Task Repeat Lost during Import, Export, and Assign

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GJS
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Task Repeat Lost during Import, Export, and Assign

Post by GJS » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:59 pm

A task's repeat interval (RRULE) does not get copied during:
  • Import from ICS file;
  • Export to ICS file;
  • Assign Event to Task Calendar.
Is it possible to fix this? I have restored my task recurrences by hand, but I still would like to export them to ICS for publishing and backup.

Would this be easier if task due dates supported the same recurrence options as events? ICS format supports the same RRULE format for both VEVENT and VTODO. As far as I can tell, Thunderbird/Lightning and Outlook have the same options for both. Apparently Google Calendar can be tricked into it by importing an ICS file (e.g. https://stevenwaller.io/articles/repeat ... the-month/).

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Dan Chartrand
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Re: Task Repeat Lost during Import, Export, and Assign

Post by VueSoft » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:36 pm

Hi GJS, VueMinder handles repeating tasks a bit differently than events. Unfortunately, the RRULE definition isn't supported by VueMinder when importing or exporting tasks (VTODO) to or from ics files. I'll consider improving support for this in a future release.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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