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HappyTC still supported?

Postby TJROX » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi there - is the iCal to HappyTC feed still supported now that TUC has its own attendance mgmt system? I've been having sync issues this last week. The error is:

"Something's wrong with the iCalendar's format: unable to update the team schedule. [E#7074]"

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

TJ
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Postby GregS » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:16 pm

It should still be fine. I did make a couple of very slight changes to the iCal output a couple weeks ago to make it more standards-compliant (put the VERSION before the PRODID, and backslash-escape commas in the location). It's possible that one or the other of these broke the HappyTC parser.
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TUC ical problem

Postby pjw » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi Greg,

Taking a quick look, it seems that TJ could be right -- there are a few weird things in the TUC ical feed for his team (see below). There haven't been any related HappyTC changes in some time (and the iCal to HappyTC feed is still supported indeed).

Can you check it out? Thanks.
  • Location seems garbled
  • the date in the description is 1969


Snippet:

LOCATION;ALTREP="http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view":\, \, ()
X-LOCATION-URL:http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view
SUMMARY:Wizard (home) vs. Honey Badgers (away)
DESCRIPTION:Game 12705: Wizard (home) vs. Honey Badgers (away) at () on Wed Dec 31 1969 to 16:50:00 (they wear dark)
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Postby GregS » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:47 am

Ah. Riverdale East 5 was removed from rotation for the remainder of the summer, but the removal was done a little overzealously and affected past games as well. This seems to be the one game that was played there this year, so its date, time and field information were lost. I've restored those from a backup, so all should be well again.
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Postby TJROX » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:40 am

Thanks - All is indeed functioning properly now. :)
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google calendar stopped updating too

Postby pvet » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:24 am

I've been having an ical feed issue since around the same time as this was noticed -- Google Calendar has stopped updating from my player feed. My June 9 game was the last to get synced. The feed loads fine in iCal, but even if I delete and re-add the feed to gcal, it still only shows up to June 9. I took a look at the ical feed itself, and there are no obvious (to me, anyway) problems.

June 9:
Code: Select all
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:P12897@tuc.org
DTSTAMP:20110616T130240Z
CREATED:20110611T131251Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20110611T131251Z
DTSTART;TZID=US/Eastern:20110609T183000
DTEND;TZID=US/Eastern:20110609T205500
LOCATION;ALTREP="http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view/field:2":1116 Leslie St.\, Toronto\, Ontario (Sunnybrook Field Hockey 2)
X-LOCATION-URL:http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view/field:2
SUMMARY:175 Grams of Fury (away) vs. SpiderMonkey (home)
DESCRIPTION:Game 12897: 175 Grams of Fury (away) vs. SpiderMonkey (home) at Sunnybrook Field Hockey 2 (SUN) on Thu Jun 09 2011 18:30:00 to 20:55:00 (they wear Yellow)
X-OPPONENT-COLOUR:Yellow
STATUS:CONFIRMED
TRANSP:OPAQUE
END:VEVENT


June 13:

Code: Select all
BEGIN:VEVENT
UID:P13017@tuc.org
DTSTAMP:20110616T130240Z
CREATED:20110615T215316Z
LAST-MODIFIED:20110615T215316Z
DTSTART;TZID=US/Eastern:20110613T183000
DTEND;TZID=US/Eastern:20110613T202500
LOCATION;ALTREP="http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view/field:168":65 Carl Hall Rd.\, Toronto\, Ontario (Downsview Park East 2)
X-LOCATION-URL:http://www.tuc.org/Zuluru/fields/view/field:168
SUMMARY:Nat's Monday Nite Maniacs (home) vs. SPIN  (away)
DESCRIPTION:Game 13017: Nat's Monday Nite Maniacs (home) vs. SPIN  (away) at Downsview Park East 2 (DPS) on Mon Jun 13 2011 18:30:00 to 20:25:00 (they wear Navy)
X-OPPONENT-COLOUR:Navy
STATUS:CONFIRMED
TRANSP:OPAQUE
END:VEVENT
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Re: google calendar stopped updating too

Postby GregS » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:58 am

pvet wrote:I've been having an ical feed issue since around the same time as this was noticed -- Google Calendar has stopped updating from my player feed. My June 9 game was the last to get synced.

Google Calendar has a bug where sometimes they just stop pulling the feed. In your case, Google last updated on June 3. Removing and re-adding the feed doesn't make any difference.

It's not likely to make much difference, but you could go to
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/ ... _issues.cs
click the "iCal feeds are not refreshing" issue and "report" it. It seems this has been reported up to a couple years ago, and not yet resolved.

Another option would be to use a slightly modified URL with Google calendar. The URL you currently have in there for your personal feed would end in your 5 digit ID number. If you add a slash, anything after that is ignored by Zuluru, but will make it look like a different URL to Google, so putting /a or some such at the end will fix it, at least for a while. If that stops working, change /a to /b, and so on.

Wish I had better news for you, but alas I have very little sway over what Google deems to be important...
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Postby pvet » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:34 pm

Thanks Greg, workaround worked for me. I reported it, hopefully one day a googler will take enough interest in the problem to fix it.
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Postby DjDATZ » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:43 am

Zuluru to GCal works fine for me now, it wasn't last week, so I had to have HappyTC send the feed to GCal.

The one thing I like about the HappyTC one is that it adds the HappyTC "H" to any game day, but I'd prefer to have a native solution straight from Zuluru! The less hurdles it has to take to get to me, the better; the less chance there is for the flow to break! (Something you learn very quickly in IT.)
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HappyTC Sync Problem

Postby TJROX » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:20 pm

Hey Greg, I'm seeing a new problem with HappyTC this week. I keep getting emails that the schedule has been sync'd, but the Jan 3 game doesn't sync. I tried a manual sync, and still no luck. I guess it's trying to sync daily now, because I keep getting emails saying the schedule has been updated. Any chance you can look into this?

Thanks,

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Re: HappyTC Sync Problem

Postby GregS » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:32 pm

TJROX wrote:Hey Greg, I'm seeing a new problem with HappyTC this week. I keep getting emails that the schedule has been sync'd, but the Jan 3 game doesn't sync. I tried a manual sync, and still no luck. I guess it's trying to sync daily now, because I keep getting emails saying the schedule has been updated. Any chance you can look into this?

Thanks,

TJ

There's not really very much I can do right now. If you report it to HappyTC support (or wait for Patrick to notice this post here), he'll be able to look at it from his end and either fix a problem there or give me an indication of what's wrong with the data Zuluru is providing. Without that, I'd just be throwing darts in the dark.
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