Syncing Breeze Calendars With External Calendars

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    patrick

    Is the syncing frequency the same from Breeze --> External Calendar (Google)? Such as, when I update an event on Breeze ChMS, does the event get updated in my Google Calendar. I do not see such behavior.

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    Jon VerLee

    Hey Patrick,

    It sounds like you're thinking about this correctly. If you have Google Calendar pulling in your Breeze calendar data, updates made to your Breeze calendar should show up in Google Calendar within 24 hours if not sooner.

    (In this scenario, Google controls how often it fetches data from Breeze, according to the chart above that you mentioned.)

    If you're not seeing this to be true on your account, we'd be happy to help with your account more specifically.  Just reach out to our support team using this link:

    https://support.breezechms.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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    pastorjoel

    Hi, I'm wondering if it is possible to use external calendar events as events in Breeze so I can take attendance. I'd like to not recreate my calendars in Breeze just to take attendance.

     

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    Sheley

    Hey there - Unfortunately when you bring an external calendar into Breeze it's strictly a "read-only" type calendar which means it can't be edited or have attendance added to it. Apologies for that, that is, unfortunately, something that we can't control. Again, sorry about that - I know it's very inconvenient sometimes to have to re-create a bunch of calendars.  

    One suggestion would be to use the Import Attendance tool.  This will allow you to bulk import attendance, and, if an event doesn't already exist in your calendar, it will create an event for you! 

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    messiahroseau

    I have added my Breeze calendar events to our Google calendar, however the times of the events are not right on the Google Side.  In Breeze, I have our Sunday Morning Service entered as 10 am but it shows as 9 am on our Google calendar.  Is there some setting I need to change in either Breeze or Google for daylight savings time or do I have a time zone discrepancy?  I just added the breeze calendar to my google calendar a few hours ago.  Is it possibly a sync issue?  Thanks!

     

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    Micah M.

    Hi @messiahreseau!

    That could very well be a Google syncing error! Google doesn't seem to publish their syncing frequency; but we know based on user testing, it seems the frequency is somewhere between "every few hours" and at least once every 24 hours. Have you noticed it syncing up since you posted here a few days ago? Feel free to reach out to us directly if it's still not syncing and we can dig in further!

    support@breezechms.com

    Happy Breezing!

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    Scott Tuttle

    Can I export calendars from breeze to an ics file? I want to import them into our Cloversites website.

    Thanks for the help.

    Scott

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    andrewmcclellan

    I would like to sync multiple icals with one calendar in Breeze.  Is there currently a way to do that?  Would you consider making that a possible function?

    Thanks!

    Andy

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    Emily W.

    Hey Andy!

    When Breeze is integrated with Google's calendar it treats it all as one calendar, based on the fact that there is one iCal address. You could get an iCal address for each calendar that you use in Google and then add them to Breeze. This will then allow you to edit the color of each of the calendar by clicking on the pencil icon next to the calendar in the "Edit Calendars" window.

    Hope this is helpful!

     

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    Jeff

    How can we get the description on the Breeze calendar sync with the Google calendar?  It doesn't seem to appear on the Google calendar.

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    bklivengood

    Hi, we want to migrate from our Google Calendar to the Breeze calendar.  Is there a way to import the data from our existing Google Calendar into Breeze so we don't have to enter all the upcoming events manually?  Thanks!

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    Rob N.

    Hey @bklivengood, 

    Great Question!  As it turns out, Breeze cannot import calendars.  We only offer the ability to sync with Google Calendars.

     

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    bklivengood

    Hi, I have a question about the behavior of the Breeze calendar when it has been embedded on our website, and whether that functionality is equivalent to the Google docs calendar.  In particular, on our Google Docs calendar on the website, when I click on en event, I see all the event details.  Is the same true of the embedded Breeze calendar?  Thanks!

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    Rob N.

    Hey @bklivengood, 

    That's a great question!  With the Breeze Calendar, you can see the time and event description that you've entered when it's embedded onto your website.

    I hope this helps!

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    bklivengood

    Yes,  Thanks.  What about the location field?

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    Emily W.

    Hey @bklivengood!

    Great question! At this time, it will only show the time and event description.

    I hope this helps! 

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