Outlook agenda in Obsidian

Hi guys,

Perhaps not a plug-in, but a script, I’m wondering if anyone has worked on something along the lines of creating a note for each meeting / appointment in an Outlook calendar?

Apologies of this is posted on the wrong sub

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@tallguyjenks has done some work on this with Obsidian for Business.

I found it a little tricky to setup, but I got there.

This kind of stuff is more niche within the community, so consider giving it a bit of support if you like it.

Hey there,

I am also interested in a solution for this. Obsidian for Business seems interesting but I am running Obsidian on my Mac which makes this solution impossible. What I have done so far is at least import my daily agenda into my daily notes.

I use Templater for this and a little helper program called icalbuddy.

But I still work on the goal to create a meeting note for each entry.

Hey all,

Obsidian for business is not really well supported because I don’t like VBA much but its what I had when I was on my work machine

iCalBuddy I’ve used and scripted with on my Mac and that is by far a much easier way to doing things. highly recommend :slight_smile:

Hey @jonaswanninger - I’m exactly in the same situation (working on a Mac that is).

I too came across icalbuddy and was considering having my work calendar sync to ical and then take things from there with the use of Keyboard Maestro.

How are you getting your agenda from icalbuddy → Obsidian?

As an alternative to icalbuddy I was wondering if it would be easy to write an AppleScript to get the appointments directly from Outlook - but honestly I have no experience with that.

I’ll just flail about over here on my Windows work machine :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I added a system command to Templater. The command looks like the following:

/usr/local/bin/icalBuddy -npc -iep "title,datetime,attendees" -b -\ -po "datetime,title" -ps "|: |\\n |" eventsToday

This gets me the agenda for the day:

and for my weekly overview I use this command:

/usr/local/bin/icalBuddy -npc -nrd -iep "title,datetime" -b -\ -po "datetime,title" -ps "|: |\\n |" eventsFrom:"date -v+monday '+%F 00:00:00 %z’" to:"date -v+1w ‘+%F 00:00:00 %z’"

Thanks. I’m not using Templater myself, but will have a look next weekend.

I do wish there would be a solution that could interact directly with Outlook. If I do end up doing something with icalbuddy and Keyboard Maestro I’ll be sure to share it here

I mean it would be totally possible to build something like that with the microsoft graph api.
Maybe I am starting a project for that because I also would love to see that. Project Management is a huge point for using obsidian. I can customise about anything and have things my way.

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