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I'm looking to see or get a weekly summary of the number of hours per event in a Google Calender.

How can I get these hours totalled up?

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migrated from superuser.com Mar 16 '11 at 13:13

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A very nice google calender sidebar (free) gadget. It sums the activities according to tags that you write in the event description.


Tags can be created in the task description in the form:

tags: tagName1, tagName2, etc.

where tagName is the tag/label name that you want to summarise by

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This gadget is no longer available (I'm the author). – David Braun Jan 2 '15 at 20:13

I wrote up a script in Google Script, which I would like to contribute in case it helps someone else stumbling across this question. I adapted some code from the Google sample code on Calendar API.


  1. Go to your Google Drive and start a new empty spreadSheet.
  2. Go to the Menu: ToolsScript EditorBlank Document.
  3. Copy + paste the code into the new Code.gs and save the file
  4. Go to the Menu: ResourcesAdvanced Google Services
  5. Scroll till you find the Calendar API and turn it ON
  6. Click on the link to the Google Developers Console. a new tab will open.
  7. In the search box type Calendar and click on Calendar API and enable it.
  8. Once enabled, return to the window with the code and click OK to return.
  9. Modify the gbl... vars to suit your interest.
  10. Go to the Menu: RunRunMe
  11. An authorisation request will popup—accept it.
  12. If all went well you should be able to return to the sheet and see the results.

Here is the link to the script: http://gist.github.com/paucoma/7b7b6cecddfa79d25531#file-gglcaleventsonspreadsheet-gs

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Time & Activity Report for Google Calendar;


Analyze number of activities and amount of time people in your organization spend on different types of activities, customers, projects, etc. The app charts number of activities and hours spent (event duration) across a selected date range and lets you filter down to events with specific owners, specific participants, specific words in the event title, etc.

(There's a few other options listed here; http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Calendar/thread?tid=4cdbc3495fbd006a&hl=en)

Hope this helps.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

finally I used google apps script over a google spreadsheet, the code in a github gist .

// add menu
function onOpen() {
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var menuEntries = [{name:"Calcular Horas", functionName: "calculateHours"}];
ss.addMenu("Hours", menuEntries);
// calcular al iniciar

function count_hours(cal_id, event_name){
var hours = 0;
var cal = CalendarApp.getCalendarById(cal_id);
var this_year = new Date(2013,0,1);
var now = new Date()
var events = cal.getEvents(this_year, now, {search: event_name});
for ( i = 0 ; i < events.length ; i++){
var event = events[i];
if ( event_name.toLowerCase() == event.getTitle().toLowerCase() ) {
var start = event.getStartTime() ;
var end = event.getEndTime();
start = new Date(start);
end = new Date(end);
hours = hours + ( end - start ) / ( 1000 * 60 * 60 );
var cal_name = cal.getName();
// retorna el nombre del calendario y numero de horas del evento
return [cal_name, hours];

function hours_in_events(events){
var hours = 0;
for ( i = 0 ; i < events.length ; i++){
var event = events[i];
var start = event.getStartTime() ;
var end = event.getEndTime();
start = new Date(start);
end = new Date(end);
hours = hours + ( end - start ) / ( 1000 * 60 * 60 );
return hours;

function authorize() {
var oauthConfig = UrlFetchApp.addOAuthService("calendar");
var scope = "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar";

* Count hours of events with same name
function countHours(calId, eventName){
var cal = CalendarApp.getCalendarById(calId);
var key = "...";
var query = encodeURIComponent(eventName);
calId = encodeURIComponent(calId);
var params = {
method: "get",
oAuthServiceName: "calendar",
oAuthUseToken: "always",
var url = "https://www.googleapis.com/calendar/v3/calendars/"+
calId+"/events?q=" + query + "&key=" + key;
var request = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url, params);
var response = Utilities.jsonParse(request.getContentText());
var cal_name = response.summary;
var items = response.items;
var start, end;
var hours = 0;
for ( i = 0 ; i < items.length ; i++){
if ( items[i].status != "cancelled" ){
if ( items[i].summary == eventName ){
start = items[i].start.dateTime;
end = items[i].end.dateTime;
start = new Date(start.replace(/-/g,'/').replace(/[A-Z]/,' ').substr(0,19) );
end = new Date(end.replace(/-/g,'/').replace(/[A-Z]/,' ').substr(0,19));
hours = hours + ( end - start ) / ( 1000 * 60 * 60 );
// retorna el nombre del calendario y numero de horas del evento
return [cal_name, hours];

function calculateHours(){
var ss = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSpreadsheet();
var id_cal_pos = 1;
var event_name_pos = 2;
var cal_name_pos = 1;
var total_hours_pos = 4;
var s = ss.getSheets()[0];
var rows = s.getDataRange();
var nRows = rows.getNumRows();
var values = rows.getValues();
// from second row
for ( var i = 1; i < nRows ; i ++){
var row = values[i];
var cal_hours = count_hours(row[id_cal_pos], row[event_name_pos]);
var h = cal_hours[1];
var cal_name = cal_hours[0];
s.getRange(i+1, cal_name_pos).setValue(cal_name);
s.getRange(i+1, total_hours_pos).setValue(h);
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And when that link no longer works? – Al E. Aug 27 '13 at 14:37
@AlEverett nothing is forever. I preferred put the code in a github gist, because I make updates over the code. – juanpablo Aug 27 '13 at 15:21
this was very helpful in getting started -- thanks for the gist! Just need to know that need to create a spreadsheet where Calendar ID is in B2 and Meeting name is in B3 – Ultrasaurus Jul 27 '14 at 17:55

You can use BlackRabbit to get your total hours or to download the timesheet as csv

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Based on my need for, i discovered you're question.

Later on i found a cute solution : GTimeReport

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If you affiliated with the product please disclose this in your answer and explain how the product solves the problem. – jonsca Mar 6 '15 at 0:46

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