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Feature #1809

external calendar

Added by dominique de guchtenaere about 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Start date:
04/08/2010
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Complexity:
Normal

Description

1. I created an external calendar by adding the ical link from a google calendar. It works fine, but the events that are repeated in the google calendar show up twice in Chamilo. (see screenshot)

2. clicking on an event displays the description of the first event in the calendar instead of the one of the selected day.


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external_calendar.jpg (27.9 KB) external_calendar.jpg dominique de guchtenaere, 04/08/2010 10:33

History

#1

Updated by Anonymous about 9 years ago

Ical-import still poses problems, esp. for repetitive items. I have imported my Outlook calendar e.g. and all events recurring on Tuesday are strangely enough put on Thursday in Chamilo. Single events seem to work all right.

#2

Updated by Hans De Bisschop about 9 years ago

Are you talking about iCal importing or iCal displaying ? Importing only supports a very limited subset of iCal properties, of which repeating on a certain weekday isn't one.

#3

Updated by Anonymous about 9 years ago

Import. Still if something is not supported, it should not lead to outright faults.
Question is whether such a very limited subset is of any use to the end user.
Does export do any better?

#4

Updated by Hans De Bisschop about 9 years ago

I think I mentionned this at the previous Dev-meeting: iCal is either best implemented (almost) completely or not at all. It will automatically lead to seemingly incorrect results if not completely implemented. In the case of your example my best guess would be that the original event was created on a Thursday but configured to repeat on a Tuesday. Since the import can only read the "weekly" property it will repeat the even weekly ... but on the originally used weekday, not the one you configured. There is no easy way to prevent this.

Two possible solutions:
  • Extend our internal calendar event content object
  • Add multiple "simple" calendar events for one repeating iCal event

I'm not that big a fan of either solution, but the first one is just a little better then the second as far as data consistency goes. (as well as export possibilities)

The probem should not occur with exports since all currently supported repeating options for calendar events are extensively covered by the iCal format.

#5

Updated by Sven Vanpoucke about 9 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
#6

Updated by Hans De Bisschop almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from 18 to 21
#7

Updated by Stefaan Vanbillemont over 8 years ago

  • Project changed from Chamilo LCMS Connect to Personal Calendar
  • Category deleted (3)
#8

Updated by Stefaan Vanbillemont over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 21 to 2.1.0
#9

Updated by Sven Vanpoucke over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.1.0 to 124
#10

Updated by Stefaan Vanbillemont over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 124 to Backlog (default)

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