Enhancement - delete future occurrences of event

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Enhancement - delete future occurrences of event

frankely4
I often get requests for recurring meetings where the end date is either missing or far exceeds the actual end of the meetings. I wish there was an easy way to delete these future occurrences while keeping the old items as a record that the meeting occurred. Currently, if I delete a repeating event I am given a choice of "Delete just this occurrence" or "Delete all occurrences". How about splitting the difference and adding "Delete this and all future occurrences"?
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Re: Enhancement - delete future occurrences of event

Philipp Kewisch-2
On 12/14/16 11:21 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> I often get requests for recurring meetings where the end date is either missing or far exceeds the actual end of the meetings. I wish there was an easy way to delete these future occurrences while keeping the old items as a record that the meeting occurred. Currently, if I delete a repeating event I am given a choice of "Delete just this occurrence" or "Delete all occurrences". How about splitting the difference and adding "Delete this and all future occurrences"?
>

Yes, there is an open bug report for this. I tried it almost 10 years
ago and at the time it turned out to be fairly complicated. I'd like to
see this happen nevertheless.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=320178

Philipp
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Re: Enhancement - delete future occurrences of event

Stefan Sitter
In reply to this post by frankely4
On 14.12.2016 17:21, [hidden email] wrote:
> I often get requests for recurring meetings where the end date is
> either missing or far exceeds the actual end of the meetings. I wish
> there was an easy way to delete these future occurrences while
> keeping the old items as a record that the meeting occurred.
> Currently, if I delete a repeating event I am given a choice of
> "Delete just this occurrence" or "Delete all occurrences". How about
> splitting the difference and adding "Delete this and all future
> occurrences"?

A workaround might be to just edit the event series, change the
recurrence to custom and set a repeat until date. You keep the old
occurrences in your calendar but see no further occurrences after the
until date.

/Stefan
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Re: Enhancement - delete future occurrences of event

Pierre D-3
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On 12/14/16 14:48, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
> On 12/14/16 11:21 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
>> I often get requests for recurring meetings where the end date is either missing or far exceeds the actual end of the meetings. I wish there was an easy way to delete these future occurrences while keeping the old items as a record that the meeting occurred. Currently, if I delete a repeating event I am given a choice of "Delete just this occurrence" or "Delete all occurrences". How about splitting the difference and adding "Delete this and all future occurrences"?
>>
>
> Yes, there is an open bug report for this. I tried it almost 10 years
> ago and at the time it turned out to be fairly complicated. I'd like to
> see this happen nevertheless.

I would go one step further: when editing/deleting an event, we should have the
choice of:
  - this instance only
  - all instances
  - this instance and all future instances
  - this instance and all previous instances

IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) has had that capability for as long as I can
remember (possibly since IBM acquired Lotus in 1995).

Pierre
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