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Create Event with Google Calendar API

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Create a workflow to Create Event with the Google Calendar API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Create Event action
    1. Connect your Google Calendar account
    2. Select a Calendar ID
    3. Optional- Configure Event Title
    4. Optional- Configure Event Venue
    5. Optional- Configure Event Description
    6. Optional- Configure Attendees
    7. Configure Event Date
    8. Configure Event End Date
    9. Optional- Select a Time zone
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

Details

This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

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Create Event on Google Calendar
Description:Create an event to the Google Calendar. [See the docs here](https://googleapis.dev/nodejs/googleapis/latest/calendar/classes/Resource$Events.html#insert)
Version:0.1.1
Key:google_calendar-create-event

Code

import googleCalendar from "../../google_calendar.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_calendar-create-event",
  name: "Create Event",
  description: "Create an event to the Google Calendar. [See the docs here](https://googleapis.dev/nodejs/googleapis/latest/calendar/classes/Resource$Events.html#insert)",
  version: "0.1.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    googleCalendar,
    calendarId: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleCalendar,
        "calendarId",
      ],
    },
    summary: {
      label: "Event Title",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter static text (e.g., `hello world`) for the event name",
      optional: true,
    },
    location: {
      label: "Event Venue",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter static text (e.g., `hello world`) for the event venue",
      optional: true,
    },
    description: {
      label: "Event Description",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter detailed event description",
      optional: true,
    },
    attendees: {
      label: "Attendees",
      type: "string[]",
      description: "Enter the EmailId of the attendees",
      optional: true,
    },
    eventStartDate: {
      label: "Event Date",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter the Event day in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd', if this is an all-day event.",
    },
    eventEndDate: {
      label: "Event End Date",
      type: "string",
      description: "Enter the Event day in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd', if this is an all-day event.",
    },
    timeZone: {
      propDefinition: [
        googleCalendar,
        "timeZone",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    /**
     * Based on the IINA Time Zone DB
     * http://www.iana.org/time-zones
     */
    const { value: timeZone } = this.timeZone ?? await this.googleCalendar.getSettings({
      setting: "timezone",
    });

    /**
     * Format for the attendees
     *
     * [
     *   { "email": "lpage@example.com",},
     *   { "email": "sbrin@example.com",},
     * ]
     */

    let attendees = [];

    if (this.attendees && Array.isArray(this.attendees)) {
      attendees = this.attendees.map((email) => ({
        email,
      }));
    }

    const response = await this.googleCalendar.createEvent({
      calendarId: this.calendarId,
      resource: {
        summary: this.summary,
        location: this.location,
        description: this.description,
        start: {
          date: this.eventStartDate.length <= 10
            ? this.eventStartDate
            : undefined,
          dateTime: this.eventStartDate.length > 10
            ? this.eventStartDate
            : undefined,
          timeZone,
        },
        end: {
          date: this.eventEndDate.length <= 10
            ? this.eventEndDate
            : undefined,
          dateTime: this.eventEndDate.length > 10
            ? this.eventEndDate
            : undefined,
          timeZone,
        },
        attendees,
      },
    });

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully created event ${response.id}`);

    return response;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Google CalendargoogleCalendarappThis component uses the Google Calendar app.
Calendar IDcalendarIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Event Titlesummarystring

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) for the event name

Event Venuelocationstring

Enter static text (e.g., hello world) for the event venue

Event Descriptiondescriptionstring

Enter detailed event description

Attendeesattendeesstring[]

Enter the EmailId of the attendees

Event DateeventStartDatestring

Enter the Event day in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd', if this is an all-day event.

Event End DateeventEndDatestring

Enter the Event day in the format 'yyyy-mm-dd', if this is an all-day event.

Time zonetimeZonestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Authentication

Google Calendar uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Calendar account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Calendar and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Calendar API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

emailprofilehttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.eventshttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.readonlyhttps://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar.settings.readonly

About Google Calendar

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