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dugsdad
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Copying O365 Calendar to Google Calendar - Recurring Events

Hi All 

New to Flow so be gentle if this is a "duh" question. Smiley Happy

 

I'm taking a different approach to getting my O365 calendar onto my Google calendar (you can assume just authenticating and subscribing isn't an option).  Creating new events in Google on the creation of new events on O365 is great if you're starting with a completely blank calendar, but that's not the case.  Using ICS subscriptions seems to be updated by Google only every 12 hours or so and leveraging a combination of the two results in duplicate entries.  In the hopes of a better option, I'm adding footer text to Flow created events so I can identify them to delete and recreate my O365 calendar to my Google calendar from a schedule for the next 90 days of activity.  This eliminates duplicates, gets around the dreaded "deleted appointment" problem and puts me in control of the frequency of updates.  Everything works as expected except.... Recurring appointments.

 

I'm using the "Start Time" to filter my list of calendar items to items starting between today and today + 90 days.  What I'm experiencing is this:

  • A recurring event that I created in the future (Monday thru Friday of this coming week, for example) will copy only the "Monday" event and nothing else.
  • If the recurring events were created prior to today, they don't copy at all even if they extend into that 90 day window.

I've read the posts pleading for a "recurrence" attribute for the Google Calendar connector so I know that's not an option.  From my testing, I can assume that the "Start Time" on a recurring event is treated differently than on an event that is non-recurring.

 

Can anyone point me in a direction that will help me overcome my issue?  Here's the relevant portion of my Flow.

 

 

Copy Events.png

 

Thanks

Ken

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Re: Copying O365 Calendar to Google Calendar - Recurring Events

Hi @dugsdad,

 

This should be a current limitation of the Google Calendar Create Event Action.

I think you should noticed that there is no recurrence Input Box available under the Google Calendar Create Event action, and there are ideas submitted on this already:

Google Calendar Action Limits - Recurring Events

Add support for recurring Google Calendar events and delete triggers

Please vote it up so that the Product Team would then put its priority over the other feature requests.

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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dugsdad
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Re: Copying O365 Calendar to Google Calendar - Recurring Events

Thanks for the reply, Michael.  I had already added my vote. Smiley Happy  Was hoping someone may have come up with some creative workaround while we wait.

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