Importing and Exporting with Google Calendar

This page will provide specific information about importing and exporting via the Google Calendar service using the Google I/O add-on for Events Manager I/O. Only major differences from common options are mentioned here, for more general information see the importing and exporting documentation.

Selecting Calendars

When importing or exporting, you will be able to choose a calendar from a dropdown which is grouped by your connected accounts.

Syncing Calendars

Google Calendar I/O supports syncing, meaning you can create an import or export and sync events so they are not added twice in either direction and are also updated accordingly.

Importable/Exportable Information

Google Calendar events allow a limited amount of information to be read/written by I/O via their API. The fields that are imported/exported are:

  • Event Title
  • Summary/Description
  • Date/Time
  • Timezone
  • Location (text only, no coordinates)
  • Event Link (exports only, link to your event page)

Importing Locations

Locations are stored in Google as a full single line of text. There is no particular required format, therefore especially when importing you may get varying address information. For example, if importing a personal calendar, it’s perfectly acceptable to add ‘home’ as your location when adding a Google calendar event, which will not translate well into an Events Manager location.

In these cases, if you cannot be sure that every event in the calendar has a strict format we recommend you use the Google API to improve or guess your locations when importing via locations.