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Google Calendar Connector

Intro

Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service that allows users to create and edit events. Use Domo's Google Calendar connector to find and view public calendar events and ACL Feeds. To learn more about the Google Calendar API, visit their page (https://developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/v3/reference).

You connect to your Google account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Google Calendar connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to Google and create a Google Calendar DataSet, you must have a Google username and password.

Connecting to Your Google Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Google Calendar Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

The Domo Google Calendar connector uses OAuth to connect, so there is no need to enter credentials within Domo. Click Connect (or select Add Account if you have existing Google Calendar accounts in Domo) to open the Google OAuth screen where you can enter your Google credentials. Once you have entered valid Google credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Google Calendar DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Note: If you are already logged into Google when you connect in Domo, you are authenticated automatically when you click Add account. If you want to connect to an account that is different from the one you are logged into, you must first log out of Google.

Details Pane

This pane contains two menus—one in which you select the calendar to import events from and another in which you select a report type.

Menu

Description

Calendar Select the Google calendar you want to import events from. 

Report

Select the Google Calendar report you want to run. The following reports are available:

ACL Feeds Returns the rules in the access control list for the calendar.
Calendar Event Entries Returns events from the selected calendar.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQs

What kind of credentials do I need to power up the Google BigQuery connector?

You need Google account credentials.  

How do I know my Google account credentials are secure?

Domo's Google Calendar connector uses OAuth, which authenticates the account with Google, without Domo ever having access to your Google account credentials.

How often can the data be updated?

DataSets should be set to update no more than once every 15 minutes.

Are there any API limits that I need to be aware of?

While Google may enforce rate call limits, you should not have to worry about them.