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Calendar config/login_verify documentation

I am working on a Ruby on Rails event list application which let users save an event to online calendars. I like the way a popular event listing website interacts with Yahoo Calendar and so would like to follow how it does. That site link and login user to Yahoo Calendar through this type of url: https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2?.done= ... However I have not been able to find documentation on it. What document covers it? Otherwise can someone please explain how it works. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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  • Kevin,

    If you are intersted in just allowing users to add an event, you could format the URL like this: http://calendar.yahoo.com/?v=60&ST=200...ld&RPAT=1mh

    This URL will allow a user to add an event on 1/5/2008 at 2-3pm local time that repeats monthly.

    Note: v=60 can't be changed
    The other fields are straight forward except for RPAT.
    RPAT is the repeating option where the field can take the form xx[dy,mh,wk,yr,mo,tu,we,th,fr,sa,su]
    dy is daily, mh is monthly, etc.

    ST and ET use the iCalendar DATE-TIME format. Hope that helps.

    Robyn Tippins
    Community Manager, YDN
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  • Hi,

    Thank you Robyn for the information! However I also would like to save the location (city and/or country) of the event to Yahoo Calendar. So is it proper to use the desc field accomodate this or is there another field? Also, since the events in my app do not specify time (dates only) can I ignore the time field or indicate that it is a all-day for each date? Thanks again in advance!






    QUOTE (Duzins @ Jan 14 2009, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Kevin,

    If you are intersted in just allowing users to add an event, you could format the URL like this: http://calendar.yahoo.com/?v=60&ST=200...ld&RPAT=1mh

    This URL will allow a user to add an event on 1/5/2008 at 2-3pm local time that repeats monthly.

    Note: v=60 can't be changed
    The other fields are straight forward except for RPAT.
    RPAT is the repeating option where the field can take the form xx[dy,mh,wk,yr,mo,tu,we,th,fr,sa,su]
    dy is daily, mh is monthly, etc.

    ST and ET use the iCalendar DATE-TIME format. Hope that helps.

    Robyn Tippins
    Community Manager, YDN
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  • Kevin,

    The field for location is:

    in_loc=address_goes_here

    All day events are just events w/a date and no time :)Community Manager, YDN
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  • I would like to have a Yahoo Calendar button for users to click on to add an event to the calendar. Google provides documentation to accomplish this for its calendar in its event publisher guide. So far I have not been able to find instructions to do the same for Yahoo Calendar. Please help in any way. Thanks!











    QUOTE (Duzins @ Jan 22 2009, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Kevin,

    The field for location is:

    in_loc=address_goes_here

    All day events are just events w/a date and no time :)Community Manager, YDN
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  • I don't think we offer that functionality yet since our new calendar is still a fairly fresh beta. If you haven't switched yet, you can do so (in certain countries) by going to http://switch.calendar.yahoo.com

    If your locale is supported in the beta, you'll move to the new calendar. The sharing options are in the top right at the link 'share'. Right now, I only see a way to have a web link to your calendar or an .ICS link for subscribing to your calendar. I don't see the functionality (add events) that you are requesting.

    Sorry,

    Robyn Tippins
    Community Manager, YDN
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  • How do I insert a variable into the url instead of a constant for fields such as dates and title, i.e. instead of 20080105 I would like to replace it with <%= date %> (in Ruby)? I got url issue error message after I logged into the calendar. Thanks!








    QUOTE (Duzins @ May 4 2009, 10:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I don't think we offer that functionality yet since our new calendar is still a fairly fresh beta. If you haven't switched yet, you can do so (in certain countries) by going to http://switch.calendar.yahoo.com

    If your locale is supported in the beta, you'll move to the new calendar. The sharing options are in the top right at the link 'share'. Right now, I only see a way to have a web link to your calendar or an .ICS link for subscribing to your calendar. I don't see the functionality (add events) that you are requesting.

    Sorry,

    Robyn Tippins
    Community Manager, YDN
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  • How do you populate the "Web Address / URL:" field?
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  • QUOTE (MY STADY @ Jul 16 2009, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    How do you populate the "Web Address / URL:" field?


    Okay it's really odd but URL is where you enter the address. I didn't notice because oddly it appends the url to the description instead of populating the URL field.

    That's a bug. :/
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