JEvents 1.5 (No longer actively supported)

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Postby Geraint » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:58 am

empy wrote:- If you select to only show the first instance of repeating events, this mod does show only one day of a multi-day event, but NOT always the FIRST day. This is misleading and indicates that the event start on the wrong day.

This is because you are using ${eventdate} and not ${startdate} in your format string. The eventdate is the date in the latest events module that we are testing for the event. So if we are part way through an event it will show the current date and NOT the start date of the event.
- All days in the event are shown with the starting time of the first day, which is incorrect. No other days, except the first one, do have a defined start time.

Different people expect different things from this. Lets say you have a 5 day conference from 9am on Monday to 5pm on Friday. Most people would interpret this as being that each day starts at 9am. In other words the event is not happening at 2.30am on Wednesday.

We could address this with a new flag to format the first day differently to any other day (and similar to the last day). What do you think?
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Postby empy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks, will test the {startdate} thing. (Action point to myself: remember to RTFM.)

Yes, you are right. People interperet things differently. Personally I would create a daily repeating event if there is a defined start and end time for each day. And use multiday events for things that really continue from the start date&time to the end. (Like a SAR vessel going out for a 4 day patrol journey, as an example.) But that's just how I think...

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Postby empy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:47 pm

Still one thing about this. This is not really an issue for us, but I want to let you know anyway. Here's an example:

ma 17.01 18:00 - Köpin päivystys
ma 10.01 18:00 - Pave Peruskäyttäjä päivystämässä
ti 18.01 18:00 - Ilona 1 x miehistöön
...

The date and time shown comes from ${startDate}. The two first rows are interesting. They are multiday events that represent the on-duty commander. They run in one-week periods from Monday 6 PM to next Mon 6 PM. #2 starts on Mon Jan 10th 6PM and ends Mon Jan 17th 6PM. The last day of this event is what's shown and it's Jan 17th midnight - 6 PM. Line #1 is however the first day of the next multiday event and it is Jan 17th 6PM - midnight. The interesting thing here is naturally the order of these two. Is it possible that this mod sorts on date only and ignores the time?

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Postby Geraint » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:03 pm

they are sorted on startrepeat which is the start of the repeat (date and time combined).
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Postby empy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:14 pm

Hmm, I still don't get this.

Both line 1 and 2 are repeats for Mon 17th. Line 1 start at 18:00 and line 2 at 00:00. I can't figure out any valid logic that would put the lines in this order. :(

But as said, this is a minor issue and we do not need to waste time on it.

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Postby Geraint » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:18 pm

they are separate repeats? I thought they were multi-day events?
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Postby empy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:33 pm

They are multiday events. But you refered to repets in the previous post. And I got the impression that multiday events somehow are stored or treated as daily repeting events internally, based on the earlier phases of this discussion. So I used repeat for that reason.

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Postby Geraint » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:23 am

No multi day events are simply events where the enddate/time for the single repeat is set on a different day to the start.
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Postby JohanH » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 pm

Hi,

I'm also experiencing issues with the "no repeat" option.

I would like to achieve the following:
* Show each repetition of an repeating event [1]
* Only show a multiday event once [2]

Please advice on how to achive this.

I'm using the following custom date string:
Code: Select all
${startDate(%x)}[!a: ${startDate(%H:%M)}] -[m: ${endDate(%x)}][!e: ${endDate(%H:%M)}]


/Johan

[1] We have weekly occuring events that is ideal to enter as repeating events
[2] We typically use multiday events for holidays, school vacation, camps, etc. Theese all start on one day and continue until the end date.

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Postby Geraint » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:53 am

in your event set the 'show multi day event' once setting and in the module set the don't show repeats option
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