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Hello everyone, I work at an NGO and I’m trying to put together a booking system so people from a specific program can set up a meeting with someone from the team through a form.

I did everything, but I’m having problems with the Google Calendar automation. It works, but I don’t know why it creates the event two hours later from the time on the date field. I’m guessing this has to do with timezones? but I haven’t been able to figure it out :disappointed_relieved:
can someone help me ? Thank you!!

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Hey !
I’ve the same problem here ! Have you found some solutions ?
Thanks in advance !

Guys, you just need to add the zone designator directly after the time. For example T13:00+04. It meens 13:00 in UTC+4. See the attached picture Screenshot 2020-11-17 at 11.27.57 PM If you already have the time in your Date and Time field, just add the time zone offset, something like this: Date and Time+04

Does this mean that I should add a time zone indicator of what the time is in Local(as the sended) or the destination of the participant?

Hello, I’m trying to figure out a solution for this as well.

I’m currently subscribed my google cal using the Airtable calendar URL. I have a start and end time and date for each entry; however whenever it shows up on my Google Cal the times are off.

Screen Shot 2021-06-15 at 4.54.47 PM
Screen Shot 2021-06-15 at 4.54.06 PM

Here is the formula on the End Time column (DATEADD({Shoot Date},2,‘hours’)

Any help will be great!

I had the same issue, and I found an easy workaround for this. I calculated the time difference between Date fields and Google calendar event after I created the event using Airtable automation. Both for start and end dates, I created 2 formula fields to add that time difference (+8 hours on my example) using DATEADD() function and dynamically add those fields into Google Start and End date fields in the automation.I, then hide the fields.FYI: Automation is triggered when I mark the checkbox (Field Name: ‘Takvim…’). Please let me know if you could find something more reasonable.

Did anyone find a solution on this? What baran_alpo shows us is pretty unconfortable since yo have to change all the formulas when the time chages in your country.

I tried revil_fahreev solution but it doesnt work

Hey there,

Has a solution been found on this issue ?
Same as @David_Alonso, I find the 1st solution pretty unconfortable and the other one won’t work…
It would be really useful to find something as I wan’t to avoid using Zapier here (which does the job pretty well though)


I have been using this formula: DATEADD({Date},-2,‘hours’)

So I create two other columns for the start time and the end time and then for my automation I use the formula column.

It’s not the most practical solution, but it works!
Hope it helps you :slightly_smiling_face: