iCalendar to Excel Converter

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NOTE - you can change the ICS values below by overwriting the Mapping value.

What is ICS (iCalendar)?

  • ICS, short for "iCalendar," is a widely used file format for storing calendar and scheduling information.
  • It is a plain text format that facilitates the exchange and sharing of event data across different platforms and applications.
  • ICS files typically use the ".ics" file extension, and the MIME type for ICS is "text/calendar."
  • Each ICS file can contain one or more calendar events, each represented as a separate entry within the file.
  • Event data in an ICS file includes information such as event title, start and end dates/times, location, description, and recurrence rules.
  • ICS files follow a structured format defined by the iCalendar specification, making them interoperable with various calendar applications and services.
  • ICS files can be imported into and exported from popular calendar applications like Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, and Apple Calendar.
  • The flexibility and portability of ICS files make them suitable for tasks such as sharing meeting invitations, synchronizing events across devices, and publishing event schedules online.

Example ICS Data:

  • VERSION:2.0
  • PRODID:-//Example Corp.//CalDAV Server//EN
  • UID:1234567890
  • DTSTAMP:20240318T120000Z
  • DTSTART:20240318T130000Z
  • DTEND:20240318T140000Z
  • SUMMARY:Example Event
  • LOCATION:Online
  • DESCRIPTION:This is an example event description.

Advantages of Using ICS:

  • Human-Readable: ICS files are easy to read and understand, facilitating communication of event details.
  • Interoperability: ICS files can be shared and used across different calendar applications and platforms.
  • Standardized Format: ICS follows the iCalendar specification, ensuring consistency and compatibility in event data representation.
  • Recurrence Support: ICS supports recurring events with flexible recurrence rule definitions.

Explore more about ICS on Wikipedia.

What is XLSX?

  • XLSX stands for "Excel Spreadsheet" or "Excel Workbook."
  • It is a file format used by Microsoft Excel to store spreadsheet data.
  • XLSX files can contain multiple sheets, formulas, charts, and other elements.
  • This format is widely used for organizing and analyzing tabular data.
  • XLSX files typically have the ".xlsx" file extension.
  • The MIME type for XLSX is "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet."

XLSX Example:

Advantages of Using XLSX:

  • Structured Data: XLSX provides a structured way to organize and analyze tabular data with support for multiple sheets.
  • Formulas and Functions: Excel allows users to create complex formulas and functions for data analysis.
  • Charting and Visualization: XLSX supports the creation of charts and graphs for visualizing data trends.
  • Compatibility: XLSX files can be opened and edited using various spreadsheet software, ensuring compatibility.

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Explore more about XLSX on Wikipedia.

How to Convert ICS to XLSX?

Step 1: Input iCalendar Data:

Start by providing your iCalendar data either by manually inputting it as a valid string in the designated tab or by uploading an ICS file through the 'Drop/Browse File' feature.

Step 2: Mapping Columns:

Before initiating the conversion process, navigate to the mapping section. Here, you can customize how iCalendar properties are mapped to columns in the final XLSX output.

Step 3: Include Desired Properties:

In the mapping section, include or exclude specific iCalendar properties to tailor the XLSX output according to your requirements.

Step 4: Proceed with Conversion:

Once you've mapped the columns and included the desired properties, proceed with initiating the conversion process by clicking the 'Convert' button.

Step 5: Direct Download:

Upon completion of the conversion process, ConversionTab will generate the XLSX file according to the mapping options you've selected. The resulting XLSX data will be available for direct download.

Step 6: Review Date and Time Formatting:

Understand that currently, ConversionTab handles date and time using default formatting, and customization of date and time formats is not available.

ICS (iCalendar) to XLSX Conversion FAQs

1. What is iCalendar (ICS) to XLSX conversion on ConversionTab?

iCalendar (ICS) to XLSX conversion on ConversionTab allows you to convert iCalendar files or iCalendar text strings into XLSX (Excel Spreadsheet) format.

2. How do I provide my iCalendar data for conversion?

You can input your iCalendar data in two ways:

  • Text: Users can manually input ICS data as a valid string in this tab.
  • File Tab: Users can upload their ICS file through the 'Drop/Browse File' feature, simplifying the process of working with existing data.

3. Which iCalendar versions are supported for conversion?

ConversionTab supports a range of iCalendar versions, including iCalendar 2.0, for conversion.

4. How do I initiate the conversion process?

After entering your iCalendar data or selecting a file, click the 'Convert' button to start the conversion process.

5. What happens if my provided data is not a valid iCalendar file or string?

If your input data is not a valid iCalendar file or string, ConversionTab will display an error message, and the conversion will not proceed.

6. What controls are available after mapping and before conversion?

After mapping your data, you can customize the XLSX output with the following options:

  • Mapping: Modify column names as needed.
  • Include: Select or deselect columns for the final XLSX output.

7. Can I specify which iCalendar properties to include in the XLSX output?

Yes, you can select or deselect specific iCalendar properties to include in the final XLSX output based on your requirements.

8. Can I customize the date and time formatting in the XLSX output?

Currently, ConversionTab handles date and time using default formatting, and customization of date and time formats is not available.

9. How do I get the XLSX output?

Once the mapping and settings are complete, users can initiate the conversion process by clicking the 'Convert' button. The resulting XLSX data can be downloaded directly.

10. Is there an example iCalendar (ICS) and a way to reset the input/output data?

ConversionTab offers additional features to improve the user experience:

  • Example iCalendar (ICS): Users can access a sample iCalendar (ICS) by clicking the 'Example' button, which fills the text area with sample data, facilitating the understanding of the conversion process.
  • Reset Functionality: To clear input and output data, users can utilize the 'Clear' button, ensuring a clean slate for new conversions or adjustments.

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