Create Event

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Overview

Use this Snap to create a calendar event.

Prerequisites

  • Valid Exchange Online tenant.
  • Valid OAuth2 application in Azure Active Directory with all the required API permissions.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines

Limitations

None.

Known Issues

None.

Snap Input and Output

Input/Output
Type of View
Number of Views
Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Description
Input 

Document


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper Snap
Document containing the event’s details such as start time and end time.
Output

Document


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Union Snap

Document containing the event’s details.

Snap Settings

Parameter Name
Data Type
Description
Default Value
Example 
LabelString
Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.
Create EventCreate Event
User/Shared MailBoxString/ExpressionEnter the mailbox/account for which you want to create the event. If not provided, then the mailbox associated with the account is used.N/Ajohn.doe@microsoft.com
Calendar NameString/ExpressionEnter the name of the calendar.N/AOffice
TitleString/ExpressionSpecify a title for the event that you are creating.N/ATeam Meet
AttendeesString/ExpressionSpecify attendees to send an invite for the event.N/Asteve.smith@microsoft.com
Start TimeString/Expression

Required. Enter the start time of the event.

You can also specify the time zone by using 2020-09-29T04:18:00.000+0530 and if UTC time zone the using 2020-09-29T04:18:00.000+0000.

N/A2020-09-29T04:18:00.000
End TimeString/Expression

Required. Enter the end time of the event.

You can give in specific time zone using 2020-09-29T04:18:00.000+0530 and if UTC time zone the using 2020-09-29T04:18:00.000+0000.

N/A2020-09-30T03:19:00.000
Repeat IntervalDrop-down List

Specify the frequency of the event. The options as are as follows:

  • NONE
  • DAILY
  • WEEKLY
  • MONTHLY
  • YEARLY
NONEWEEKLY
LocationString/ExpressionEnter the location of the event.N/ATuxedo Meeting Room
Event DescriptionString/ExpressionEnter a detailed description briefing about the event.N/AEvent to create awareness of the Art of Story Telling.
Number Of RetriesIntegerSpecify the maximum number of attempts to be made to receive a response. The request is terminated if the attempts do not result in a response.04
Retry Intervals (seconds)NumericSpecifies the time interval between retry requests. A retry happens only when the previous attempt results in an exception.121
Snap ExecutionDrop-down List

Select one of the three following modes in which the Snap executes:

  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation, then performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps downstream from it.

Execute onlyDisabled

Troubleshooting

Error
Reason
Resolution
Start Time Field is MissingThe Start Time is blank.Ensure that you provide event start time.
End Time Field is MissingThe End Time field does not have value.Ensure that you provide event end time.

Examples

Event Management

We are using an example of event-based management, where we have chain of event Snaps in this Pipeline, designated to perform specific tasks pertaining to their functionalities.

In this example, our Pipeline activities are as follows:

  1. Creating an event with all required input using the Create Event Snap.
  2. Mapping the event’s information using the Mapper Snap.
  3. Updating an event using the Update Event Snap.
  4. Listing the events in the calendar using the List Events Snap.
  5. Mapping an event’s information using the Mapper Snap.
  6. Deleting an existing event from the calendar using the Delete Event Snap.

Here, let us look into the role of the Create Event Snap in this Pipeline.

We create an event in the calendar with all the required inputs.

Create Event Snap
Output

Upon execution, the displayed output confirms the creation of an event with the given input.

We use the Mapper Snap to map the newly created event’s details with the details of another event to update.

Mapper Snap 

Next, we configure the Update Event Snap to use the inputs from the Mapper Snap.

Update Event
Output

Upon execution, the output reflects the updates.

We retrieve the list of events from the calendar associated with an individual's mailbox. 

List Events
Output

Upon execution, the output displays the list of events and details related to the events.

We use the Mapper Snap to map the event’s ID received from the List Events Snap with the Existing Event ID field’s value in the Delete Event Snap.

Mapper Snap

We then add the Delete Event Snap and configure it to delete the specified event.

Delete Snap
Output

Upon execution, the output shows that the event with the specified ID is deleted.


Download this Pipeline. 

Downloads

Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Provide Pipeline parameters as applicable.



Snap Pack History

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Release

Snap Pack Version 

Date

Type

Updates

4.27

main12833

 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10994 Latest

Improved the Exchange Online Snap Pack to handle authentication token errors and acquire new tokens and improved the error messages in the Create Event Snap where the Snap fails with Null Pointer Exception when the account reference provided is invalid.

4.25main9554 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24424patches8965
Latest

Fixed an issue of the conflict of users' having similar email IDs by accepting only the first user’s email ID returned by the API and ignoring the duplicate ones.

4.24main8556 StableNo updates made.
4.23 main7430 Stable

Initial release of the Snap Pack with the following Snaps and Accounts:

Snaps:

Accounts:




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