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Improve import events functionality - category mapping

The import functionality already has the ability to place imported items into one or more categories.  This has limited usability, as all items imported are assigned to the designated category(ies).

Where an external calendar source (e.g. exchange ics) already has category designations, then it would be more useful to map (match) those categories to the ones defined in  For an initial implementation, a like for like exact mapping would be adequate.  If source category can be alphanumerically matched to an existing category, then map it, otherwise do nothing (or apply the existing category import designation).

Such functionality would facilitate the automatic colouring of Imported events.


I think I might have discovered a bug in processing category designations on import - will raise a suspected bug report elsewhere for that.

  • Kevin Johnson
  • Aug 11 2016
  • Will Not Implement
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  • Kevin Johnson commented
    September 14, 2016 10:23

    Since raising this request, it has become apparent that OULOOK.COM .ics files do not pass the CATERGORY data.  Therefore in that context, this request cannot be fulfilled.

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    Robert Whiteside commented
    September 14, 2016 16:26

    Thanks for clarifying this Kevin!