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How to create an Out of Office event (eventType:outOfOffice) in Google Calendar

  • 30 November 2021
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I like to create out-of-office events in Google Calendar based on approved out-of-office for my my personal account in BambooHR.

I like to create the event in Google Calendar as an event of type outOfOffice (see Google Calendar API at

https://developers.google.com/calendar/api/v3/reference/events#eventType). I expect this to enable/trigger Google Calendar features such as automatically displaying the out-of-office status in Google Mail and Google Chat, and automatically decline new events.

In Zapier, I have a working Zap to create regular events in Google Calendar based on approved out-of-office in BambooHR.

Are you aware if it is possible to create a new Google Calendar event with field eventType set to outOfOffice? If this is possible in Zapier, I would love to learn how to :-)

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Best answer by Troy Tessalone 30 November 2021, 16:32

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Hi @Daniel Schömer 

You’d likely have to leverage the GCal API to use the Event Type setting.

 

App APIs can be used in Zaps with the Webhooks app or Code app.

Webhooks: https://zapier.com/apps/webhook/integrations

Code: https://zapier.com/apps/code/help

Dear @Troy Tessalone !
Thank you so much! I will try the Webhooks and Code apps!

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