Selecting Multiple Events


You can reschedule several events at once by holding down the Shift key to select multiple items simultaneously. Here’s a blog post with a short video showing how this works. You can also drag to select multiple events at the same time.

Multi-Selecting and De-selecting Items

  • Hold down the Shift key to select events.
  • Click on any event without holding the Shift key to clear your selection and bring all events back into focus.
  • Selected items are shown with a blue highlight, while unselected items fade into the background.

Drag to Select

Drag around any group of events to select them. Details and video here: Drag-Select to Reschedule Multiple Events at Once.

Drag & Undo

Drag items to new dates/times, extend their duration, or move them to new statuses and resources.

Limitations Extending Event Duration

You cannot extend the duration of timed events and all-day events at the same time.

Events with Multiple Resources

If an event is linked to both a person and a room, changing just the room will only move that room for any selected events that share the original room.

If any selected events don’t share the original room, all resources for those events will be replaced with the new destination resource.

You can permanently link events together instead of manually selecting them each time. For example, chain all events for a project so that date changes cascade through downstream events. Use a custom action to define the criteria for linking events, such as all events for the same project or account. Details are here: Cascading Events in DayBack Calendar.

Selecting All Events on the Screen

You can install an optional Select All Events custom app action to select all events on your screen by pressing Shift-A. This key combination can be customized to fit your workflow.

Working with Selected Events in FileMaker

To run FileMaker scripts against your selected events, check out this example. This article shows you how to pull the IDs of your selected events into FileMaker so you can loop through them in your own FileMaker script.