[SOLVED] How to create a .ICS file with multiple VEVENTs to be imported into an existing Outlook Calendar

Issue

I have a need to allow for a user to download an event that has multiple meeting dates. To do this I have created a memorystream to be downloaded which produces a .ics file. For example:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Company//Product//EN
VERSION:2.0
METHOD:PUBLISH
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Subject of Event
LOCATION:Location of Event
UID:[email protected]
DESCRIPTION:Some description
DTEND:20081101T200000Z
DTSTART:20081101T200000Z
PRIORITY:3
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
  ...
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

If I only include one VEVENT in this file it will save it to my existing Outlook calendar. However, when I have multiple VEVENTs it wants to open it as a new calendar and files it under “Other Calendars”.

Is there a way (without using File – Import from within Outlook) to specify that the calendar should be imported automatically into the existing calendar when opened?

UPDATE: To clarify, each VEVENT is related to a single “Appointment”. However there may or may not be a recurring pattern.

-Mike

Solution

I don’t think this will work. Outlook is limited in importing those “open” specs. I had a similar problem trying to import a vCard file with multiple contacts. I ended up splitting the file and writing a script in Outlook to import all the files in a directory.

Answered By – jwmiller5

Answer Checked By – David Marino (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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