Sync single calendars to Google

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Sync single calendars to Google

Postby bweight » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Just wondering how the new calendar system is suppose to function when syncing to google calendars.

Is the link that is provided (and copied to google) associated with:

a) all the calendars I have access to (even if not selected)
b) only the calendars I have selected at the time I copy the link (unique links created time I go to look at it. This would allow you to sync each of the calendars you are interested in separately to google).
c) Or is the link unique to the ID and whatever is selected in the account is synced to the calendar
d) other


Just wondering because when I originally synced, I ended up with every single stake and ward activity on my google calendar which was way too cluttered and hard to use. Later, when I redid it I ended up with less, but still nothing that seemed to make sense. Perhaps there are still some bugs being worked out. Just trying to figure out what I should be expecting.

If there isn't a way to sync single calendars or sub groups, then the feature is far less useful and unfortunately I don't have an Iphone/Ipad to use the new apps.

Thanks for the feedback and information!

Great job by the way. I love the efforts to get everything brought up to current tech. It will be far more useful.

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Postby jdlessley » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:47 pm

bweight wrote:Just wondering how the new calendar system is suppose to function when syncing to google calendars.
Currently all the calendars to which you subscribe should be the calendars that sync. All those calendars are listed on the right side of the calendar page. Even those you have selected to not view will be synced. There is no provision to select a subset of the calendars to which you have subscribed. More information is available by clicking the calendar Help button. There are problems with the sync feature but they are working to resolve those issues.
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Postby johnsonth » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:20 pm

There was a fix released (the first week of January 2011) to the sync process that should have resolved most of the issues by now. jdlessley, thanks for pointing out the help material. Most of the answers about the sync are on the Syncing with Third-Party Calendars page. I'll update that page with any more information as needed.

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Postby kisaac » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:30 pm

bweight wrote:If there isn't a way to sync single calendars or sub groups, then the feature is far less useful


johnsonth wrote:There was a fix released (the first week of January 2011) to the sync process that should have resolved most of the issues by now.


johnsonth,
Is it in the works to be able to have some control over which calendars sync? I must agree with bweight...syncing my 18 calendars all rolled into one really isn't useful to me, and would appreciate an option to decide what to sync.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:32 pm

johnsonth wrote:There was a fix released (the first week of January 2011) to the sync process that should have resolved most of the issues by now.


It may have fixed some problems, but there's still a big out other there. I have the same problem as reported by many others. The URL is fine, and pasting it in a browser retrieves a file. But when pasted into Google, all I get is a "Importing calendar from URL..." that goes away only when I click somewhere in the calendar. The events do not show up at all - even days later.

If I download the file, I can import it into Google no problem. It just seems to be a problem with google's servers talking to the church's servers. I have no idea which end is at fault.
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Postby bbawden » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:48 pm

It may have fixed some problems, but there's still a big out other there.


I agree, I am still having the same issues. It does not appear to be fixed to me.

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Postby samliddicott » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:38 am

bbawden wrote:I agree, I am still having the same issues. It does not appear to be fixed to me.


if it still doesn't work for you, please see the following link and those that follow it: https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?6303-Calendar-sync-issues&p=55552&viewfull=1#post55552https://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?6303-Calendar-sync-issues/page9

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Postby tortdog » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:11 am

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