computergroove

Issue automating Google Calendar file export

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I need to make a script that exports the google calendar to the local disk once a day and will have 10 backups before the oldest backup is overwritten. I will schedule this to run at 3am in the windows scheduler so it will only run once a day. I want to use IE because it's native to Windows. This is what I have:

#include <IE.au3>
#include <Date.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

$password = "your password"

If FileExists("c:\Users\user\Documents\Google Calendar Backups") Then
    ExitLoop
Else 
    DirCreate("c:\Users\user\Documents\Google Calendar Backups")
EndIf
If @error Then
    MsgBox(0,"Google Calendar Backup Problem Encountered","Error 1")
EndIf
_IENavigate($oIE,"https://accounts.google.com/Logout?service=cl&continue=https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render");logout link for google calendar
Sleep(10000)
Send($password & "{ENTER}")
Sleep(10000)
_IENavigate($oIE,"Redacted");Link to the calendar settings I want to backup
Sleep(10000)
InetGet("Redacted","c:\Users\user\Documents\Google Calendar Backups\file.ical.zip");direct link to the export link for the file Im trying to save.

The directory gets created but the file never shows up in the directory. I have also tried to just save it to the root of c:\ with no luck. The link is an encrypted link like "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/exporticalzip?cexp=b2NqdTkxaWlyODQ2ZzhibGJlZm5vbzBkaGdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZQ" (not the real link). Will this likely change over time? If so then is there a better way to automate this? I'm trying not to use mouseclick for this.

Edited by computergroove

Get Scite to add a popup when you use a 3rd party UDF -> http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/scite/docs/SciTE4AutoIt3/user-calltip-manager.html

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