Calendar sync issues

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aebrown
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Postby aebrown » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:05 pm

If anyone is looking for [B]samliddicott[/B]'s discussion (which used to be in this thread) of a workaround for the sync problem with Google calendars, note that it has been moved to its own thread at: Workaround to fix calendar sync problems.
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Google Calendar importing- an "ah-ha" moment

Postby ch15154 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:37 am

I'm having the same problems automatically synching my LDS calendars to Google Calendar as everyone else. So, I tried exporting the LDS calendar to a text file and then tried uploading that to Google Calendar. I got a message stating that the file was imported, yet the calendar still appeared blank. It didn't seem to work. Having never used Google Calendar before, I was unaware of something that I just now stumbled across. On the left hand side of the Google Calendar, in the "My Calendars" section, there were two entries, one the name of my Calendar (my name) and another entry labeled "Tasks". I assumed that because they were listed, if there was anything in them, the content would show up. WRONG. When I clicked on the name of each of these entries (not the adjacent pulldown list icons), the calendar entries from my LDS calendar suddenly appeared in the main calendar area and an empty Tasks List appeared on the right side of the calendar. Perhaps everyone else is already aware of the need to select these names before imported calendars appear, but maybe there are one or two others who could benefit from this tip.

Now, if we could just get Google Calendar to directly import from our LDS Calendars. Anyone know how to determine what version of the LDS Calendar is currently being used and when the next version that reportedly will fix the Google synch problem is targeted for release? If we can view when the Calendar version changes, we'd better know when to try resynching automatically with Google Calendar.

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Postby aebrown » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:15 pm

ch15154 wrote:Now, if we could just get Google Calendar to directly import from our LDS Calendars. Anyone know how to determine what version of the LDS Calendar is currently being used and when the next version that reportedly will fix the Google synch problem is targeted for release? If we can view when the Calendar version changes, we'd better know when to try resynching automatically with Google Calendar.


There are abundant reports of people successfully syncing other calendar systems with their LDS Calendar. It just seems to be Google that has the problem. Now it's certainly possible that there is a problem with both Google and the LDS Calendar. But it's possible that Google could fix this on their end.

In any case, have you tried the Workaround to fix calendar sync problems? That has helped many people.
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Eureka!

Postby ch15154 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:43 pm

>In any case, have you tried the Workaround to fix calendar sync problems?<

Per various suggested fixes for the Google Calendar Synching problem, I had previously tried changing the first part of the URL link from http://lds.org to http://new.lds.org and on another occasion, tried changing the http to https. Neither of these modifications helped.

So, I decided to try re-reading the suggested workaround listed above. I wasn't so sure about trying the private link that was provided, so I kept on reading and came across the suggestion to try both the https AND the new.lds.org together. So I tried the following link:

https://new.lds.org/church-calendar/ser ... subscribe/<19-digit#>


The calendar entries appeared on the calendar almost instantly! Eureka!

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Postby jonesrk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:37 pm

ch15154 wrote:Anyone know how to determine what version of the LDS Calendar is currently being used and when the next version that reportedly will fix the Google synch problem is targeted for release? If we can view when the Calendar version changes, we'd better know when to try resynching automatically with Google Calendar.

The calendar has the version listed in the head html tag as an attribute (so you can view source and see it). That was more of a pain than I wanted so I have a grease monkey script for firefox that adds the version up by the menu toolbar and flags it when the version changes.
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Postby EarloftheWest » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:30 am

Using https://new.lds.org/church-calendar/ser ... subscribe/<19-digit#> worked great for me.

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No luck for me

Postby ianl » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:19 am

Using both https and "new" did not work for me. Bummer. Still stuck.

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What worked for me

Postby CliffordKing » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:50 pm

I added the LDS calendar URL to my Google Calendar about a month ago, and didn't see any events show up for two whole weeks, then magically they appeared. I thought I was in business, but after making changes to the LDS calendar a week ago, I still haven't seen the changes.

After reading this post, I tried unsubscribing the URL calendar, and then adding a modified form of the URL that used "https" and "new.lds.org" in the address instead of "http" and "lds.org". Didn't work for me...

I then decided to unsubscribe and add the URL that samliddicott is graciously hosting:
https://mail.liddicott.com/ldscalendar.php/ with my own LDS calendar's 19 digits tacked onto the end. This worked immediately (or at least after waiting the 60 seconds to import the calendar). Thanks samliddicott - I'd be dead in the water without you! Hopefully your work will lead the LDS calendar developers to a solution...

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Postby rstegeby » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:54 pm

CliffordKing wrote:I added the LDS calendar URL to my Google Calendar about a month ago, and didn't see any events show up for two whole weeks, then magically they appeared. I thought I was in business, but after making changes to the LDS calendar a week ago, I still haven't seen the changes.

After reading this post, I tried unsubscribing the URL calendar, and then adding a modified form of the URL that used "https" and "new.lds.org" in the address instead of "http" and "lds.org". Didn't work for me...

I then decided to unsubscribe and add the URL that samliddicott is graciously hosting:
https://mail.liddicott.com/ldscalendar.php/ with my own LDS calendar's 19 digits tacked onto the end. This worked immediately (or at least after waiting the 60 seconds to import the calendar). Thanks samliddicott - I'd be dead in the water without you! Hopefully your work will lead the LDS calendar developers to a solution...


This worked for me as well :)

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LiddiCott worked for me

Postby daleoffret » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:42 am

CliffordKing wrote:I added the LDS calendar URL to my Google Calendar about a month ago, and didn't see any events show up for two whole weeks, then magically they appeared. I thought I was in business, but after making changes to the LDS calendar a week ago, I still haven't seen the changes.

After reading this post, I tried unsubscribing the URL calendar, and then adding a modified form of the URL that used "https" and "new.lds.org" in the address instead of "http" and "lds.org". Didn't work for me...

I then decided to unsubscribe and add the URL that samliddicott is graciously hosting:
https://mail.liddicott.com/ldscalendar.php/ with my own LDS calendar's 19 digits tacked onto the end. This worked immediately (or at least after waiting the 60 seconds to import the calendar). Thanks samliddicott - I'd be dead in the water without you! Hopefully your work will lead the LDS calendar developers to a solution...


Worked for me as well. Thanks LiddiCott!! :)


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