A powerful feature of iCal is to create calendars that dynamically include
data from other calendars. For example, a group calendar could be created that
includes the data from individual department calendars or a master room calendar
could include data from individual conference room calendars. Changes made to
the individual calendars will be dynamically updated on the calendars
that include them.
Our On-line Example
For our example we have defined a people calendar
to include the data from three individual calendars. These are
the calendars for david, betty and mary .
The Individual Calendars|
You can get to the individual calendars with these links:
You can freely add and modify events on these calendars.
(You might want to right mouse click on one of these links,
and open the calendar in another browser window)
Dynamic People Calendar|
The People calendar
has been defined to include the data from the individual
calendars. Any changes you make to the individual calendars will
be displayed on this People calendar. Note:
You may need to refresh the people calendar.
One of the first things you should note on the people
calendar is a link at the top right that says, Apply a Filter.
Clicking on this will bring up a small window. From this window
you can control exactly what data is to be viewed.
You might choose only to see the data from Mary's
calendar, or perhaps Dave's and
Betty's. This is a very flexible feature.
Behind the Scenes|
We have used the calendar security capabilities to prevent you
from getting at the administration forms for the calendar. It is
from these forms that you can specify other
calendars to be included into your calendar. You can also
background color and text color associated with an included calendar.
This is why on the
people calendar you will see data from
david as red, betty as blue and
mary as yellow.