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How to get id of newly created event?

Asked by WS
2 years ago.

I am aware of the .find function. When I create new event a new guid is generated and if I try to update the value right away a new guid is generated and hence I can't use this .find to update it. There is an autonumber that is created in the backend database when I create an event but I don't have any other fields in there that I can query to find that specific record's ID. Start date, end date, text, etc. isn't that specific to narrow down to that record and there can be duplicates.

Is there anything specific that DP has that can help me? Is it possible to get guid of the event when I click on it? Just need an unique identifier for that specific event.

Answer posted by Dan Letecky [DayPilot]
2 years ago.

You need to return the ID of the new event from the server after saving the new record in the database. Then you can add the event to the Scheduler using events.add(). Please take a look at the following tutorial:

dp.onTimeRangeSelected = function (args) {
  var form = [
    {name: "Text", id: "text"},
    {name: "Start", id: "start", dateFormat: "M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt"},
    {name: "End", id: "end", dateFormat: "M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt"},
    {name: "Resource", id: "resource", options: flatten(dp.resources)}

  var data = {
    start: args.start,
    end: args.end,
    resource: args.resource,
    text: "New event"

  var options = {
    focus: "text"

  DayPilot.Modal.form(form, data, options).then(function(modal) {
    if (modal.canceled) {
      url: "backend_create.php",
      data: modal.result,
      success: function(response) {
        var e = {
          start: modal.result.start,
          end: modal.result.end,
          text: modal.result.text,
          resource: modal.result.resource

Comment posted by WS
2 years ago.

Hi Dan,
Returning the correct ID for the event saved in the backend DB is the issue. If I create an event and want to delete, resize or move, I can't do it right away. I need to refresh the DP table first so that the resources and events array are built again so I can read and get the ID of that event.

This will cause a huge performance hit as every time I am creating an event I have to refresh the DP table. Sorry if I am not clear but please let me know if there is anything I can do to avoid this.

Comment posted by Dan Letecky [DayPilot]
2 years ago.

> If I create an event and want to delete, resize or move, I can't do it right away.

Yes, you can, if you use the code above. In that case, the event will be created with the correct id.

Comment posted by WS
2 years ago.

Thank you for your swift replies.. I am able to get ID of the event created from my database in the ajax success function and assign it to the event. But when I call the, the event box doesn't appear. If I refresh the DP then it would come up. Below is my ajax call:

    _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl +
    "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" +
    listName +
  type: "POST",
  contentType: "application/json;odata=verbose",
  data: JSON.stringify(itemProperties),
  headers: {
    Accept: "application/json;odata=verbose",
    "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val(),
  success: function (data) {
    var ce = new DayPilot.Event({
      start: itemProperties.StartDate,
      end: itemProperties.EndDate,
      id: data.d.ID,
      resource: itemProperties.ResourceId,
      text: itemProperties.Allocation,
  error: function (data) {
    alert("Error creating record");
Comment posted by Dan Letecky [DayPilot]
2 years ago.

You should print the "ce" object to console before adding it to the Scheduler to see if the data values are what you expect:

console.log("event data",;

Note that the resource ID must match exactly, including type, i.e. 3 !== "3".

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