The calendar import block is part of Airtable Blocks, a Pro plan feature. Blocks let you extend the functionality of your bases: you can use blocks to bring new information into Airtable, visualize and summarize your records in colorful ways, and even directly integrate your Airtable bases with your favorite apps.
The calendar import block allows you to add calendar dates to an existing table by importing ICS files.
Watch this video to learn more about how to set up and use a calendar import block, or read on for further information.
After installing a calendar import block, you can drag and drop an ICS file onto the block.
After uploading your ICS file, you can map different calendar elements to different fields in your Airtable base. The left side of the field mappings section shows the fields in your table. To map a value, select the field for the ICS value, then choose a field from your table from the dropdown menu. Repeat this process for as many fields as you want. Note that you don't have to import any fields you don't need to.
As you alter the field mappings, you can look at the right side of the block, which shows samples of the records that will be created according to the specified mappings.
Once you're ready, click the Create records button.
The block will remember your field mappings the next time you import another ICS, speeding up the process if you plan on importing calendar files again and again as part of your workflow.