Question on how events and calenders work AND can different calendars be combined to create one mast

Claudette Bentley asked on April 2, 2015 18:44

First I am trying to understand the concept of Calendars. From reading the manual there is no such thing as a calendar where you store events but the calendar is a webpart that displays events. To group events I create a page and I then assign events to the page. I can then display those events via the calendar webpart. So the events are related by the page they were created under? (Please correct me if I am incorrect).

The other thing I notice is that "Events" and "Event (booking system)" do not show up in the same webpart even if they are created under the same page. Why is this?

Now to my final question. If I have a calendar that is for events on a campus and another calendar that is posting academic dates and deadline is there a way to combine the two calendars into one master calender?

Thanks in advance

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Virgil Carroll answered on April 4, 2015 17:51


I will attempt to answer your questions in order. You are correct there in that events are a type of content...which will need to be stored under some kind of structure in the pages. Does it need to be under a page? yes and no. If you are wishing to access the events to display on a page (in a calendar webpart) using hierarchal queries, then yes you would need the events in the same area. You also could have the events related by some other methods such as categories or another piece of metadata. To view those related items in a calendar webpart you will need to use a SQL query as the data source vs. a path.

You are correct about the events and events bookings page types being separated. This is due to the additional functionality (I.e. Registration, attendee tracking) of the events booking system. You could store these under the same area and pull up via a path based query into a calendar webpart, but you need to make sure you only reference the fields that are the same. You could also use a sql union query to bring more together into a unified view.

The answer to your 3rd question is basically the answer to your 2nd. If you store in the same path, you could roll up both or individually based of WHERE criteria. If you store separately you can do a sql Union query and pull in together into a unified calendar.

Hope that helps. For more info on the sql Union queries check out information on the hierarchal transformations.


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