Warning: BETA. This connector is a beta version.

Google Calendar

The Qlik Google Calendar connector uses Google's Calendar API to fetch your schedule data, such as calendars, events, and event attendees.

Note: The built-in web connectors are only available on Qlik Sense Cloud with a Cloud Business subscription.

Ways to access your data

To access your Google Calendar data, you need to authenticate the connector with your Google Calendar account credentials. After you create a connection and select Google Calendar as your data source, you are redirected to a Google Calendar login page. Log into Google Calendar with your account credentials to receive an authentication code which you enter into the connector.

Creating a connection and selecting data

Loading data from tables

After you authenticate the connector with your account credentials, you can use the following tables to select and load data:

Table Description
CalendarList Use this table to fetch a list of all your calendars. This table will return the calendar ID along with other important information about your calendars.
Events Use this table to fetch a list of events contained in your calendars. This table requires a calendar ID.
EventAttendees Use this table to fetch a list of attendees for an event. This table requires a calendar ID and an event ID.

To select and load data from a table, enter the required table parameters and click Preview data. Required parameters are marked with an asterisk (*). The table fields are displayed under the Data preview tab. You can select fields individually by selecting the box beside each field name. Select Insert script after you have made your selection.

Creating a connection and selecting data

Working with the Calendar API quota limits

The Qlik Web Connectors use the Calendar API to extract data from Google Calendar and load it into your Qlik Sense app. While reloading you Google Calendar-based app, you might receive an error message that the connector has reached the Calendar API rate limit and that all subsequent API calls will fail until the connector falls back under the throttling limit. If you receive this error message, then you have exceeded one of the API rate limits.

You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit

Reference - Google Calendar developer documentation

You can refer to the Google Calendar API documentation to learn more about the requirements and restrictions imposed by the Calendar API.

Troubleshooting

The authentication window does not open

Possible cause Possible cause

Your internet browser might be blocking pop-up windows from appearing.

Proposed action Proposed action

Make sure that pop-ups are not blocked on your browser.

You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit

Possible cause Possible cause

You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed on the Qlik Web Connectors by the Calendar API.

Proposed action Proposed action

To reduce the impact of reaching the API rate limits, develop your app with the following in mind:

  • Extract only the data you need.
  • Reload one Google Calendar-based application at a time.
  • Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls will not result in infinite loops.

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