DayBack URLs

Manipulating DayBack with URL Parameters

DayBack can be controlled by altering its URL, adding new parameters as part of a custom action or button. In Salesforce Classic this is often done by adding buttons to your Salesforce layouts. And in Lightning, it's usually done when adding DayBack to a custom tab

In FileMaker, you can pass URLs to DayBack using a FileMaker Script, or by setting global variables. Details below: passing URLs to FileMaker.

Options are passed as parameters in the URL. Here's an example URL that will deselect all sources (source=null), select the calendar named "Events" and switch to month view:

https://app.dayback.com/#/?source=null&source=Events&view=month

Available Options

Here's a reference for the URL parameters you can include. Please note that all of these are case sensitive.

Source The simple example above included the source as a url parameter so that DayBack knows to turn on the calendar you're interested in. Without this parameter, the event you're looking of could be in a source that is currently filtered off: without a source specified the "Events" calendar may not be on when you arrive a DayBack.

Note that the source parameter doesn't turn off any other calendars: it just makes sure that the one you specified is turned on.

Format: source=Events where "Events" is the name of your calendar in Administrator Settings / Calendar Sources.

To deselect all sources use  source=null

Date   Similar to the source, sending the date tells DayBack to navigate to the date you're interested in. Without this, DayBack could be focussed on another month and you wouldn't see what you're looking for.

Format: date=2016-04-11 where the date is in the form YYYY-MM-DD. Only a single date is accepted.

View This is the name the DayBack tab you'd like to land on, like "Month". 

Format:  view=month from this list of possible view names:

Name of view -- Corresponding tab in DayBack
basicDay -- Simple Day View
agendaDay -- Day view with times down the left side
basicWeek -- Simple Week View
agendaWeek -- Week view with times down the left side
month -- Month view
basicResourceDays  -- Resource tab, "Daily" with days down the left side 
agendaResourceVert -- Resource tab, "Schedule" with times down the left side
agendaResourceHor -- Resource tab, "Pivot Schedule" with times across the top 
basicResourceVert -- Resource tab, "List" list view 
basicResourceHor -- Resource tab, "Pivot" list view
basicHorizon -- Horizon view (Gantt Chart)

resourceDays Sets the number of days in resource view.          

Format:  resourceDays=2   
sidebarShow Determines if the left-hand sidebar is shown by default or not.         

Format:  sidebarShow=false
filterStatuses Acts like clicking a status in the Status Filters sections of DayBack's sidebar

Format:  filterStatuses=done. Multiple values are accepted like this:  filterStatuses=Done&filterStatuses=Ready
filterResources Acts like clicking a resource in the Resource Filters sections of DayBack's sidebar.

Format:  filterResources=Admin%20User. Multiple values are accepted like this: filterResources=Admin%20User&filterResources=Beth%20Reynolds. You can not pass a folder name this way.

filterContacts Adds a "Contact Filters" section to the filters tab of the DayBack sidebar containing any people's names passed in. Use the name of the contact here, not their id.

Format:   filterContacts=Lauren%20Boyle. Multiple values are accepted like this: filterContacts=Lauren%20Boyle&filterContacts=Andy%20Young.  To remove the  "Contact Filters" section use  filterContacts=null

contactID When a contact ID is passed in, any new calendar records created will be linked to this contact (as their "Related Who"). This is independent of filtering the calendar and requires the contactName URL parameter to be passed as well. 

Format:   contactID=W67YGT55623SC56. Only a single value is permitted.

contactName Required as part of passing in a contactID to be used when making new records on the calendar.         

Format:   contactName=Lauren%20Boyle. Multiple values are not accepted. 

filterProjects Adds a "Project Filters" section to the filters tab of the DayBack sidebar containing any names passed in. You can send in any name that's the related "what" of a calendar item (a campaign, account, case, etc.). 

Format:   filterProjects=University%20of%20Arizona. Multiple values are accepted like this: filterProjects=University%20of%20Arizona&filterProjects=GenePoint.  To remove the  "Project Filters" section use  filterProjects=null

projectID When a project ID is passed in, any new calendar records created will be linked to this record (as their "Related What"). This is independent of filtering the calendar and requires the projectName URL parameter to be passed as well. 

Format:   projectID=F4560I88GTDw7889QeT. Only a single value is permitted.

projectName Required as part of passing in a projectID to be used when making new records on the calendar.         

Format:   projectName=Pegasus%20Installation. Multiple values are not accepted. 

filterText Sets the text filter section of the filters tab in the DayBack sidebar containing the value passed in.     

Format:   filterText=Some%20Text%20I%20Like. Multiple values are not accepted (a single string), however, your filter text can use operators.
Should be URL Encoded.
To remove the text filter, use   filterText=null
refresh Simply refreshes the calendar

Format:   refresh=true
range Sets the slider in Horizon view to the duration specified.

Format:   range=365.  Value is specified in number of days. Multiple values are not accepted. 
language Changes the calebdar interface to one of DayBack's nine supported languages. Details here: translation.

Format:   https://app.dayback.com/?language=fr#/?view=month.  Note that the language comes beforethe hash.
These headings that get added to the Filters tab of the sidebar--like "Contact Filters"--can be changed to suit your business vocabulary. Learn more in the article on translation.

Kiosk Mode

DayBack supports "kiosk mode" as a URL parameter for folks who want the calendar to run unattended on a large monitor as a whiteboard replacement. For example, this URL will refresh the calendar and update the focus to today every 10 minutes:

https://app.dayback.com/?kiosk=10#/


Changing URLs in FileMaker

In FileMaker, devs are often making custom sidebars and manipulating DayBack using scripts and buttons placed there. The easiest way to change DayBack's filters or views from these buttons is to manipulate DayBack's URL using the syntax above. Use the FileMaker script "Set URL Parameters - DayBack" that comes with DayBack. That script only works when you're ON the same layout/tab as DayBack.

If you want to set the URL when you're on a different tab/layout, before you arrive at DayBack, set the variable $$DBk_UrlParameters and then navigate to the calendar: see the last two lines of the script "Show Project in Calendar - DayBack" for an example.

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