Google Calendar Syncing

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Google Calendar Syncing

Postby drdanielmorris » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:55 am

It appears that syncing with google still does not work.
I have changed the url a couple of times and cannot get the LDS calendar to sync with google.

Does anybody know why?

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Postby aebrown » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:20 am

drdanielmorris wrote:It appears that syncing with google still does not work.
I have changed the url a couple of times and cannot get the LDS calendar to sync with google.

Does anybody know why?


It works fine for me. There are others who seem to be having problems (see this post, for example), but whatever the remaining problems, they clearly do not affect everyone.

When you say that you "cannot get the LDS calendar to sync with google" what do you mean? Are you trying to set up the sync using Google Calendar's "Add by URL" feature? Or something else? When you try, what happens -- no response, an error message, or it appears to succeed, but no events show up?
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Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:52 am

You may want to try the Calendar Validator mentioned in post #2 of this thread. Bad data from one event could cause your calendar to fail to sync.
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Postby pwilson » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:07 am

Seems as though it is an issue with the calendar, not the event. The calendar should be setup to not accept bad events/characters etc. Going through the validation process isn't really a great solution for every stake/ward to have to go through.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:09 am

pwilson wrote:Seems as though it is an issue with the calendar, not the event. The calendar should be setup to not accept bad events/characters etc. Going through the validation process isn't really a great solution for every stake/ward to have to go through.


Agreed, but from your standpoint, it will be "fixed" faster if you can clean up the data.

Even when the calendar is fixed, there's no guarantee that they'll go though the calendar and fix all the problems.
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Postby elderadam » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:14 pm

Is there a way to sync from Google to the Ward Calendar? Currently, I have it syncing from the Ward Calendar to my google calendar through URL but it includes all the stake events too so it crowds my google calendar. I'd like to make changes on my google bishopric calendar and have it relect those changes automatically on the lds.org calendar. Is this possible?

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Postby aebrown » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:15 pm

elderadam wrote:Is there a way to sync from Google to the Ward Calendar? Currently, I have it syncing from the Ward Calendar to my google calendar through URL but it includes all the stake events too so it crowds my google calendar. I'd like to make changes on my google bishopric calendar and have it relect those changes automatically on the lds.org calendar. Is this possible?


No. The sync is one-way only. The sync page makes this clear with the notice at the top of the page, which says:
You can sync the events in your Church calendar with your Google, Microsoft Outlook, or iCal calendar. Updates made to events in your Church calendar will be reflected in the sync'd calendar. Keep in mind that any events created or modified in Google, Microsoft Outlook, or iCal calendars will not be reflected in your Church calendar.
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Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:28 pm

elderadam wrote:Currently, I have it syncing from the Ward Calendar to my google calendar through URL but it includes all the stake events too so it crowds my google calendar.


It will sync only the calendars you are subscribed to. If you change your subscription, then that will clear up your Google calendar. (But you'll find it harder to get those calendars to view on the webpage - a known issue.)
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