Updating an event in google Calendar

I have created an automation to add in a specific google calendar an event when the date and time is indicated in a specific field called “Follow-up Meeting” in my airtable database. It works.
Now, I would like to update the event in google calendar if the date and time in the field “Follow-up meeting” in airtable is updated. I have created a trigger but I have a problem as I cannot inform the “Event ID”. What should I do?

In your first Automation add an Update Record step that fills in the triggering record’s {Meeting ID} field with the ID of the event created in Google Calendar. If you don’t have a {Meeting ID} field, make one.

Now that you’re storing the event IDs you can update the correct event associated with your Airtable record. You will probably have to manually fill in the meeting IDs that have already been created.

As I am a new user, I am. not sure to understand how to do this, could you be more specific. Thanks so much I appreciate your support.

In the automation you already have:

  1. Add a new Update record step after the Create Google Calendar step.
  2. Select the same table as the trigger record’s. In the field ID box, click the blue plus symbol to select the trigger record’s record ID
  3. Under Fields select Choose field and pick a single line text field that you’ll use to store Google Calendar Event IDs. Click the blue plus symbol to select the event id from the Create Google Calendar step.

Now in addition to creating a new Google Calendar event, your Automation will store the unique ID of the calendar event item as a field value for the relevant Airtable record. This means you can update the calendar event in the future by referencing this ID.

Create a new Automation that has these steps:

  1. Set the trigger to be when the {Follow-up meeting} time is updated.
  2. Add an Update Google Calendar Event step. For the Event ID click the blue plus symbol to select the trigger record’s {Calendar Event ID} field.
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Thank you, I could not follow those instructions but I found a bot which can do this.

Hi
I tried this method but I’m facing a failed test
The test for the trigger is OK
The test for the action failed “Received invalid inputs”
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Have you an idea to fix this ?


Your test shows that you passed in no event ID. Whichever record is being used to test your trigger didn’t have a value for that field, so you’re not going to test the action steps until your test record is updated (and the trigger is re-tested to pick up the change).

I succeeded
Thanks for the trick