Exception dates in recurring events

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Exception dates in recurring events

Post by gjbth » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:20 am

it would be a nice feature to be able to enter exception dates for recurring events.

e.g An event every 21st of the month except October.

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Re: Exception dates in recurring events

Post by VueSoft » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:28 pm

Thank you for the suggestion. This might be difficult to implement because the iCalendar standard doesn't have a notion of an exception rule for recurrence patterns - or at least not that I'm aware of.

I know it's not ideal, but you could delete individual occurrences on the dates that you don't want. Or you could create a couple recurring event series to mimic the behavior you describe. Copy-and-paste of recurring event series is supported, to help make this easier.

I'll do some thinking to see if there's any way this can be designed into the program without breaking interoperability with iCalendar, Outlook, etc. At the moment though, I think the best answer would be to create multiple series of recurring events.
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Re: Exception dates in recurring events

Post by gjbth » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:06 am

The only calendar software I know of that can do this is Rainlendar.

I know its not really fair to compare Rainlendar against Vueminder as Vueminder has a vastly greater feature list.

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