All Outlook Appointments to ical or vcal
Posted on 2006-04-24
We are migrating all of our users completely off of our exchange server pretty soon here to Oracle-based calendar.
I am trying to figure out a way to export, convert, and then import entire calendars instead of doing it one appointment at a time. Outlook 2003 will only export to PST, CSV, TXT when you try to do the entire calendar. You can open an appointment and do a "Save As" as to a iCal or vCal format, but that could be inefficient and time consuming for those that have a large amount of appointments. For those of you that don't know, Oracle calendar will only import iCal or vCal appointments.
Ideally, I would like to be able to export the entire calendar into a file such as CSV or TXT and be able to map certain fields. Then run that file through a utility that converts it into iCal or vCal, and finally import all of that into the Oracle calendar.
I've tried Outport, OutlookExport, and a few others but they generally did not work very well. I'm looking for something that's pretty reliable and is not going to cause any errors.
Any ideas or alternative suggestions? Thanks!