Can I use my own event IDs?

Author: Adam Bird

23rd February 2016

We don’t issue IDs to events, instead we require that developers provide an event_id when upserting an event to a user’s calendar. This is then used to identify the event when making subsquent updates/deletes.

This ID must be unique within the scope of your application’s client_id.

The rationale for this is two-fold.

  • When inserting an event, your application doesn’t have to block, waiting for a response from a third-party system in order to receive the ID.
  • Your system doesn’t have store any mapping between your internal IDs and external IDs
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Date: 23rd February 2016 | Category: