Conditions to repeat groups of events
To repeat a group of events, you must first place the events of all future groups in the calendar editor (docs). Indeed, the group’s occurrences can be created only if their events already exist.
The events of each group’s occurrence must be strictly identical:
- same number of events
- events coming from the same activity
- events starting at the same time and having the same duration
- same spacing between the events
If any of the criteria is not met, then the group occurrence won’t be generated.
You want to repeat each week this group, composed of four events:
You must create the same events each week:
Tip: You can use the events’ auto repeat function to make it quick and avoid any mistakes (docs).
The slightest difference will invalidate the group, and it won’t be generated, here are some error examples:
Groups of events repeat options
Once the events are placed, select the first group’s events and create the group (docs).
Go to the group settings and open the “Repetition” tab.
Here you can configure your group to be repeated:
- every n days / weeks / months
(e.g. : Every other week)
- on certain days of the week only
(e.g. : from Monday to Friday)
- on the last day of the month
(e.g. : February 28, then March 31, etc.)
- on the nth Monday / Tuesday / etc. of each month
(e.g. : the 2nd Thursday of the month)
- on the last Monday / Tuesday / etc. of each month
(e.g. : the last Wednesday of the month)
- set the start date and end date of the repetition
(e.g. : from January 1 to June 30)
- prevent repetion during some periods
(e.g.: do not repeat between February 14 and 18, and on April 1)
The repeat options are based on the first event of the group.
So if you configure the group repetition on “The first Friday of each month”, then you will have to place the first event of each group on the first Friday of each month, then place the other events of the groups as stated above.
Since these options are strictly the same as the single events’ options, we invite you to read this post about event repetition for a detailed description and more examples.
Navigate between the group of events’ occurrences
Once your group repetition is configured, you can preview each occurrence very easily.
For that, go to the group’s settings > “General” tab, you’ll find navigation buttons:
- The “previous” () and “next” () arrows allow you to see the previous / next occurrence.
- The “saved” icon () allows you to see the group’s recorded events.
- The “undo” arrow () allows you to see the selected events, in other words, the events that will be saved if the dialog is confirmed. These are the events shown by default when you go to group settings.
Unbind groups of events’ occurrences
Just as events, all repeated group occurrences share the same settings (the group’s), only the events dates change.
It is possible to unbind an occurrence in order to configure it differently, or to cancel it for example.
Open the group settings, select the desired occurrence using the navigation arrows (see previous paragraph), and click on the “Unbind” button.
Choose one of these options to unbind occurrences:
- Unbind the selected occurrence (using the navigation buttons, see paragraph above) in order to make it independent
- Unbind the booked occurrences, you will get a group of events with the booked occurrences and a group of events with the free occurrences
- Unbind subsequent occurrences, so that you can edit only future groups of events (from the selected occurrence) and leave past groups of events as they are
- Unbind each occurrence, to create a separate group per occurrence