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Calendar 2.0 time zones change when exporting to Google Calendar

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:42 am
by pani
Hi

I appreciate the new calendar has just been activated, and by the sounds of things those involved worked some overtime in to the night to get it finished! But, just in case this isn't already known, when I import the new calendar in to Google Calendar I have a problem with time zones. Example:

lds.org calendar time zone on all locations throughout the Stake set to Europe/London.
Activity listed on December 10, 5pm on lds.org's calendar.

On Google Calendar the same event is listed as 10am. The time zone for the imported calendar is set to GMT by default in my Google Calendar.

I'm using the new Google Calendar link as provided in the Sync section. Using the old work around link (https://cdev.lds.org/phpstack/ldscalendar.php/etc...) it is providing the correct time of 5pm as in the example above.

Any ideas?

Pani

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:54 am
by russellhltn
Do you know if the time zone has been saved for the resources involved as required for V2? That might have something to do with it. But if so, it makes me wonder what will happen to events that do not use a resource?

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:33 pm
by mykro
I noticed that in Google Calendars it shows the time zone as GMT+00:00. I went in on my lds.org account and added the time zone for each building location to be DENVER, but nothing has changed yet. Unsubscribed then added it again. Still shows NO TIMe ZONE.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:35 pm
by ken.nicholas
I see the same issue. All of the ward calendar events (none of which had a resource) show up either 2 hours early (synched to Outlook) or 7 hours early (synched to Google Calendar).

It makes for a long day of interviews. :)

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:47 pm
by mfmohlma
I am seeing the same issue. Of note, the sync link is the same as before. It was working fine before the cutover. The calendar time zone is shown as GMT+0.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:50 pm
by mfmohlma
mfmohlma wrote:Of note, the sync link is the same as before.

I just regenerated a new URL and it still has the same problem.

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:38 am
by pani
update: I previously said the old https://cdev.lds.org/phpstack/ldscalendar.php/etc... link seemed to stop the time zone problems, but it seems as of today it now has the same problem as the new links.

Any update on this yet?

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:08 pm
by Aczlan
I made the mistake of syncing my phone last night and it now has lots of incorrect times with both the direct link and the old workaround link :(.

Aaron Z

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:10 pm
by pani
If the TZID:America/Denver is added to the DTSTART and DTEND in the data stream then Google Calendar knows that the time presented in the import data is based on a TZ database location of the Mountain time zone, and then for me correctly presents the correct time on my Google calendar.

Same issue

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:49 pm
by tsteenblik
I am seeing the same issue. I have assured that the time zones are correct for each of the locations. The calendar looks great, with correct time, on LDS.org but when I bring it into Google it is showing the GMT time zone.