iCal attachment introduction

Author - Kailash

What is iCal attachment

iCal attachment isn event that we put into the email so that when the receiver will click the it, an event will be added to his calendar. It looks like this in email:

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Example of iCal attachment format for IPL Match on Friday 09/30/2016 between India and Pakistan at Mohali stadium is following:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR

VERSION:2.0

PRODID:-abcabcevent

CALSCALE:GREGORIAN

BEGIN:VTIMEZONE

TZID:Asia/Kolkata

TZURL:http://tzurl.org/zoneinfo-outlook/Asia/Kolkata

X-LIC-LOCATION:Asia/Kolkata

BEGIN:STANDARD

TZOFFSETFROM:+0530

TZOFFSETTO:+0530

TZNAME:IST

DTSTART:19700101T000000

END:STANDARD

END:VTIMEZONE

BEGIN:VEVENT

DTSTAMP:20160908T094856Z

DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20160930

SUMMARY:IPL Match

URL:www.starsports.com

DESCRIPTION:IPL Match in India Pakistan

LOCATION:Mohali

END:VEVENT

END:VCALENDAR

How to achieve it in emails sent through code

How to send ical attachment in email through code using sendgrid:

//assign format to a variable

$ical = "BEGIN:VCALENDAR

VERSION:2.0

PRODID:-abcabcevent

CALSCALE:GREGORIAN

BEGIN:VTIMEZONE

TZID:Asia/Kolkata

TZURL:http://tzurl.org/zoneinfo-outlook/Asia/Kolkata

X-LIC-LOCATION:Asia/Kolkata

BEGIN:STANDARD

TZOFFSETFROM:+0530

TZOFFSETTO:+0530

TZNAME:IST

DTSTART:19700101T000000

END:STANDARD

END:VTIMEZONE

BEGIN:VEVENT

DTSTAMP:20160908T094856Z

DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20160930

SUMMARY:IPL Match

URL:www.starsports.com

DESCRIPTION:IPL Match in India Pakistan

LOCATION:Mohali

END:VEVENT

END:VCALENDAR";

//prepare an array of parameters

$params = array(

'api_user'  => $user,

'api_key'   => $pass,

'to'        => $to,

'from'      => $from,

'subject'   => $subject,

'html'      => $body,

'files[ical.ics]' => $ical

);

Send email with iCal.ics file as attachment shown in email like

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