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Looking for top-of-the-line Coldfusion calendar

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Does anyone know where I can buy a Cold Fusion calendar that has all the bells and whistles?

I have a client that needs a calendar they will be using very frequently, and will have a lot of information in it (some days reaching up to 10 and 12 events). So, I am looking for a calendar that will allow them to easily mange a large amount of content. They showed me Google calendars as an example site they liked.

I've been looking around and there are about 5 calendars out there, all of which are about 5 years old. None of which impressed me.

It doesn't have to look pretty, I can fix that. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Jan 15 '08 #1
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acoder
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Welcome to TSDN!

I can't recommend any, but could you not program one yourself? There are good solutions available which you could modify to your requirements.

It seems the ability to deal easily with lots of events and content for each day is your main concern. That shouldn't be too difficult to add once you have the basic setup.

With the current solutions, is it the space that's the problem?
Jan 16 '08 #2

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Thanks for your response! And while I am a new poster, I am definitely not new to the Scripts. It seems like every time I turn to Google for an answer, the Scripts is always the one with the solution, for which I am very grateful!

Yes space is one issues. Another is that the calendar in place now has a limit on repeating events, so every year she has to enter the reoccurring events again (and there are a lot). The code makes one entry in the database for every date, so it can't run infinitively. Also for this reason deleting a reoccurring event takes slightly more than two clicks, which apparently is to long. She would also like to easily announce if an event has been canceled; right now she goes in and types out CANCELED in front of the name of the event.

I could probably code it myself. I've never taken on a Coldfusion project this complex, but I know enough that I probably could do it. Revamping the one currently in place is also a possibility, but it would be quite a bit of overhauling and it is also not my code, so it's a little rough to work with.

The main issue is that my boss doesn't really want me spending that kind of time on it if we could just buy one, so he asked me to look around. I'm actually surprised, with the kind of amazing coders out there, that there are more amazing web apps you can purchase. There needs to be a site like Template Monster for scripts.
Jan 16 '08 #3

acoder
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Thanks for your response! And while I am a new poster, I am definitely not new to the Scripts. It seems like every time I turn to Google for an answer, the Scripts is always the one with the solution, for which I am very grateful!
Yes, that's what brought me here too, and it's been over a year now.
Yes space is one issues.
For the space issue, you could use JavaScript to display the full details on clicking a date.
Another is that the calendar in place now has a limit on repeating events, so every year she has to enter the reoccurring events again (and there are a lot). The code makes one entry in the database for every date, so it can't run infinitively. Also for this reason deleting a reoccurring event takes slightly more than two clicks, which apparently is to long.
I don't know how the events are stored, but they should be stored separately in another table because there seems to be a many-to-many relationship between events and dates.
She would also like to easily announce if an event has been canceled; right now she goes in and types out CANCELED in front of the name of the event.
A yes/no type of field is all that is needed. If this needs to be announced, e.g. appear as a news item, you could have a log of cancellations.
I could probably code it myself. I've never taken on a Coldfusion project this complex, but I know enough that I probably could do it. Revamping the one currently in place is also a possibility, but it would be quite a bit of overhauling and it is also not my code, so it's a little rough to work with.
If you do plan to make changes yourself, I can help with suggestions.
The main issue is that my boss doesn't really want me spending that kind of time on it if we could just buy one, so he asked me to look around. I'm actually surprised, with the kind of amazing coders out there, that there are more amazing web apps you can purchase. There needs to be a site like Template Monster for scripts.
I understand, but I can't really recommend any myself unless I go and try them out. There probably will be some good calendar scripts that you could buy. I think, though, that whatever script you do manage to find will probably require some modification, but some are obviously better than others. I'm inclined to think that you will probably find even a free one (or the source code is under a basically-free license) that is better and closer to the solution you're looking for than the one you currently have, but the problem is time. How much time will be spent searching for one, or would you be better off coding it yourself?

Hope that helps.
Jan 17 '08 #4

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