[opencms-dev] calendar module

Marko Riedel markoriedelde at yahoo.de
Thu May 31 02:22:29 CEST 2012

Dear Paul, hello all,

thank you very much for the wonderful example, it works like a charm. I have one more question -- how can I create an Alkacon Calendar entry from scratch and programatically? 

If you answer this one maybe you should merge it into the PDF instructions that come with the calendar, as there will surely be others asking the same question.

I would be extremely grateful if you could post a scriptlet to create an entry from scratch.

Best regards,


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Von: Paul-Inge Flakstad <flakstad at npolar.no>
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CC: "markoriedelde at yahoo.de" <markoriedelde at yahoo.de>
Gesendet: 11:42 Mittwoch, 30.Mai 2012
Betreff: RE: SV: [opencms-dev] calendar module

Hi Marko,

Instead of casting calent to CmsFile, try using CmsObject#readFile(CmsResource) to get the CmsFile object.

Himberger's example is a bit outdated, and requires slight modifications in newer versions of OpenCms, but the routine is very much the same.

I added a short example JSP to the wiki - it should work on newer OpenCms versions, including the current release (8.0.4): http://www.opencms-wiki.org/wiki/Modify_file_content_programatically

HTH :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Marko Riedel [mailto:markoriedelde at yahoo.de] 
Sent: 30. mai 2012 03:07
To: Paul-Inge Flakstad
Subject: Re: SV: [opencms-dev] calendar module

Dear Paul,

thank you very much for your advice which I could not find anywhere on the internet.

Can you tell me why the following code always displays empty file contents even though the files are not empty? The method "CmsFile.upgrade" is no longer available in 8.0.4.
It displays ">>><<<" for all entries.

   Locale locale = new Locale("de");

   List calentries = cms.getFilesInFolder("fak8/imng/termine/vortraege/");
   for(int ent=0; ent<calentries.size(); ent++){
       CmsResource calent = (CmsResource)calentries.get(ent);
       out.println(calent.getName() + "<BR>\n");

       out.println(">>>" + (new String(((CmsFile)calent).getContents())) + "<<<");

Best regards,


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Von: Paul-Inge Flakstad <flakstad at npolar.no>
An: Marko Riedel <markoriedelde at yahoo.de> 
Gesendet: 14:44 Montag, 28.Mai 2012
Betreff: SV: [opencms-dev] calendar module

Hi Marko,
http://www.sebastian.himberger.de/blog/2008/12/12/manipulating-opencms-xmlcontent-programatically-some-examples/ Have a look here, should get you started. Adding a field to the XSD as simple as just adding it. You'll then need to modify the handler JSP ("template-elements" or "formatter" JSP) if you want to display this new field to the visitors.
Best regards,

From : Marko Riedel
To : LIST opencms; 
Subject : [opencms-dev] calendar module

Hello there,

I would like to create entries for the Alkacon Calendar module programatically using a JSP script and I would also like add a field to the CalendarEntry XSD. Could someone point me to a tutorial where this is described? Thanks ever so much!

Best regards,

Marko Riedel

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