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trigger google calendar event from gmail

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I am trying to create a custom google calendar event from data within an email.

I have emails coming in from an order system that show customer name, pickup date and time, etc. They come in from an automated system so they are all the same except for customer specifics. I need those emails to trigger a one time event in google calendar based on the time and date the customer has selected. I would like to be able to select values within the email that defines the date and time of the event in calendar, and also select parts of the email body for the event description

How do I select specific info within the email to set the time and date for the calendar event? 

My apologies if this question has been asked elsewhere on this forum, my search skills are failing me for this one.

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Best answer by nicksimard 10 April 2020, 01:00

Hi Matthew,

In this case, your best bet is to use an email parser (like this one by Zapier: https://zapier.com/apps/email-parser/integrations). You have those emails forwarded to the parser, you indicate which parts you want to extract and then on later steps of your Zap you can map those into fields.

More info on the Email Parser: https://zapier.com/help/create/email-and-text-messages/set-up-your-email-parser-account-in-zapier

The important part is having a way to automatically send those emails to the email parser, either directly from the source (if they're notifications, for example) or setting something up within the email app that's currently receiving them, to have them forwarded.

Why don't you take a look at that and let me know if you have any questions?

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Hi Matthew,

In this case, your best bet is to use an email parser (like this one by Zapier: https://zapier.com/apps/email-parser/integrations). You have those emails forwarded to the parser, you indicate which parts you want to extract and then on later steps of your Zap you can map those into fields.

More info on the Email Parser: https://zapier.com/help/create/email-and-text-messages/set-up-your-email-parser-account-in-zapier

The important part is having a way to automatically send those emails to the email parser, either directly from the source (if they're notifications, for example) or setting something up within the email app that's currently receiving them, to have them forwarded.

Why don't you take a look at that and let me know if you have any questions?