Restrict event import by time: If you have an import file that contains a wide range of events, you can restrict your import to a subset of those events based on date.
- Ignore events in the past
- Ignore events more than a month in the past
- Ignore events more than a year in the past
Remote import frequency: When importing events by URL, you can set a regular import schedule. This is useful for importing from sources that update periodically. As long as the import source includes a unique ID field, you won’t have to worry about importing duplicate events.
The import frequencies are based on your existing cron schedules, so they may vary, but the default frequencies are:
- One time import
- Once Weekly
- Once Monthly
- Once Hourly
- Twice Daily
- Once Daily
Import to Category: If you’re importing an iCal source from a URL, you can assign the events from this URL to a specific category in your calendar. The iCal format doesn’t include any native data that can be used as a category.
When you schedule an event import, the first automatic import will be scheduled for the future at the end of the current interval. To get the current events, complete the import in the same way you would for a one-time import. If you do not complete the one-time import, the schedule will still be established.
Individual scheduled imports can be deleted, but not edited.