Syncing Calendars

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jtsummie
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Syncing Calendars

Postby jtsummie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:25 am

Good morning,
Does anyone have an idea as to how log it takes a calendar subscription to update for the one way sync? I found the answer as to how to go in and update my subscription to my new unit (I have an out of unit calling), but when I try to preform the one way sync, it still shows my old unit's calendar information. In the far left pane I have unchecked the calendars from my last unit and have checked all of the calendars from my new unit.
Thanks!

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Re: Syncing Calendars

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 am

Are you trying to sync to the LDS Tools app, or to a third-party calendar like Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.? If you're syncing to a third-party calendar:

First, make sure you've used the toggle to subscribe/unsubscribe, and not just the temporarily show/hide checkbox. You can see the option to subscribe or unsubscribe by clicking the double chevron (>>) button at the top of the side panel.

Next, go to Settings (gear icon in the upper right) > Sync. You'll need to click the button to generate a new sync URL.

Finally, copy the new URL to your calendar program.

The calendar sync service limits how often you can sync – it will only check for updates every 9 minutes, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Syncing Calendars

Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 am

I think it's immediate, but you can only use the URL every 9 minutes. Changing the URL will not change that. If you try to pull data in less than 9 minutes, you'll get empty data.

In addition, I've found that Google updates when it feels like it - about once every 24 hours. Deleting and re-entering the same URL just pulls from Google's cache and doesn't re-read the data.
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Re: Syncing Calendars

Postby jtsummie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:57 am

Thanks, looks like i just needed to wait a few more minutes


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