Laravel-google-calendar is a package by Spatie that makes working with a Google Calendar a breeze. Once it has been set up you can easily create, delete, update things on Google Calendar.
You can install the package via composer:
composer require spatie/laravel-google-calendar
You must publish the configuration with this command:
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\GoogleCalendar\GoogleCalendarServiceProvider"
This will publish a file called
google-calendar.php in your config-directory.
You can fetch all events by simply calling
Event::get(); this will return all events of the coming year. An event comes in the form of a
The full signature of the function is:
public static function get(Carbon $startDateTime = null, Carbon $endDateTime = null, array $queryParameters = , string $calendarId = null): Collection
The parameters you can pass in
$queryParameters are listed on the documentation on the list at the Google Calendar API docs.
You can use these getters to retrieve start and end dates as Carbon instances:
$events = Event::get(); $events->startDate; $events->startDateTime; $events->endDate; $events->endDateTime;
You can just new up a
$event = new Event; $event->name = 'A new event'; $event->startDateTime = Carbon\Carbon::now(); $event->endDateTime = Carbon\Carbon::now()->addHour(); $event->save();
You can also call create statically:
Event::create([ 'name' => 'A new event', 'startDateTime' => Carbon\Carbon::now(), 'endDateTime' => Carbon\Carbon::now()->addHour(), ]);
This will create an event with a specific start and end time. If you want to create a full-day event you must use startDate and
endDate instead of
$event = new Event; $event->name = 'A new full day event'; $event->startDate = Carbon\Carbon::now(); $event->endDate = Carbon\Carbon::now()->addDay(); $event->save();
You can create an event based on a simple text string like this:
$event = new Event(); $event->quickSave('Appointment at Somewhere on April 25 10am-10:25am'); // statically Event::quickCreate('Appointment at Somewhere on April 25 10am-10:25am');
Google assigns a unique id to every single event. You can get this id by getting events using the get method and getting the id property on a
// get the id of the first upcoming event in the calendar. $eventId = Event::get()->first()->id; // you can also get the id after creating the event, then you can save it to database. $event = new Event; $newEvent = $event->save(); echo $newEvent->id; // displey the event id
You can use this id to fetch a single event from Google:
Easy, just change some properties and call
$event = Event::find($eventId); $event->name = 'My updated title'; $event->save();
Alternatively, you can use the update method:
$event = Event::find($eventId) $event->update(['name' => 'My updated title']);
Nothing to it!
$event = Event::find($eventId); $event->delete();
You can obtain the credentials to communicate with Google Calendar, Here's the complete documentation of this package on Github.
Published at : 04-01-2022
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