Google Calendar Booking System Integration
EzyOB includes full 2-way Google calendar integration so you can manage your bookings from within Google calendar, inside your EzyOB Portal, or both.
Turning On Google Calendar Integration
To enable Google calendar integration log into your EzyOB Portal and click on SETTINGS in the top menu, then click on GOOGLE.
Click the Enable Google Calendar Integration link.
You will be taken to Google to select a calendar and asked to give EzyOB the necessary permissions to access your Google account. Click Allow.
NOTE: If you have accepted permissions for EzyOB in the past then you will instead be asked to provide EzyOB with “offline access”.
After clicking the Allow button Google will send you back to ezyob.com.
If you have more than one Google calendar associated with the account then you will need to select a calendar to link with.
Google calendar is now linked with EzyOB and new bookings will be visible in both EzyOB and Google.
When you add an event in Google calendar, EzyOB needs to know which resource to assign to when importing.
You can specify which resource the Google “event” is for by including it’s name in the description surrounded by [ and ] characters (e.g. “[My Resource]”). Otherwise, the selected default resource will be used.
If you don’t want to import events that don’t have the [resource] specified in the description, then choose the “Ignore” option.
Google Calendar Options
When importing events from Google, delete overlapping slots in EzyOB
You can create EzyOB “bookings” by manually creating events in Google calendar. If this option is ticked, then any slots in EzyOB that overlap the new Google calendar event will be deleted, unless they have 1 or more bookings attached.
Use this option if you want to use Google calendar to “block” out times from being bookable.
When importing events from Google, match to EzyOB slot by start time
Tick this option to match the start time of new Google events to an existing slot in EzyOB. If a match is found (which has at least 1 place available) then this slot will be linked to the new Google event, otherwise a new slot will be created in EzyOB.
When deleting bookings in EzyOB, also delete the corresponding event in Google calendar
If ticked, events will dissapear from Google calendar if you delete them in EzyOB.
Leave un-ticked if you want events to remain in Google calendar even after they’re deleted in EzyOB.
When deleting an event in Google, also delete the corresponding booking in EzyOB
If ticked, slots will dissapear from EzyOB if you delete them in Google calendar.
Leave un-ticked if you want slots to remain in EzyOB even after they’re deleted in Google calendar.
Include customer information in Google event
If ticked, Google event descriptions will contain details filled in by our customers.
Leave un-ticked if you want to hide sensetive information and customer details.
When slots are moved, modified, or bookings added, Google calendar events are deleted and re-created. Therefore, any additions to event descriptions etc. will be lost. Do not store addition information in event descriptions.