Duplicates added without checking on .ics import

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Calendar
Import and Export
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Jim Ishler, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4pre) Gecko/20070614 Sunbird/0.5

When importing .ics (Icalendar or Vcalendar) files into Sunbird, Sunbird doesn't check for duplicates; it just adds it as a new event.  This causes some events to be duplicated.  Sunbird should check to see if the events are the same and if so shouldn't import it.  Outlook checks for duplicates so why can't Sunbird.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

11 years ago
WORKSFORME using Sunbird 0.5 on Windows 2000. Trying to import the same .ics file again shows the following message: "XYZ item(s) were ignored since they exist in both the destination calendar and calendar.ics."

Could you check your .ics file if each event and task have a proper UID set? No UID makes the file invalid and Sunbird can't check for existing events with the same UID. Maybe you could attach the .ics file in question.

Also note that the vCalendar format is not supported by Sunbird, only the iCalendar format is supported.

Comment 2

11 years ago
No response from reporter regarding Comment #1. Please reopen this bug if you
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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