Export to Google Calendar

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Can the export to Google calendar be improved to give it an option to make it live and sync with the Google calendar as soon as I make a change to the Facility Scheduler calendar.  

submitted on behalf of Lillian Trasko by Steve Kiefling
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Lillian Trasko

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How great would that be!!
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Sharon Gormas

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That would be wonderful!!!
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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We have had a number of requests for this, and we are looking into the possibility. We are seeing issues with slowness which are not acceptable. So, in other words, when we try to do a real time sync with Google calendar when something changes in PDS, it slows the program down while it does the synchronization, and waiting for it to finish is too frustrating to be acceptable. We are going to try something called a threaded process to see if we can eliminate that frustration. So we continue to try things to make this happen. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
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Sue Orlando

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We'll keep the fingers crossed, because this would be a HUGE help!
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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We are currently working on this feature.
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Jeanne A

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Wondering if there's been progress on this feature? Automated synchronization would be so helpful.
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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Jeanne, we have released this feature.  When you schedule an event, it now gives you the option to go ahead and sync that change to the Google calendar.  This was released a couple of months ago so you should have seen it by now. Are you making changes to the schedule via other means that you would like to sync with Google?
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Lillian Trasko

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This feature has worked very well for us. Can you give us an option to post just the group name instead of all facilities listed in the subgroup. When we close all facilities, for example at the Triduum,  I have to scroll through a long list of facilities to find the main group, and yes sometimes I forget.
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Jeanne A

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Hi Karen,
Thanks for the quick reply. I do see the Upload to Google option when scheduling an event for the first time but once it's already been published to Google, there's not a quick way to upload/sync any later edits to just that one event, correct?  
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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Jeanne - that's correct.  We can add it where needed, though.  We wanted to find out how it was received first.  So tell me, how do you do later edits to an event?  And I'll see how possible it is.
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Jeanne A

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Thanks, Karen. For example, I just had to take an event originally scheduled for 11/5 and move it to 11/19. Specifically, I searched for the event by date and organization, and once in the event screen, changed the date of the event. All other details remained the same. In that case it would be nice to then have a link/button/pop-up to "Update change to Google Calendar."  Thanks.
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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Lilian - I'm glad it's working for you! The reason you have to post all of the subfacilities when you schedule an event is so that the program can show you conflicts in those facilities when you schedule other events.  I would love to come up with a shortcut that you could use.  I'm not too sure where you're running into problems.  Normally, when you close all facilities, you just schedule using the facility called "All" and that's all you have to do.  I'm not sure about Triduum and your main group. Maybe if you can give me some more description I could come up with a solution?
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Lillian Trasko

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Karen--I set up a practice on Oct 31, 2018 using the "All". www.mostholyredeemer.org Parish | Calendar. You will see on the google calendar that it lists all the facilities involved. We have quite a few facilities and the listing takes up too much calendar space. If we had the option of choosing "Just show the group" (not the sub groups) that would be most helpful. I can print using this option.
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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Lillian - Now I understand!  Thank you for that clear explanation.
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Karen Komlos, Official Rep

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Jeanne - Thank you for the example.  I agree, we need to add it when you make that kind of change too.  
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Mary Nordstrom

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Maybe have the ability in the Alter Existing Schedule process to "Upload to Google calendar"