Imported tasks deleted when synchronizing with google

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Imported tasks deleted when synchronizing with google

Post by Pastafarian » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:18 am

Hi,

today I tried to migrate my calendar and 2 task lists to a different google account. As Google's web interface does not provide any function for task import/export, I wanted to use Vueminder for that. Here's what I did:
  • subscribed task lists of old account with Vueminder
  • exported lists to ical files
  • removed old lists and calendars from Vueminder
  • created new empty lists in new account using web interface
  • subscribed to those lists of new account with Vueminder
  • imported stored icals to new lists; showed up correctly
  • started synchronization; all tasks vanished
It seems that sync in this case is one way, google -> Vueminder. Or did I do something wrong? Maybe it would be good to add such a "one-way, two-way" option to task calendars, too, as it is available for normal calendars.

For all who are interested: I found a workaround by using
https://tasks-backup.appspot.com
https://import-tasks.appspot.com
These are 2 web interfaces which use google API to export and import tasks from a google account.

@Dan
Is it possible to set global task calendar defaults that are applied to any new task calendar? Something like that can be done for normal calendars, but I did not find a similar option for tasks.

Best wishes,
Alex
Vueminder Pro v11.2.2

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Re: Imported tasks deleted when synchronizing with google

Post by VueSoft » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:40 pm

Hi Alex, task syncing should be 2-way. My guess is that VueMinder was still configured to sync with your previous Google account. I need to add a "Use a different account" button to the "Add Google Tasks" window, like the "Add Google Calendar" window has.

Also, there's currently no mechanism to set global defaults for all new task calendars. I'll add this capability as well, and will post a reply when these improvements are completed.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Re: Imported tasks deleted when synchronizing with google

Post by Pastafarian » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:43 pm

Hi Dan,

thanks for your effort. However, I don't think this is related to an account mismatch. I've just tried on another computer that was never connected to the old account. Same behaviour.

Best wishes,
Alex

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