Datasette plugin for outputting iCalendar files
Datasette plugin that adds support for generating iCalendar .ics files with the results of a SQL query.
Install this plugin in the same environment as Datasette to enable the
.ics output extension.
$ pip install datasette-ics
To create an iCalendar file you need to define a custom SQL query that returns a required set of columns:
event_name- the short name for the event
event_dtstart- when the event starts
The following columns are optional:
event_dtend- when the event ends
event_duration- the duration of the event (use instead of
event_description- a longer description of the event
event_uid- a globally unique identifier for this event
event_tzid- the timezone for the event, e.g.
A query that returns these columns can then be returned as an ics feed by adding the
This SQL query calculates the lowest tide per day at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, California.
Since the query returns
event_tzid columns it produces this ICS feed. If you subscribe to that in a calendar application such as Apple Calendar you get something that looks like this:
Using a canned query
Datasette's canned query mechanism can be used to configure calendars. If a canned query definition has a
title that will be used as the title of the calendar.
Here's an example, defined using a
databases: mydatabase: queries: calendar: title: My Calendar sql: |- select title as event_name, start as event_dtstart, description as event_description from events order by start limit 100
This will result in a calendar feed at
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