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Not able to add Calendar by URL


I tried to add Todoist to both my Google and Outlook/Hotmail calendars via URL but that did not work and nothing shows up.

I don't see an error message in Google Calendar but Outlook/Hotmail Calendar tells me:

This calendar wasn't updated because of a problem with the publisher's file (the file's events don't have UID properties). We'll try updating it again later.

Any ideas?

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Tariq  premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 15:37 UTC

Looks like Google Calendar also gave me an error:

Failed to import calendar from "<My Todoist URL>".

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 17:39 UTC

Hello Tariq,

Please try to delete the calendar from Google in My Calendars -> Settings, re-add the URL and as soon as you see the yellow "Importing from URL" message at the top, don't wait for it to import. Instead, close your browser.

When you go back a few minutes later, you should see the calendar imported as Google will re-try to add it automatically on their back-end until it succeeds.

Best regards,

Tariq  premium
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 20:51 UTC

Thanks David. How long should I wait before I go back to verify that it was added?

Also, what would be the solution for Outlook.com Calendar?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 23:32 UTC


Not that long, wait an hour at the most. We are having issues with the Outlook.com calender and have yet found a solution to it.


Tariq  premium
Replied on May 08, 2014 - 16:52 UTC

Thanks Brendon. Looks like is working for Google Calendar :)

Now just need a solution for Outlook.com Calendar :D