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Gonzalo_Mateos
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hi everybody

I have tried the iCal connector to Google Calendar. It is a very useful feature and I was very happy when I saw it but, unfortunately, it looks like Google is not properly updating the information.

The first time you make the connection it works fine but afterwards, if you make changes in the database, these changes are not reflected in Google Calendar. If you try to connect it again you must introduce something new in the URL provided by Airtable so that Google Calendar understand it is a new Calendar and does not use the cache.

So, the calendar is out of sync as soon as you change any information in the database.

Althouhg I think this is a Google problem (there are some forum about it https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/calendar/ixQnzHmWDSk), it would be fantastic if you could do something about it because this feature is something we have been looking for.

Thank you!

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Mark_Hernandez1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Any update on using this shared iCal to sync with Google calendars. Updating needs to be done within a few mins to make this useful. We run an event business, so waiting 24 hours for calendar events to update is a non-starter for us. I’ve been testing and I actually don’t see updates happening at all unless I ‘refresh’ the Airtable iCal link and re-add to Google calendars. I’ve tried using Zapier/Google Calendar and have it working, but this doesn’t allow us to use multi-date ranges for events.

Any suggestions??

Mark_Hernandez1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Any updated information on this? We have tried numerous methods for syncing our Airtable calendars to Google Calendar. Nothing works well enough to be super useful. Updates through iCal take 12-24 hours to sync. We run an event space and having this delay renders the calendars pretty useless for our purposes.

Mary_Dwyer
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I see that the last comment here was from June of 2019, but I just ran into this problem and stumbled across this thread in search of a solution. I’ve actually waited more than 24 hours and the iCal sync is not updating.

Gemma_da_Silva
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have also just discovered this. Is there another calendar that uses iCal that would update faster?

Mine is for property holiday bookings so there can’t be a delay or there could be a double booking.

Athernwolf
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I am having the same problem as everyone else, it seems to have been an issue for years?

Is there a fix yet?

 

Thanks