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Postby nisrael » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:18 am

Hi,
I can't get any repeated events to show up from an imported iCal file (exported from Apple iCal and uploaded to jEvents). I upload the .ics, and only single-occurrence events show up.

I have to manually enter every event, if it is a repeating one, and place all of these in a separate manual calendar in the same category as the original uploaded iCal, in order for the entire calendar to be complete.

This is extremely labor-intensive and redundant. Why doesn't jEvents handle .ics files with repeated events? Or am I doing something wrong?

The calendar is at kolberamah.org

Your help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
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Postby Geraint » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:57 am

What does the content of the ical file look like?

Can you give me the whole entry for one repeating VEVENT
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Postby nisrael » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:54 pm

Here's one VEVENT that is typical of the type that never appears in an upload of an .ics to jEVENTS. .ics file was created by exporting from Apple's iCal.

BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20100815T184342Z
UID:DE698544-928C-4EF3-BC33-9972BDE52402
DTEND;TZID=America/Denver:20111004T203000
RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20131006T055959Z
TRANSP:OPAQUE
SUMMARY:Beer Shiur
DTSTART;TZID=America/Denver:20111004T190000
DTSTAMP:20110922T043508Z
SEQUENCE:8
END:VEVENT


On the other hand, this one does show up.:
BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20110824T205347Z
UID:F9752F81-1078-436E-9A93-C0A980ECE697
DTEND;TZID=America/Denver:20110929T180000
TRANSP:OPAQUE
SUMMARY:Tashlich (@ Sandoval & Alameda)
DTSTART;TZID=America/Denver:20110929T170000
DTSTAMP:20110922T041514Z
SEQUENCE:5
END:VEVENT

Thanks!
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Postby Geraint » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:23 am

that first event imports fine into my server - I am testing with JEvents 2.0.1
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Postby nisrael » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:33 am

I am still having very big issues with my ical imports. Anything that does not repeat appears just fine. Anything with a repeat... does not show up on the calendar, except the original event!

I tried uploading the ical files into Google Calendar, just to see if I could duplicate the problem there, but my ical files show up, complete with all repeats, on the google calendar.

I have completely deleted jevents-related mysql tables, as well as uninstalled the modules, components, and relevant jevents plugins, to no avail.

I'm surprised no one else has this issue. I am exporting my ical from Apple's iCal software.
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Postby Geraint » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:03 pm

Are you using JEvents 2.0?
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Postby nisrael » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:31 pm

So, after a few hours, and yes, I am using the most current version of JEvents, I solved the problem: repeats aren't permitted to go for more than 2 years into the future. If so, then they will not show up. I set the end dates for 2013, and all was fine. Any time I set an event to run later than 2013 (100 repeats?), I ran into event display problems.

NOTE: I also couldn't set an event to show up for its repeats (only the initial event showed up), if I set repeats to a number of times, rather than a date to end. Even if it were only 3-4 repeats.

Bottom line: somehow, JEvents is not processing certain types repeats in Apple iCal-exported .ics files.

Any ideas on why this is the case?

kolberamah.org is the website, by the way.

PS: There are also some odd things with time zones, but I got that working, too.
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Postby Geraint » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:44 am

Did you configure JEvent to not show events beyond 2013 - see first tab
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Postby nisrael » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:03 pm

No, it's set to display events from 2000-2015.
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Postby bryantw » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:24 pm

I also am having issues importing an .ics file - this is from outlook2007.

I've been running imports fine with 1.5.5 and jevents for a long time. I saw that there was a new version and so I installed it.. currently running 2.0.10.

Now when importing either via cron or manually, the status shows that 10 events are processed - nothing gets loaded.

Any ideas.

I checked the error log and it shows:

[08-Nov-2011 16:14:35] PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'DateTimeZone::__construct() [<a href='datetimezone.--construct'>datetimezone.--construct</a>]: Unknown or bad timezone (&quot;Eastern Time (US &amp; Canada)&quot;)' in /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php:503
Stack trace:
#0 /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php(503): DateTimeZone->__construct('"Eastern Time (...')
#1 /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php(566): iCalImport->unixTime('20120204T130000', '"Eastern Time (...')
#2 /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php(277): iCalImport->handleDate('DTEND;TZID="Eas...', '20120204T130000')
#3 /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php(240): iCalImport->add_to_cal('VEVENT', 'DTEND;TZID="Eas...', '20120204T130000', false)
#4 /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/helper.php(120): iCalImport->import('/tmp in /home/pinecres/public_html/www/components/com_jevents/libraries/iCalImport.php on line 503
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