Open Bug 1595334 Opened Last month Updated Last month

Exporting modified recurrent events omits location


(Calendar :: Import and Export, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: poweredbyblubb, Unassigned)



(1 file)

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Steps to reproduce:

(Version is Lightning 68.2.0, couldn't select in dropdown menu.)

  • Create a recurrent event (in local calendar) that includes a location
  • Open a single occurrence and change the description
  • Calendar shows the edited event correctly (both location and description)
  • Export calendar as .ics (file is attached)
  • Import calendar to a different local calendar

Actual results:

  • The modified occurrence no longer has the location information set.

Expected results:

  • The modified occurrence should have the correct information as shown before exporting it.

More details, including versions, when it happens, how it connects to remote calendars as well is here:

From the linked forum post:

These are my software versions, although this problem has been persisted for a month:
Thunderbird Version: 68.2.1 (32-bit)
Lightning Version: 68.2.0
TbSync Version: 2.7

Dear community,

My weekly routine involves adding descriptions to recurring events. Before migrating to Thunderbird/Lightning (Remote Calendar via CalDAV hosting provider) from Outlook (Remote Calendar via Exchange/Office Enterprise), it was the easiest and quickest way to have detailed recurring events: The meeting itself is recurring, and always at the same location, just every week I add a description. The modified event itself was not part of the recurrence anymore, but that was fine.

Now, in Thunderbird, I run into this problem: If I have a recurrent event (with time and location set) and modify a single occurrence (adding a description), the modified occurrence will have "forgotten" its location. Even worse, while the editing dialog is still open, it will show the location, but when I then save and close it, the location is gone (both in the calendar view, and when I open it again).

The problem is appearing using both Lightning CalDAV as well as TbSync CalDAV.

If I change the description and the location for a single occurrence, it remembers both correctly.

If I use my web-based CalDAV interface from the hosting provider, editing a single occurrence keeps the location, and it also syncs back correctly to Thunderbird.

I have tried the same for local calendars and the problem is not appearing in this case.

Editing a single event keeps the location information correctly in Thunderbird 60.9.1 (32-bit) / Lightning

If I export the local test calendar, which only includes the series as well as the modified event (and appears correctly in Lightning), the .ics file (attached below) does not contain the location information in the modified VEVENT. Importing it (even to another, local test calendar) also does not reload the location from the reoccurring event.



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