I made an automation to create reminders in my Google Cal. They’re all-day events, which by default don’t show you as busy, but when they’re made through Airtable they’re ticked to show as busy.
I couldn’t find a field to change this in my automation.
Can I make it so my all-day events made from automation don’t show as busy?
I see this too. This does look like the default behavior for the API though.
From the API documentation:
string|Whether the event blocks time on the calendar. Optional. Possible values are:
opaque” - Default value. The event does block time on the calendar. This is equivalent to setting Show me as to Busy in the Calendar UI.
transparent” - The event does not block time on the calendar. This is equivalent to setting Show me as to Available in the Calendar UI.|
I would ask email@example.com if they can add the Transparency selector to the Automation.
I only spent about 20 min testing it and could not get Airtable automation to work the same way as creating an All Day event in Google Calendar.
There is an additional app Make.com that you can use for free that can watch your google calendar for events created by Airtable, and flip that switch for you. Or remove the automation from Airtable and create the full event in Google Calendar for you the way you want it.