Selecting Multiple Events


Reschedule several events at once by holding down the shift key to select multiple items at the same time. Here's our blog post with a short video showing how this all works. 

You can also drag to select multiple events at the same time.

Details: Selecting and De-selecting Items

Hold down the shift key to select events. Click on any event without the shift key held down and your selection is cleared, bringing all events back into focus. Selected items are shown with a blue highlight around them and 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 drag items to new statuses and resources.


You can't extend the duration of timed events and all-day events at the same time:

Events with Multiple Resources

If you have events linked to both a person and a room, for example, changing just the room will move only that room for any selected events that share the original room:

But if any selected events don't share the original room, all resources for those events will be replaced with the new destination resource:

Linking Items Automatically

You can permanently link events together, instead of manually selecting them each time. For example, you can chain all the events for a project together so that date changes cascade through downstream events. You'll do this with a custom action that lets you define the criteria by which events are chained: all events for the same project or account, for example. Details are here: cascading events in DayBack Calendar.

Selecting All Events on the Screen

You can select all events on your screen by installing a Select All Events custom app action. This action will select all events when you press Shift-A. This key combination can be customized to the combination that works best in your workflow.  

Working with Selected Events in FileMaker

If you'd like to run FileMaker scripts against your selected event, check out this example. That 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.