Important Dates Widget - Akumina Community

Important Dates Widget

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Main Features

  • Items can be explicit items in a list OR linked to calendar events
  • Links can be set to open in the same window (site links) or a new window (external links)
  • Includes expiration date support to automatically remove content from site
  • Support for unlimited number of events
  • Items displayed are security trimmed based on specific site user’s SharePoint permissions
  • Mobile-ready via Responsive Web Design

Uses Content Type: (click to view definition)


Widget Properties Example Instance


Property Details
listname Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this instance.
viewalllink COMPLETE PATH {SharePointSiteURL}/Pages/Calendar.aspx to the page which contains the associated Calendar if being used to read calendar events. In this example, the widget is reading an explicit list of dates (ImportantDates_AK) and not linked to a Calendar list, so this field is not being used.
title If a value is entered, then the title will appear on the header of the widget.
icon Selects the icon that is displayed to the left of the widget title.
calendar A null or “false” value means that the dates are not coming from a calendar list type.

A “true” value means that the dates are coming from a calendar list type

Featuredfield This is the name of the field in the list which contains the “featured” flag.  When the “calendar” is set to “true”, the featured flag in the list is required to be set to true for the event to be displayed on the widget.
Calendardisplay This field is ONLY used if the “calendar” field is true.  The values for the Calendar Display field are either:

blank = show dates beginning from yesterday

today = show dates beginning today
month = show dates beginning one month ago

cacheinterval Sets the time (in secs) that the data should be saved in the local browser cache of the current user.

0 = do not cache the data for this widget

-1 = use the default caching strategy set in the Digital Workplace configuration

[whole number] = cache for specified time (secs)

itemstodisplay This controls how many items to display.
VIEW View Name = HomePage-ImportantDates

View Template URL =



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