page. This is fine too (and the same style iCal servlet could be used here), but the downside is that each event doesn't have a direct URL. When I did the page-style implementation, this was a problem because you had to be able to Share an individual event to Facebook and Twitter.

HTH,

Justin

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It depends a bit on your specific requirements, but what I have done in the past is to create a new page template and component for Events and then added a rendering servlet to generate an iCal file (which is really just a text file) for these pages. The date, title, location, etc. were all page content.

A different approach would be to use a single "calendar" page and then add Event components to a parsys on this page. This is fine too (and the same style iCal servlet could be used here), but the downside is that each event doesn't have a direct URL. When I did the page-style implementation, this was a problem because you had to be able to Share an individual event to Facebook and Twitter.

HTH,

Justin