Calendar Feature - Event Creation ability to select more than one calendar.

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blainehand
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Calendar Feature - Event Creation ability to select more than one calendar.

Postby blainehand » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:29 pm

Example: Let's say you have 4 calendars. Stake Presidency, Stake High Councilors, Stake Relief Society, & Stake Ward Members Calendars. And you want to create an event for a PEC meeting. Those attending this meeting will be the Stake Presidency & Stake High Councilors. Currently I could add this event to the Stake High Councilors Calendar, but the Stake Presidency would not see that event unless they checked on the Stake High Councilors Calendar. I could put this event on the Stake Ward Members Calendar, but why would the Ward Members want to see what the Stake is doing on a leadership level. If I put the PEC Meeting on both the Stake Presidency & Stake High Councilors Calendar, then the event would show up twice for the Stake Presidency members if they had the Stake Presidency & Stake High Councilors Calendars checked on.

Solution: I suggest that when you create the event and then select the calendar, that you have the ability to select more than one calendar for the event. Once the event is created to only show the event once if any of the selected calendars are checked on.

Example: So if this PEC Meeting (event) was for the Stake Presidency & Stake High Councilors Calendar then on the end users side if I was a viewer on both the Stake Presidency & Stake High Councilors Calendar, I would see the PEC Meeting if I had either the Stake Presidency or Stake High Councilors check on or both check on. And I would only see it once not twice.

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Postby jggarcia » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:50 pm

+1 on your comment. I posted on a different thread/forum (although you were able to get the point across with fewer words!). Additionally, my comment was that creating more calendars for the different "views" (i.e. single calendar for all the groups you mentioned above) is not the way to go. This makes the system very complex. Events should be stored as events with "links" to the different groups, not associated with a particular calendar. The event would have all information needed (i.e. resources, date, links to calendars, etc.). Then people can select what group's information they want into a single (customized) calendar.

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Postby aebrown » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:55 pm

This topic has been discussed before. See thread Events in Multiple Calendars and the thread linked from there.
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Postby tortdog » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:03 pm

jggarcia wrote:+1 on your comment. I posted on a different thread/forum (although you were able to get the point across with fewer words!). Additionally, my comment was that creating more calendars for the different "views" (i.e. single calendar for all the groups you mentioned above) is not the way to go. This makes the system very complex. Events should be stored as events with "links" to the different groups, not associated with a particular calendar. The event would have all information needed (i.e. resources, date, links to calendars, etc.). Then people can select what group's information they want into a single (customized) calendar.


Your idea seems to be the same as this one here: Filters not Calendars

I agree.

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Postby blainehand » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:55 am

Yes, that is a great idea to do Filtering instead of Calendar Layering.


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