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Suggestion: An Easier Way to Do Batch Entries
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Suggestion: An Easier Way to Do Batch Entries 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Create the first calendar program to accept all fields in the CSV file. CSV files imported/exported from a spreadsheet are much easier to use than iCalendar files when you need to do batch/bulk entries.

Either that, or instead of closing the window after each entry is complete, give an option to save and stay open or save and quit. On the save and stay open option the cursor would default to the first field.
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Re: Suggestion: An Easier Way to Do Batch Entries 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
CSV is a problematic file format since it breaks the recurring events. I'll see if some kind of batch editor could be added.

In the event editor you can choose "Save As New" from the file menu to keep the dialog open so you can create duplicate events.
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Re:Suggestion: An Easier Way to Do Batch Entries 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
If there were a field to indicate the event was recurring, the year in the start date would be the first year the event occurs. The recurring field would indicate how often it recurs thus eliminating the need for more than one entry of the same event in the file.

The CSV file only breaks up the recurrences because this field is missing and there is no other way currently to include recurring events using a CSV file. If the field were missing in the ICS file, the ICS file would need to break up recurring events also.

Thanks for the tip on how to add multiple entries using the event editor.
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