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Events Calendar Overview

Siebel Events Management allows individuals to manage an events calendar and synchronize sessions with their personal calendar, where the sessions appear as activities. This section provides an overview of the relationships between the events calendar and personal calendar, as well as providing information about events calendar browser requirements and icons.

Events Calendar and Personal Calendar Relationships

The following list provides information about the differences and relationships that exist between the events calendar and the personal calendar:

  • The events calendar only displays events, and not sessions or event plans.
  • The personal calendar only displays activities corresponding to events or sessions, and not event plans. When an employee registers for a session, an activity appears on the employee's personal calendar. For more information on the differences between event plans, events, and sessions, see Defining an Event.
  • Personal calendar synchronization is a one-way communication from the sessions of an event to the personal calendar. Changes to the session item that display on the personal calendar are not saved to the session itself. If a user cannot attend a planned session listed on their personal calendar, the user must ask you, as the event's administrator, to remove their name from any speaker, staff, or attendee lists.
  • Personal calendar items do not appear on the events calendar.

Events Calendar Browser Requirements

The person viewing the events calendar needs to use a high-interactivity browser. A high-interactivity browser supports real time updates to the user interface. For instance, when you drag a column divider to change column width, a high-interactivity browser displays your changes in real time. This functionality is particularly important in the events calendar, in which case using a low-interactivity browser results in an incomplete screen display.

NOTE:  High-interactivity browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.

Events Calendar Icons

The events calendar displays icons that represent the status of an event. If an event is canceled, newly created, and so on, an icon appears next to it. You can configure which icon is associated with which event type by modifying the GetAppropriateIcon function in the script applet_event_hi_calendar_applet.js.

Table 12 describes typical icons that appear on the events calendar to represent an event status.

Table 12.  Icons on the Events Calendar




Enabling High-Interactivity Browser Functionality

The following procedure describes how to modify the Siebel configuration file to enable high-interactivity browser functionality.

To modify the Siebel configuration file to enable high interactivity

  1. Navigate to the configuration file, and open the file.
  2. Set HighInteractivity = TRUE. If HighInteractivity = FALSE, the browser cannot display the events calendar.
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