Drafts entry using details of Office 365 Calendar

Hi all,

I’d like to export meeting details from an Office 365 calendar entry into Drafts, make notes, and then export my notes.

I can export my notes no problem, but does anyone know how to pull in the meeting details from Office 365?

Thanks!

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A couple of options:

Pull from Drafts

If you use the calendar and event scripting objects in Drafts, you should be able to specify your O365 calendar as the source, and use the events function to get your list of events in a specified time frame. You can use a prompts to help you specify the dates/times and which event if there are multiple from your date/time filtered search.

After that the properties of the event object should give you the information you need.

Share to Drafts and Process

Calendar apps such as Fantastical will allow you to share calendar events; I’ve not seen this in the native Calendars app, but it may be buried in there somewhere.

When Fantastical shares an event to Drafts it dumps an iCal formatted set of text into the new draft. Since this is structured data, an action to process the text into a friendlier format could be used against the draft.

Hope that helps.

Here’s a third option… maybe not as elegant as a pure Drafts solution, but you can start in Shortcuts to grab all calendar info you want and then launch a new Draft.

Here is a shortcut I frequently use for that very use case

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/bca965955a504157bfa8e199d5bd2302

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To add to this, if you wanted I’m pretty sure you could use a “Run Shortcut” step in a drafts action, if you wanted to launch this from Drafts (rather than going into Shortcuts).

I’ve been playing more with Drafts lately after the latest episode but I must admit I’m more comfortable in Shortcuts so I’ve been using that pretty heavily in the workflows I’m creating.

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Thanks BL! Works like a charm. All I had to do was change the URL from drafts5 to drafts4 and voila!

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