I have a leave request calendar setup on our department site that is connected to a SPD 13 customized approval workflow. Originally, I wanted to be able to have it create a calendar item in another calendar in addition, but I soon came to realize that you can't use that action to copy into other sites, even sites within the same site collection.

The request has come up again to make this happen, but I'm not sure what to do. Any help or resources is appreciated.

  • Since you are on SharePoint online use MS Flow. It would be much easier to create item to subsite or even different site collection. Oct 18, 2017 at 21:11
  • I thought of that, but Flow won't recognize the list since its a calendar. :-(
    – cbbrown
    Oct 19, 2017 at 20:59
  • You can use calendar type list!! Oct 20, 2017 at 21:41

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You can use MS Flow to create calendar item in different site collection. You will need to enter custom value to get the calendar list:

Here are the details


You can use the event receiver to monitor the events in the calendar and then create events in another calendar in the another subsite.

For SharePoint online, we can use remote event receiver to handle events.

Demoes about using remote event receiver in SharePoint online:

Event receivers and list event receivers in the SharePoint add-in model

Attaching Remote Event Receivers to Lists in the Host Web

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