Syncing Custom Event Fields with Google Calendar

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Dbesley
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Re: Syncing Custom Event Fields with Google Calendar

Post by Dbesley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:29 pm

Perfect!

Thx for prompt reply Dan...

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Re: Syncing Custom Event Fields with Google Calendar

Post by Dbesley » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:55 pm

Hi Dan,

Regarding sync'ing ONLY custom fields through SQL server, which 'Calendar Sharing setting (local Network)" option do I select?

On the help manual, https://www.vueminder.com/blog/post/how ... d-contacts, it states I can, as does you explanation below, but it which checkbox? The manual talks about the calendar, event, category, location, priority and contacts but not custom fields.

Note: I am just syncing custom fields - not the events, they are sync'd thru google.

Thx
DeanB






VueSoft wrote:Hi DeanB, welcome to the forums. Custom fields can be shared with other VueMinder installations, but not by syncing with Google Calendar alone. Basically, you'd need to install MySQL Server on one of your connected computers and then configure each VueMinder installation to connect to MySQL Server for sharing custom field definitions. instructions can be found here:
http://www.vueminder.com/sharing.php

You don't need to configure your existing calendars to be shared through MySQL Server. You can continue syncing the calendars through Google Calendar. The only thing MySQL Server would be used for is syncing the custom field definitions. You should then see the same custom data on your other VueMinder installations.

Another (low tech) option would be to open the VueMinder data folder (the location can be found in the Program Options) on the computer where the correct custom fields are displayed. Within that folder, there's a file named "CustomFields.bin". Copy that file to the data folder on your other VueMinder installations, replacing the existing file. Make sure to exit VueMinder prior to copying the file. When you restart VueMinder, you should see the same custom field definitions and custom data within events. However, if you create any new custom field definitions (via the Tools menu), you won't see the new fields on your other computers. You'd need to re-copy the file. Going through MySQL Server is the preferred approach.

I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: Syncing Custom Event Fields with Google Calendar

Post by VueSoft » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:16 pm

Hi DeanB, custom field definitions will automatically sync through MySQL Server when using VueMinder Ultimate. There's no specific option to enable or disable this because it's enabled by default. Please let me know if you're not seeing your custom field definitions sync as expected.
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