Calendar delete repeating event in Droid.. huh?


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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Deleting a repeating event does not make sense to me in the Droid.

    Issue 1:

    when I go to delete an event that repeats monthly I cannot delete just that 1 days event like I did in my Palm. This way, I delete the event for the month and keep the Calendar DB smaller, but all future repeats of that event stay in place.

    Issue 2:

    what you can do is Delete "This & future events" or "All events"... well, what the heck is the difference??? This and future events is ALL events???
     

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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    bump, anyone?
     
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    Is this Google calendar entries?
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Calendar IN the phone
     
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    Works fine for me, the option is "Only this Event" it should be above the other two that you mentioned. Maybe try scrolling up?
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    nope no scroll up with other options :(

    if I long press the event and select Delete I get the above 2 options ONLY

    if I select the event and hit "Edit" I get the ability to "change all events in this series" or "change this and all future events".... WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE!!! plus no way to only delete the one event :(
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    INTERESTING FIND:

    okay, if you make a calendar event IN the Droid and make it a repeat (say monthly) and then try to delete just 1 day of it you get the issue I mention. Only the ability to delete "This & future events" or "All events" - which are essentially the same! No way to delete just 1 event when the day has passed.

    BUT

    if you make a calendar event In the Google Calendar and make it repeat and sync it down and then try to delete just 1 day of it... YOU CAN!

    so it seems I cannot delete just 1 version of a repeat event if it is made IN the Droids calendar, but I can delete just 1 event only of the repeat event if it is made in the GC online and sync'd down

    explain that???
     
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    In my mind, the difference between "this and all future events" and "all events" is that you may want to save events in the past, so you could tell when you'd had that monthly doctor appointment... so you'd use "this and all future." If you used "all" you'd delete everything in the past, too and completely wipe the event from your calendar.

    So, not really the same.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    okay, good point.

    I guess the reason while I failed to see it tat way is that my repeats are pretty generic and not the kind of thing you would change or would ever vary month to month: pay mortgage, backup computer, take out trash, etc... they are all the same so editing one, even if it changed the future or the past, would never matter. that is why I failed to see what you saw.

    now.. explain my delete issue :)

    BTW, there would be no "past" events to worry about if the delete worked as expected as all past events of my repeat events would be deleted on the day they came due. so, there would only ever be "this" event and "future" events.
     
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    Good point.

    Can't explain your delete issue. I've actually never seen it, because (as far as I can recall) I've always had three options: this event only, this an all future events, or all events.

    What I'm trying to figure out is why my alarm went off at 6pm tonight for an all day event that happens tomorrow. Since when do you get a 6-hour notification alarm??
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    I just tested this and indeed an option is missing when you try and do it through the day view but it works OK if you try it through the week view.

    Not perfect, but at least a minor work-around.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    huh? thats odd

    I tried to delete a repeat event in "Day" AND "Week" mode that was made on the GC and snc'd down to my phone and I can delete just 1 event in either view just fine from my phone

    BUT

    I tried to delete a repeat event in "Day" AND "Week" mode that was made on the Droid and I cannot delete just 1 event in either view on the phone. Just like my original issue describes
     
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    deftdrummer Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps open the web version of the calendar on the Droid when this issue arises? A pain I know, but you're still mobile and Google Calendar actually doesn't look that bad on the droid (PC web version that is).
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I "could" do that.. but wont

    there is a Calendar app for a reason, I intend to use it as such, not go the method of using the on board Calendar for 1 thing and the web calendar for another and then the web calendar via the phone browser for another, etc.

    there is always a reason, it is just a matter of someone knowing and posting up

    either way, the calendar has been the biggest ongoing issue and disappointment for me: no colors for events, this odd delete issue, my Calendar does not even sync up to GC - only down to my phone (I have a whole different post on that). Seem, when you search the web, the Calendar is real buggy and kind of hit and miss in function and reliable Sync ability.
     
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    Yeah I looked again and actually this isn't the cause, I believe that maybe it has to do with whether or not "background data" (ie sync) is on.

    It seems it doesnt work right away but if you give it time to sync, it does.


    See what happens if you create an event with sync off then try and delete it right away, then create another repeating one with sync on and try and delete it a few mins later.


    Basically it seems there is something kooky going on about it but i think we can figure a work around here as it does work sometimes.
     
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    deftdrummer Well-Known Member

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    I too have struggled with the calendar app since the beginning dude. When someone provides you with feedback suggestions or help the appropriate response is to be grateful for it. Instead, there's always someone like yourself on the boards that says "I shouldn't have to, I don't want to, too much hassle, I dont' do workarounds etc. etc." Feel fortunate your phone can even access the web like it does, the Calendar is the weakest link in the Droid, fact. I've experimented with many issues including the one you're having. Solution? Make use of what is available to you right now. Right now there isn't jack available to you except work arounds when you are mobile.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I never run Calendar Sync really.. since I cannot Sync my phone up to GC and only can Sync down - no reason to let it run as nothing Syncs up.

    anyway, all my attempts to Delete 1 repeat event in the series have always been with the Sync off. and it fails as I have pointed out.

    ever tried to work in the Calendar with Sync running.. it lags, slow, does not load all event, etc. So I never have Calendar Sync going.

