How to create a delete.hol file to remove holidays from a calendar

This article applies to the following products:
     Messageware Plus Pack v21.a 2007




The Messageware Plus Pack holiday feature reads information from two files: Holiday.hol and Delete.hol.  The following article will show how to configure the delete.hol file.  The Delete.hol file is used to remove specified calendar items automatically from all user’s calendars.





The steps below indicate on creating a delete.hol file.


1.     Create a new text file and name it Delete.hol

2.     Remove Holidays or important dates using the format below:

Format:                                                           Sample:

[Country or Description] ###                                [Company Events and Holidays] 2

Event or holiday description,yyyy/mm/dd                 Groundhog Day,2009/2/2

Event or holiday description,yyyy/mm/dd                 Groundhog Day,2010/2/2



### represents the total number of items listed for deletion

Ensure there is a carriage return at the end of the line


3.     Save and exit the delete.hol file

4.     Copy the Delete.hol in the following location on the CAS: \Program Files\Messageware\Plus Pack\Holiday\Delete\

5.     Restart the World Wide Web Publishing Service for changes to take immediate effect




Please visit the following Knowledge Base article on how to Import Holidays using the Plus Pack Management Console and creating the Holiday.hol file


How to Import Holidays using the Holiday.hol file on the Client Access Server