Importing Existing Google Calendar Appointments into your Diary

If you have existing appointments in a Google Calendar it is possible to have these sync into your Power Diary account. Please follow the steps outlined below.

To sync your existing Google Calendar events into Power Diary:

  1. The first step will create a new calendar in your Google Calendar that is linked to your Power Diary calendar. This is done via Setup > Diaries > Select the diary > Google Sync > Link to Google Account. We recommend logging out of your Google account in the browser before doing this (we have more steps on the Google Sync in our article here). Once you have done this, a new calendar will be created in your Google account which will be named something like '(diary name) Power Diary'.
  2. Share your existing calendar with the newly created calendar (the one titled '(diary name) Power Diary'). There is more information on how to do this here
  3. You will then be able to sync these appointments back into Power Diary by going to Setup > Diaries > Google Sync > 'Get Changes from Google Calendar'. This will retrieve these appointments from Google Cal and sync them into your diary.
Please note that as Google Calendar does not store a client database, there is no way to identify which client attended the appointment aside from the text in the appointment title. This means that the appointments are synced into Power Diary as personal appointments where there is no direct link to a client in the system. You will see the name of the event as the appointment title in the diary.