In this post I'm going to be showing you how to add a google calender to a dashboard in Softools. Something like this would be great for a holiday tracking application or a PMO Solution.
The video explaining this is here:
To add google calendar to a dashboard in Softools you need to use an iFrame
To do this, first go to dashboards in app studio and add a new one, labelling it as you see fit – for this example I have simply used Google Calendar
For layout, click 1x1 (1 column and 1 row) and ensure you click “is global” so that this can be seen on a homepage rather than a singular app
Next you need to scroll down to dashboard layout and click the end button of </> as shown:
This allows you to use iFrames where you can embed URLs to access different websites through a Softools dashboard (other examples include YouTube videos)
Go to the website that you want to embed, in this example, google calendar.
Then go to the settings of google calender, select the calender that you want to imbed and go to integrate calender and find the embed code as so:
Copy the URL in the embedded code which is contained between the two quotation marks after src=
Select the required width and height (we suggest 1200 width and 800 height) and then set the alignment to centre with a transparent background
Go to the homepage section of app studio
Create a new homepage and label it as you see fit
If you want the google calendar as your default homepage, click this button here:
At the bottom click the second button to use a dashboard
Select the dashboard you just created and save
Go to workspace, sign out and sign back in (for homepages this is required as you cannot simply resync it)
This should now be shown as the dashboard shown
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