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Show All Items in One Feed
First of all, when choosing your categories, you have the option to include all of them together. If you do so, your third-party calendar might look something like this:
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You can, however, create separate feeds for each category or item in your Checkfront account, as talked about above. This enables you to assign different colours and toggle categories on/off in your third party calendar application. Doing so might give you a result like this:
As you can see, it's easy to distinguish, at a glance, which are the accommodation bookings and which are the kayak rental bookings etc. It's also easy to hide certain categories if you just want to view, say, the accommodation reservations for the next month.
Q: If I delete something in my calendar software, will it delete the booking in Checkfront?
A: iCal feeds are read-only. They are not able to access your Checkfront account directly to modify bookings. Each booking in your calendar does, however, provide a link to edit the booking in Checkfront.
Q: How often is the data in my calendar refreshed?
A: Checkfront updates its iCal feeds immediately when new bookings are made. It is up to your calendar client to pull this new information. This is configured by your calendar client. It can be a little as 5 minutes, or as long as 1 month. If you have a lot of bookings, you may want to have a longer refresh time to avoid performance issues with your calendar.
Q: If I’m using Checkfront with Google Apps, do I gain more functionality from the Calendar integration?
A: Not at this time.
Q: How does the iCal feed differ from the iCal add-on available under extensions?
A: The iCal notification add-on will attach calendar event request to outgoing e-mail notifications, much like a meeting request. This can be sent to customers and staff and allow them to accept the event and add it to their own calendar. The iCal feed pushes ALL bookings to your calendar.