trying to add restriction

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trying to add restriction

Postby slmoyer » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:45 pm

When I try to add a restriction the calendar "thinks" for about one second then does nothing. I'm unable to add the restriction I want.

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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:23 pm

Is it a repeating restriction? I'd try putting in a single instance and then edit it to make it repeating.
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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby slmoyer » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:47 pm

It is a repeating restriction. I did put in one day only and it worked. As I looked forward on the calendar I noticed one of the days already had an event on it which I think prevented me from doing the repeating restriction. Thanks for your help!

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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:19 pm

slmoyer wrote:As I looked forward on the calendar I noticed one of the days already had an event on it which I think prevented me from doing the repeating restriction.


That shouldn't stop it. "Conflicting" restrictions can be placed on top of events.
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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby slmoyer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:53 am

I tried doing the repeating restriction and it didn't work again. What should I try next?

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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:39 am

What end date did you put on it? There's a two-year limit.

It's also possible that it's trying to go on top of something that's affecting it. It should be able to go on top of an event or another restriction, but perhaps there's something odd about whatever it's trying to go on top of.
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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby slmoyer » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:12 am

The restriction is for less than one year (the same calendar year, 2014).

The event on the calendar is a stake event, October 14 and 15. They put those as the start and end dates and then selected "All day event" under the event details section. That may be what is messing things up. Usually when I do repeating events I use the same date as the start and end dates, then put in the repeating information. I don't use different dates as they did. Any thoughts?

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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:17 pm

It's possible.

If your theory is accurate, then it appears there's no need for the restriction on that particular day. So I'd do two repeating restrictions - one from now until October 13th and one from Oct 16th to the end of the year.
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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby aebrown » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:32 pm

slmoyer wrote:The event on the calendar is a stake event, October 14 and 15. They put those as the start and end dates and then selected "All day event" under the event details section. That may be what is messing things up. Usually when I do repeating events I use the same date as the start and end dates, then put in the repeating information. I don't use different dates as they did. Any thoughts?

Specifying a different start and end date means you are specifying an event that lasts two days. You didn't mention what the repeating rule is, but if you're trying to repeat a 2-day event every day, it's going to conflict with itself (the second day of the first instance conflicts with the first day of the second instance, etc.)

Although a 2-day repeating event could be useful in some obscure scenarios, it's probably not what you want. It's generally better to specify a 1-day event and then set up the repeating rule as desired.

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Re: trying to add restriction

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:53 pm

aebrown wrote:Specifying a different start and end date means you are specifying an event that lasts two days.

Right. It's a two-day "all day" event.

I don't think it's repeating. Unless I'm reading it wrong, he's describing the event that seems to be blocking his repeating restriction.
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