Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One way sync: GroupWise Calendar to Google Calendar

I have gathered this information from several sources. The most helpful of these sources was Novell Cool Solutions. I have set this up with my GroupWise account and it is working for me. Please let me know if does or does not work for you. I will post more images by the end of the week.

Create a Rule in GroupWise:
  1. Open your GroupWise client and go to Tools->Rules on the top menu bar.
  2. Click on the "New..." Button
  3. Give your rule a name "Delegate to Google Calendar"
  4. Select the event of "Filed" and the folder for your calendar.
  5. Select the checkbox for "Appointment"
  6. Add an action to "Delegate" and provide your GMail email address and and enter "GWDelegate" without the quotes into the "Comments to sender:" box. This text will allow you to create a filter in your GMail account that will target only these forwarded appointments.
Create a Filter in GMail:
  1. Login to your gmail account
  2. Click on "Settings" from the top right menu on the screen
  3. Click on "Filters"
  4. Click on "Create a new filter" located at the bottom of the page
  5. Enter your groupwise email address in the From: box
  6. Enter "GWDelegate" again without the quotes in the "Has the words:" text box.


  7. Click on "Next Step"
  8. Now click on the "Delete it" check box. This seems strange that you would delete the appointment as soon as it comes. What actually happens here is that GMail picks this up and adds it to your calendar before it applies the filter. Apparently GMail system filters are fired off before the user defined filters. Another example of this behavior is the Spam filter.
  9. Click on "Create Filter"
Test it out and let me know how it goes.

37 comments:

  1. Do you know any way to get the appointments to appear in a calander other than the default one? I want to have a specific "work" calander for these events, and keep my current "personal" calander seperate...

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  2. @JadeMonkee

    I don't know how to get appointments to appear on any calander other than the default. I wish that I did. If you find a way, please let us know.

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  3. Cheers. I'll let you know if I find anything.

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