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Calendar issue - Private work calendar



  • I have seen some other posts here with a similar issue, but nothing quite like what I am facing. The odd thing is this seemed to have broken recently, as it was working just a few days ago…

    The company I work for makes our calendars private, and that’s fine with me, all I want to show on my MM is the “Busy” subject for when I have meetings (will make it easier for my wife to know when I am in a meeting or when I am not)

    These are the settings of the calendar:

    Screen Shot 2021-01-03 at 4.41.02 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2021-01-03 at 4.41.16 PM.png

    I am trying to use the basic.ics one at the bottom of that second image, but its not pulling in any of the data.

    Things I have tried:

    1. running curl -L https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/********************/public/basic.ics on my computer and my raspberry pi (both are pulling in the data correctly as far as I can tell)
      I am getting data like this back:
    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    DTSTART:20201105T200000Z
    DTEND:20201105T210000Z
    UID:*********@google.com
    ATTENDEE;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:**************
    SUMMARY:Busy
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR
    
    1. I have manually typed in the /basic.ics url into Chromium on my Raspberry Pi and it downloads it properly too

    2. I have manually added this calendar yo my personal google account and it pulls it in properly
      Screen Shot 2021-01-03 at 4.52.06 PM.png

    Any other recommendations would be much appreciated!



  • @trev125 said in Calendar issue - Private work calendar:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    DTSTART:20201105T200000Z
    DTEND:20201105T210000Z
    UID:@google.com
    ATTENDEE;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:
    *****
    SUMMARY:Busy
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR

    well, THAT event is november 5th

    we don’t display events in the past

    I changed the date, but because it has no timezone associated (only UTC start/stop)
    my TZ is used, and its STILL in the past
    Sun Jan 03 2021 14:00:00 GMT-0600

    if I make it jan 4, at 20:00 UTC it shows and says in 20 hours, as its 6 pm (18:00) here and the appt says 2 pm (14:00)



  • I made a lot of changes to calendar this last 3 months to get it right.

    u could email me the ics file, its text, sanitize anything u need to.

    my email in my same userid here at gmail



  • @sdetweil said in Calendar issue - Private work calendar:

    @trev125 said in Calendar issue - Private work calendar:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    DTSTART:20201105T200000Z
    DTEND:20201105T210000Z
    UID:@google.com
    ATTENDEE;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:
    *****
    SUMMARY:Busy
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR

    well, THAT event is november 5th

    we don’t display events in the past

    I changed the date, but because it has no timezone associated (only UTC start/stop)
    my TZ is used, and its STILL in the past
    Sun Jan 03 2021 14:00:00 GMT-0600

    if I make it jan 4, at 20:00 UTC it shows and says in 20 hours, as its 6 pm (18:00) here and the appt says 2 pm (14:00)

    Youre right, I put in the oldest one instead of the newest, I didnt realize the .ics was in that order. It looks like I have appointments ranging from 2020 to 2022. One that should be valid is this (I added the header and footer of the .ics to this to make it more clear):

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    PRODID:-//Google Inc//Google Calendar 70.9054//EN
    VERSION:2.0
    CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
    METHOD:PUBLISH
    X-WR-CALNAME:******
    X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/Denver
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    DTSTART:20210104T220000Z
    DTEND:20210104T225000Z
    DTSTAMP:20210103T224853Z
    UID:**********@google.com
    ATTENDEE;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:*********
    RECURRENCE-ID:20210104T220000Z
    SUMMARY:Busy
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR
    

    And its still not showing up in my calendar



  • @trev125 ok, shows on mine… what mm version are u on?

