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Import and export iCalendar files

Export a SiteBuilder calendar page to iCalendar format

You can export the data from SiteBuilder and import it to any application that supports the iCalendar format – for example, Apple Calendar (formerly iCal), Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook or SiteBuilder.

There are two ways to export the calendar data:

  • Download the iCalendar file – this is a snapshot of the calendar at a particular time. When you import the file to another calendar application, the data does not synchronise with the SiteBuilder calendar. Use this method to import the data to another SiteBuilder calendar.
  • Copy the iCalendar URL – and subscribe to it in your preferred calendar application. The data remains synchronised with SiteBuilder and updates periodically, depending on your calendar application's settings.

Download an iCalendar file

  1. Go to the calendar page in SiteBuilder.

  2. Use the checkboxes to select tags for the event types you wish to include in the iCalendar file, then select Show selected:

    Select the event tags to include

  3. Select iCalendar beneath the calendar.

  4. At the prompt, save the iCalendar file (its extension is ICS) to your computer.

  5. Go to your preferred calendar application and import the iCalendar file.

Example: Import an iCalendar file to Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Windows)

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.

  2. Go to File > Open > Import.

  3. Browse to the iCalendar file on your computer and select OK.

  4. Choose from the following options:

    • Open as New – the file opens as a separate calendar beside the Personal Exchange Calendar.

    • Import – merge the iCalendar data into your current calendar in Outlook.

Copy an iCalendar URL

  1. Go to the calendar page in SiteBuilder.

  2. Select the tag checkboxes for the event types you wish to include, then select Show selected:

    Select the event tags to include

  3. Right-click the iCalendar link and copy the link address (URL):

    The 'iCalendar' button at the bottom of a SiteBuilder calendar page

  4. Go to your calendar application and subscribe to a new calendar by pasting the URL.

Example: Subscribe to an iCalendar in Apple Calendar (iOS)

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Add Account, and select Other.
  2. Tap Add Subscribed Calendar.
  3. Paste the iCalendar URL in the Server field.
  4. If prompted, enter your username and password.
  5. Tap Save.

Example: Subscribe to an iCalendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Windows)

  1. In Outlook, go to the calendar.
  2. Go to the Home tab.
  3. Select Import Calendar > From web.
  4. Paste the iCalendar URL.

Import an iCalendar file to a SiteBuilder calendar

  1. Go to the source calendar you want to import data from, then export an iCalendar file (the file extension is ICS).

    Tip: to export a calendar from Outlook 2010, view your calendar then select File > Save Calendar.

  2. Go to the SiteBuilder calendar page you want to import the iCalendar data to.

  3. Select the Import an iCalendar file button:

    Import an iCalendar

  4. Attach the iCalendar file you saved to your computer in step 1, then select Import.

  5. Review the list of events you're importing, then select Return to calendar.

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