New Calendar Date Format Error

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New Calendar Date Format Error

Postby lanestevens » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:43 pm

When I attempt to add an event (all-day event in this case) the system complains about the format of the end date. I have attempted this in Chrome and Firefox and get the same results. I don't have easy access to IE.

Also - odd behavior is that when I click to add an event, I get an event that straddles two days. So, when I attempt to correct the end date, the system complains that the format of the date is not correct. The format of the date matches the requested format (dd mon yyyy).

Has anyone else seen this?

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Postby aebrown » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:09 pm

lanestevens wrote:When I attempt to add an event (all-day event in this case) the system complains about the format of the end date. I have attempted this in Chrome and Firefox and get the same results. I don't have easy access to IE.

Also - odd behavior is that when I click to add an event, I get an event that straddles two days. So, when I attempt to correct the end date, the system complains that the format of the date is not correct. The format of the date matches the requested format (dd mon yyyy).

Has anyone else seen this?


I duplicated both behaviors on Firefox about 15 minutes ago -- but only briefly. Then when I tried it again just a few minutes later, everything was working fine again. I am now unable to reproduce either problem. So I can confirm what you saw, but I am unable to explain why it was so temporary.
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Postby kyleq » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:25 am

Hi Lane. Was this in the week or month view? Or did it happen in both? Did the problem happen when you clicked on the Create Event button or only when you clicked in the calendar grid? Were you picking dates from the date picker or typing in the dates? Also, what were the dates that the system was complaining about?

I can't replicate the problem but I certainly would like to try and track it down.

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Postby lanestevens » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am

kyleq wrote:Hi Lane. Was this in the week or month view? Or did it happen in both? Did the problem happen when you clicked on the Create Event button or only when you clicked in the calendar grid? Were you picking dates from the date picker or typing in the dates? Also, what were the dates that the system was complaining about?

I can't replicate the problem but I certainly would like to try and track it down.


This was in the month view. I clicked on the calendar grid. I tried both the date picker and entry of the dates. I confirmed that the values in the date field were formatted correctly and that there was not any extraneous whitespace. I also tried to copy/paste the date from the "start" field which wasn't complained about.

Since the validation flagged a format issue in the field, I was unable to proceed with the creation of the event.

In one case, I was able to successfully reuse an event that was to be deleted and re-purpose it for the event that I was trying to create. In the another case, I accepted the incorrect end date and then attempted to edit the date. Oddly, when I opened the event to edit it, the date had corrected itself from the wrong date (one day ahead) to the right date.

BTW, I was doing this after 10:00PM MST. I wondered if there was an issue with the timezone setting and it was picking up EST, thus rolling me into another day. If I click on a calendar grid this morning, both the start and end dates are the date clicked, and are correct.

Come to think of it, I started adding calendar events before 10:00pm MST and spanned into the 10:00pm hour. It was only the later entries where this was a problem. Maybe that's a red herring, but may be worth a try. The previous poster responded to the post after 11:00pm. Perhaps there is something in the window 10:00pm MST - 11:00pm MST.

Hope this helps.

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Postby jbh001 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:36 am

When adding an event, the calendar app populates the starting date and time with the current date and time and an event length of 1 hour. When I have been adding events after 11PM at night, they automatically span 2 days because anything 1 hour after 11:00PM end in the following day (as it should). If I then set the event to be "all day" without adjusting the start and end times to be earlier in the day and then adjusting the end date to be the same as the start date, I get usually results I didn't intend, or I get errors. For me this means that, when entering events late at night, I have to manually reset the end date to the current date.

On a different note, a pleasant feature I have discovered is that I can enter time using military format and it is automatically converted. For example, I can enter 1310 for the time, and it will automatically convert to 1:10 p.m., and 0845 converts to 8:45 a.m. This has been a great time saver in adjusting the default start and end times the event is initially populated with.


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