    grep version ~/MagicMirror/package.json



  • @sdetweil “version”: “2.14.0”,



  • @trev125 ok, change config.js

    add

    	logLevel: ["INFO", "LOG", "WARN", "ERROR","DEBUG"],
    

    if its already there, add “DEBUG”

    then restart MM

    If you are using pm2, the
    pm2 flush
    pm2 restart 0

    this is what I see for the latest event u posted, i set my timezone to yours

    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.727] [DEBUG]  parsed data={"**********@google.com":{"type":"VEVENT","params":[],"start":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","datetype":"date-time","end":"2021-01-04T22:50:00.000Z","dtstamp":"2021-01-03T22:48:53.000Z","uid":"**********@google.com","attendee":{"params":{"X-NUM-GUESTS":0},"val":"mailto:*********"},"recurrenceid":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","summary":"Busy","recurrences":{"2021-01-04":{"type":"VEVENT","params":[],"start":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","datetype":"date-time","end":"2021-01-04T22:50:00.000Z","dtstamp":"2021-01-03T22:48:53.000Z","uid":"**********@google.com","attendee":{"params":{"X-NUM-GUESTS":0},"val":"mailto:*********"},"recurrenceid":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","summary":"Busy"}}}}
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.727] [DEBUG] there are 1 calendar entries
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.729] [DEBUG] have entries 
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.730] [DEBUG] 
    event={"type":"VEVENT","params":[],"start":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","datetype":"date-time","end":"2021-01-04T22:50:00.000Z","dtstamp":"2021-01-03T22:48:53.000Z","uid":"**********@google.com","attendee":{"params":{"X-NUM-GUESTS":0},"val":"mailto:*********"},"recurrenceid":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","summary":"Busy","recurrences":{"2021-01-04":{"type":"VEVENT","params":[],"start":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","datetype":"date-time","end":"2021-01-04T22:50:00.000Z","dtstamp":"2021-01-03T22:48:53.000Z","uid":"**********@google.com","attendee":{"params":{"X-NUM-GUESTS":0},"val":"mailto:*********"},"recurrenceid":"2021-01-04T22:00:00.000Z","summary":"Busy"}}}
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.730] [DEBUG]  start=Mon Jan 04 2021 15:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time) end=Mon Jan 04 2021 15:50:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.730] [DEBUG]  if no tz, guess based on now
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.742] [DEBUG] initial tz=America/Denver
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.743] [DEBUG] corrected tz=America/Denver
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.743] [DEBUG] start date/time=Mon Jan 04 2021 15:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.744] [DEBUG] start offset=-420
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.745] [DEBUG] start date/time w tz =Mon Jan 04 2021 15:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.745] [DEBUG] event date=Mon Jan 04 2021 15:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.745] [DEBUG] event offset=-420 hour=15 event date=Mon Jan 04 2021 15:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.745] [DEBUG] adjustHours=0
    [03.01.2021 20:35.36.746] [INFO]  Calendar-Fetcher: Broadcasting 1 events.
    

    also, can u show the calendar config entry, not the url

    u would see this data in the pm2 logs

    using command

    pm2 logs --lines=100
    


  • @sdetweil Thanks for the quick responses. It looks like the calendar that I am pulling in has around 600 events, if that is anything.

    Because of that, it makes it hard to read the debugger, but I did see this:

    "2021-01-05":{"type":"VEVENT","params":[],"start":"2021-01-05T17:00:00.000Z","datetype":"date-time","end":"2021-01-05T17:25:00.000Z","dtstamp":"2021-01-04T03:46:12.000Z","uid":"*******@google.com","attendee":{"params":{"X-NUM-GUESTS":0},"val":"mailto:******"},"recurrenceid":"2021-01-05T17:00:00.000Z","summary":"Busy"},
    

    Then I have some things like this, but I dont notice any of them for any dates coming up soon:

    [03.01.2021 20:46.13.274] [DEBUG]  start=Tue Jan 03 2023 10:00:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time) end=Tue Jan 03 2023 10:25:00 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
    [03.01.2021 20:46.13.274] [DEBUG] have entries
    

    Also: here is my calendar config:

    		{
    			module: "calendar",
    			header: "Calendar",
    			position: "top_bar",
    			maximumEntries: 80,
    			config: {
    				calendars: [
    					{
    						symbol: "calendar-check",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/******/public/basic.ics"					
    					}
    				]
    			}
    		},
    

    I can edit and send you the .ics if that would be helpful, I can sanitize it



  • @trev125 yes, please, the sanitized ics would be awesome…
    I won’t get to it til tomorrow tho



  • @trev125 i got it and sent u an email back


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