User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 I would like to be able to add/update categories to the Calendar's category list in large quantities. I.e. I would initially remove probably all the default categories and then add my desired categories. It would be preferable to have a Category Import Function reading new categories them from a text file. Additionally, I would also like to have the option to selectively import all new categories found during a calendar import (.ics). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Michael, I'm not too keen on the bulk add/remove idea. There's only about a dozen default categories. For a one-time set-up, it's not all that difficult to click 'Remove' several times. As far as bulk adding from CSV, with the new colors option, that feature would be completely ignored. Do you really have that many categories you want to add? On the other hand, there may be some merit in the idea of importing categories from imported .ics files. (If you created a quick .ics file with one event for each category you wanted added, this could solve the bulk addition problem, too.) I can probably confirm this bug if only that feature is asked for. So, do you want to fight for the CSV add/bulk removal and try to change my mind or should this be restricted to importing categories from other .ics files?
Bulk add/remove is a convenience so I can make sure that all my users have identical categories. Especially for users that are not as careful when adding new events. But in priority, I would say a remove all (or install none initially) is needed since I cringe to ask all my users to go through the UI and remove them one at a time. 100 users, 10 categories results a lot of clicks and a lot of explaining to challenged users. But as for importing, if there is a setting that will import all NEW categories automatically, then this will work as a bulk import by creating a bunch of bogus events back in 1901 so nobody sees these events.
(In reply to comment #2) If you're trying to deploy those across many users, then you're probably better off hacking the actual file yourself. That way, if the preferences are reset to the default, you won't have to change them again. Instead, it will reset to the categories you want. I'm pretty sure the file you want is /mozilla/calendar/resources/locale/en-US/categories.properties, but I haven't had a chance to confirm this. (Also, I don't think this will work once Sunbird has been loaded, since the preference string is already set. With a clean profile and install, though, everything should work, in theory.) If this does work, then your required user effort is nil.
You are correct for new installs. But existing is a problem today for me too. I wish the category profile file was external so it was not a hack. But again, auto loading all new cats from an ics will do the rest if that is implemented.
Confirming for the ability to import the categories included in an .ics file when importing the calendar file.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Categories being added/removed in bulk → Option to import categories of events when importing a calendar file
Yes I would confirm this feature would suffice to the needs that I outlined.
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Confirming ability to import from existing ics file.
Although existing event/task categories are imported, they are not added to the default list. Hacking the main file is not something that I want to spend time doing, when other true customizations for my business need my resources. Even a series of patches that would allow the categories to be standardized on an enterprise install would be helpful.
Component: Sunbird Only → Import and Export
QA Contact: sunbird → import-export
Just ran to this bug: I installed a fresh new TB3.1 & Lightning 1.0b2, and imported a .ics file I had from a Sunbird calendar I used - and the few categories I made there and attached many events to were gone. Now all my events don't have a category attached to them, except those who attached to one of the default categories. Is there a change to see this fixed for the final release of 1.0?
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