Configuring the Calendar Plus Cloud Part®
After adding the Calendar Plus Cloud Part® to a page, the user can click on the icon to pull up the Calendar Plus Data Selector form.
Fill out the form to the desired configuration:
- Calendar Name & Calendar Color
The name and color entered here will appear as the calendar name in the legend, if applicable:
- Source Site
In this field, the user chooses which site collection or site contains the list they want to get calendar events from. The value selected here determines the the source list choices in Source List. (See item #3 below). If the user wants to pull events from multiple source sites/lists, there will be an opportunity to do this using the option. (See #9 below).
- Source List
Choose the list where your calendar events exist. The lists shown here depend on the Source Site value selected. If the user wants to pull events from multiple source sites/lists, there will be an opportunity to do this using the option. (See #9 below).
- Event Title Field
Here the user selects the field that Calendar Plus uses for the event block title on the calendar.
- Start Date & End Date Fields
These drop-downs will be auto-populated with any date-based columns contained in the list selected in Step 2. Calendar Plus will look to these columns to determine when a given event begins and ends.
- Tool Tip Fields
This lets the user specify what data the tooltip pop-up for any event will contain. The user can begin typing the field name in the text box for easy filtering, and click on the field name to select it.
- Select a field to apply color-coded categories
This drop-down allows you to choose a field that will be get color-coded categories assigned. Calendar Plus will automatically detect events containing the same values for this selected field and assign a color to each.
Only fields of type “choice” or “Person/Group” are eligible to be color-coded.
- Filter Data
Calendar Plus allows the user to filter the events returned. There are three main options:
- Show All – All events from the selected list will be shown on the calendar.
- Use Existing List View – Only the events that show in the selected already-existing view for the selected list will be shown.
- Specify Filter Condition – The user can set up their own custom filter conditions. For example, only events where the Title contains the word “Meeting.” Multiple conditions can added and combined by using the option.
- Add List
The option allows the user to specify another source list to pull events from. The Data Selector form will automatically generate a new panel where the user can configure this new list using the same fields described items items 1 – 8 above.
- Display Legend?
This field toggles whether Calendar Plus shows the legend at the bottom of the calendar. It is recommended to keep this setting “checked” if multiple lists or color-coded categories are used.
Press the submit button to generate the calendar.