So I'm looking for a work around with Solspaces' Importer and Calendar module and hoping someone has a fix, hack or whatever for this.

My problem is that the two awesome modules do not exactly work together. Importer is great for taking a LOT of data and port that data into EE fields that you can run manually or on a cron. What it doesn't do however is port the DATES into Calendar DATES. This is a big problem for me since I'm using an API to pull in Events.

Has anyone discovered a way to do this? My thoughts were that I could possibly have the date (formatted like so: 2013-10-01 07:30 PM) into a text field and run a MySQL command that would port that information into my Solspace Calendar field.

Is this doable or even thinkable? :) Perhaps I should try DataGrab instead? Or am I just stuck with having to edit each and every event to the end of time?


We answered this privately, but we'll mentioning it here again for reference for other users, as it might be useful:

It's possible to import Calendar data through an .ics file (a calendaring file used in iCal, Google Calendar, etc, which contains calendar/event data). When creating a calendar entry in the "Calendar: Calendars" channel, there is a custom field for pasting a URL pointing to your .ics file. Saving the entry should import event data.


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