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Does AirTable GCal automation allow setting the permissions of attendees over the calendar item?

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aurosharman
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Title pretty much says it all.  I found the article covering how to create a GCal automation in general.  I don't see anywhere in here where you can specify that, for instance, all invited attendees should be able to edit the event or add more attendees.  From what I can see playing around in GCal's native web client, you can set a default property for the client that when creating events in any calendar you have access to, it should use a particular setting for attendee access level:

attendee-access-level.png

This is a "General" setting, not a setting belonging to any of your individual calendars.

So I'm pretty sure if you wanted to have events get created with any setting other than making attendees read-only, that change needs to come from the client side, i.e. AirTable needs to enable choosing this setting in the Automation.

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ScottWorld
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Unfortunately, Airtable doesn’t offer the ability to change that setting.

If you know scripting, you can write your own Javascripts to do this. Similarly, if you know how to craft your own Google Calendar API calls, you can use datafetcher.com to do this.

For me personally, I prefer a no-coding approach to this.

So for me personally, instead of using Airtable’s Google Calendar integrations, I use Make’s Google Calendar integrations to do this.

Make NATIVELY offers the ability to toggle this setting, whenever you create or update an event. So this option is already built into their product. 

There can be a bit of a learning curve with Make, which is why I created this basic navigation video for Make, along with providing the link to Make’s free training courses.

I am also the top Make expert amongst all the Airtable consultants, so If you have a healthy budget for your project and you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with any of this, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consulting — ScottWorld 

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ScottWorld
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Unfortunately, Airtable doesn’t offer the ability to change that setting.

If you know scripting, you can write your own Javascripts to do this. Similarly, if you know how to craft your own Google Calendar API calls, you can use datafetcher.com to do this.

For me personally, I prefer a no-coding approach to this.

So for me personally, instead of using Airtable’s Google Calendar integrations, I use Make’s Google Calendar integrations to do this.

Make NATIVELY offers the ability to toggle this setting, whenever you create or update an event. So this option is already built into their product. 

There can be a bit of a learning curve with Make, which is why I created this basic navigation video for Make, along with providing the link to Make’s free training courses.

I am also the top Make expert amongst all the Airtable consultants, so If you have a healthy budget for your project and you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with any of this, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consulting — ScottWorld 

Well, I'm asking on behalf of a friend who's using AirTable for a small-ish non-profit.  So I don't think there's a lot of budget.  But yeah, if AirTable doesn't allow this, we probably need to look at whether we can either use some other automator to create the events in the first place, or to recognize a new event has appeared, and then update the attendee permission property.  (I think IFTTT might have that capability, and it seems to be pretty user-friendly...  Will have to take a look at that DataFetcher one as well.)

Is there any way (like a publicly watchable Jira kind of thing) to track whether AirTable is considering adding this field to their own automation?

Thanks for the rapid response, in any case.

ScottWorld
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18 - Pluto

Yes, that’s a great idea that I didn’t even think of. You can definitely do that in Make… very simple. Just have it watch for new events and then change the toggle. It would take like 2 minutes to setup in Make.