Export or import data from and to a SharePoint Workspace 2010 Calendar tool

You can export meetings from a 2010 Calendar tool, either for the purpose of importing into another Calendar tool in a Groove workspace, or for migrating the Calendar data to other programs.

Export data for importing into other Calendar tools

Import data into a 2010 Calendar

Export Calendar data for migrating to other programs

Export data for importing into other Calendar tools

You can export all meetings from a 2010 Calendar tool to a file in .dat format. You can import an exported 2010 Calendar tool .dat file into another 2010 Calendar tool.

  1. Open the 2010 Calendar tool you want to export.

  2. On the Home tab, click Export, and then click Calendar Tool Import/Export Format (*.dat).

  3. In the Export Data dialog box, select a disk location and file name for exporting the Calendar .dat file (or accept the default folder location and file name), and then click Save.

Import data into a 2010 Calendar

  1. Open (or add) the 2010 Calendar tool in which you want to import Calendar data.

  2. On the Home tab, click Import.

  3. In the Import Data dialog box, browse to the disk location of the exported Calendar .dat file, and then click Open.

Export Calendar data for migrating to other programs

Use this procedure if you’ve decided to stop using a Calendar tool in a Groove workspace, but you want access to the Calendar data for use in other programs. You can export the Calendar data to either HTML or XML format. You can then programmatically import this data into other programs.

An additional XML export format is available, “XML for SharePoint upload”, that may be used with a sample Migration Tool available on MSDN<link>. For sample purposes, the Migration tool is set up for processing XML files exported from Groove 2010 Discussion tools for the purpose of importing into SharePoint Discussion lists. The Migration tool contains documentation intended to help you understand how Groove tool XML is structured so that you may be able to programmatically import data from other Groove tools (such as the Calendar tool) into SharePoint lists.

  1. On the Home tab, click Export, and then click Peer Tool Data Archive Formats (HTML, XML).

  2. In the Export Peer Tool Data dialog box, check the options you want for exporting the Calendar tool data, and click OK.

  3. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select a folder location for exporting the tool data, and click OK.
    SharePoint Workspaces exports the Calendar tool data in the selected formats to your specified folder, and creates a FileAttachments subfolder to store file attachments from Calendar items.

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