Use a Bamboo List Rollup as the Calendar Plus data source

Use a Bamboo List Rollup as the Calendar Plus data source

Overview of Calendar Plus Configuration Settings

Bamboo Solutions List Rollup is one of the four available data sources for Calendar Plus.
Data Source Settings screen with the Bamboo List Rollup radio button selected
When working with List Rollup keep in mind:

  • List Rollup must already be installed and the rollup created

  • Calendar Plus will use a single Bamboo List Rollup as the data source, however List Rollup can aggregate an unlimited number of lists.

The following steps require you to have accessed the Calendar Plus Settings screens by clicking the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings button in the web parts configuration tool pane.

Step Action Result

Click the Bamboo Solutions List Rollup button under Data Source Settings in the navigation tool pane. Image of the Navigation Pane with the Bamboo List Rollup button available. All other data source buttons are grayed out

You will only be able to select this button if Bamboo Solutions List Rollup is selected as the Data Source Type

The Bamboo List Rollup Settings will be visible on the right side of the configuration screen and is divided into two sections:

  • Required Steps: the configuration settings which must be defined to add the data view or schema to the Calendar Plus display

    NOTE: Only the required steps are discussed in this topic

  • Optional Steps: Modify the display options associated with the data source


Select the List Rollup type that will be used as a data source:

Radio buttons to select List Rollup type
Information on the differences between the Bamboo List Rollup tools is available here.

Enter the URL to the List Rollup instance that contains the content to be displayed in Calendar Plus, then click the Load List Rollup… button.

When entering the URL keep in mind:

  • If using List Rollup Classic, enter the page URL.
  • Both absolute paths (http :// server name/site ) or relative paths(./Site/) can be used for the site URL.Bamboo recommends using relative paths if:
    1. Multiple Alternative Access Mappings are being used
    2. The Web part will be included in a site template

Image of the Page or  Site URL field and the Load List Rollup button

The predefined rollups associated with the List Rollup you pointed to will be listed in List Rollup… drop-down menu.

4. Select the rollup to display,then identify the display column from the Item Display Column drop down menu.
List Rollup schema/ dataview drop down ,and Item Display Column drop down

Image of color coded items in calendar display

NOTE: Two tone color coding is not available when using List Rollup as a data source

5. Select the Date and Time column(s) in the list or library that will be displayed in the calendar. Enter the desired start and end date fields from the drop-down menus Whether you see Start Date and End Datefields or Single Date field will depend on the selection made on the General Settings screen to use a …Single Date or Interval.
Image of the Base Calendar on Single Date or Interval drop down selector found on the general settings screen.

Apply a filter for the list or library by selecting from the following options:

  • Show All Items

  • Specify Filter Conditions To Specify Filter Conditions select the radio button and set filter conditions in the 3 fields provided

    Use the Add Filters link is you want to add another filter using AND/OR boolean operators.

Keep in mind:
1. Calendar Plus supports the two SharePoint variables; [ME] representing the currently logged in user, and [Today], representing today’s date, that can be used to specify filter conditions

2. Use the Add Filters link if you want to add another specified filter condition using AND/OR boolean operators.

3. Web part connections can be used to filter the contents of the calendar display but are not configured in the Calendar Plus web part settings. Information on using web connections is available here


Stay in the Bamboo List Rollup Settings screen and configure the Optional Steps associated with the data source


Use the left navigation pane and configure View Settings for the Calendar Plus web part.

Clicking Save and Close will exit the Calendar Plus Web Part settings screen.

Overview of Calendar Plus Configuration Settings