    I ONLY turned on Calendar Sync to test what would happen if I put a repeat event into the GC calendar, downloaded it to my phone and tried to delete it. That is when I found that doing it that way, a repeat event can be deleted on a 1 by 1 event basis while IN the phone Calendar.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    easy dude... you just straight flamed me, I did not even flame you. You took it way to personal. I said no as no, I will not do that. not into those kind of hack setups. there is a reason for this, a band aid is no what I seek.

    Now, not trying to be a jerk, but not like I didn't know I could do it the way you explained. Come on, that was no real advice you offered, everyone knows they could just go to the Calendar direct via the browser. so, if that is your advice, it was weak so don't go looking for kudos for that.

    Also, to flip your comment, "there's always someone like yourself " that says I should be grateful that the $200 item I paid for that costs me an extra $30 to have data and I should be "lucky" to have it work.. pa lease.. save that noise. what it should do is work as advertised. period.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    I think sync works right right when you turn it on but if you leave it on a lot it wont usually be a problem, it hasn't for me anyways, though I don't have a lot of events (2-3/week).

    Anyways, I hope we kinda found you a work-around for you. But I agree, seems like there is a definite bug there. You might consider reporting it on the Android open source bug list, or to Google support.

    Anywho, good luck with your deleting, may it be singular and swift :)
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    hey thanks..

    BTW, some background:

    in my case, I have 10 years of Palm data I moved over. It sync'd up PERFECT for like the first 2 weeks. All events carried over. If I made a phone change it showed in GC and if I made a GC change it showed in the phone and then one day.. POW. no more sync. I have let it try to Sync for 10-12 hours before and nothing happened.

    Since I work on my phone more than my online GC, my phone is more up to date and will always be. So, it was not until recently that I found items sync down to my phone but not up (read above). Heck, even that being true, my Sync still shows "last sync date of 2/16/10"???

    ugh.. this calendar is the bain of the Droid for me and it is a very important tool I need to have work correct, as advertised and claimed. Darn :(
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Wait, so let me get this straight, this whole time you have been complaining that the droid isn't working perfectly because your turned off sync after overloading it with 10 years worth of data?

    *sigh* :rolleyes:
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes

    but I miss your point????

    "overloading" "overloading"???

    oh - so wait, your implying that the Droid or GC Calendar has a limit?? some unknown data limit? Really? Please show me that info someplace because as far as I know, there are numerous apps and products specially designed to help ex Palm users move over their data - ANY amount - into (1) the Droid and (2) the GC. Companionlink is just 1. There are whole areas and sites dedicated to moving Palm legacy data over. 10 years is an overload??? What's the point of a Calendar then? What's the limit? 1 year? 5 years? 6 months? Think about what your saying. It is chump change data amount measured in a few GB.

    Now, you might have failed to read that it worked fine for +2 weeks or so. So, if data size and amount of data are an issue in the Calendar, please show the reference on that as what your implying, that somehow the amount of data is the issue and that was obvious to you, seems known to you and no one else. And, your also implying then that none of us better use our Calendars to much as we will reach some sort of unknown magical data limit and the Sync will stop working?

    GC accepted all of the Palm data. The Droid accepted all of the Palm data. Both sync'd fine for 2+ weeks. I am not the only one with this issue either and some - long time Palm users - report no issue and some report issues. See the Google Droid tech support area for that.

    There is absolutely no proof anywhere I have read in any document on any forum that mentions (1) a data limit in the Calendar and (2) importing Palm data is an isue. So, 1 day of Calendar events or 10 years, it should not matter 1 bit.. and if it does, again, we are back to a bad product then as who's Calendar has such a limit?

    so what is next, you tell me the 200 contacts I moved over was "overload" ;) some people have 2000... your presumed data limit and supposed "overload" is totally unproven.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Whatever dude, you said ten years of (presumably calendar, since that's the topic) data, now it 200 contacts?

    Honestly, you just sound like a whiner at this point buddy. I tried to help you but you b!tch and moan like a spoiled brat at every turn. Deftdrummer was right about you. You should really just grow up. You're not even discussing the topic at hand anymore just spouting off in random directions.

    Anyways, have fun with your little tirades. Sorry I bothered trying to help you, I wont make that mistake again.
     
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    At one point this was an interesting conversation.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    it irks me to no end when people like you take it off topic, try to make random unproven ties to issues that are not issues and have no proof of such, and get caught up in the side banter and take it personal and cry about it. you and DD are whining, not me. I am just calling you out on your BS, bogus theories and random ties and I know, I know, people hate that when you do it. sorry to ruffle your feathers. we aren't buddies, we are 2 random people on a forum, who cares.

    get over it. its always so funny to me how forum posters think their advice and theories are so legit and valuable and cry out in offense when some one knocks them. ha ha ha

    Last, this thread is 100% totally clear we are talking about the calendar and the contacts mention was to make a point, which you clearly missed, about how amount of data had nothing to do with it and one persons "lots" of data is anothers "minimal" data. to bad that analogy threw you for such a loop that you try to make a distracting point and act like that was a random direction.

    BTW - I would agree that "we" now got this thread off topic. which is to bad. but the simple fact is, none of us know what is going on and are just grasping for straws.
     

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