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FileMaker to iCal in Leopard (slightly OT)


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I have a number of local calendars that I've been exporting, using the CC ICal filter, into my /user/Sites folder, and syncing to iCal. I was using, as an example, "http://localhost/~johnnolan/bookings.ics" as a URL in iCal.

Now, with Leopard, my calendars don't refresh, and if I re-enter the url that had worked, I get this message:

"Connection to the server localhost was refused".

Anyone here know what might have changed to cause this problem?

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Why don't you try exporting a calendar from iCal and see if you can subscribe to it? That would tell you if the problem is with the file format or with the server. I recall vaguely that to serve .ics files a WebDAV component had to enabled - perhaps that has changed in Leopard.

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Good idea! Thanks for the pointer.

I did that and now I've got a different error, so I'm getting somewhere.

iCal defaulted to exporting to "MacBook/Sites/", so I tried subscribing using:

"http://192.168.1.100/test.ics",

"http://localhost/test.ics",

"http://localhost/Sites/test.ics", "http://192.168.1.100/Sites/test.ics",

and

"http://MacBook.local/test.ics".

I get the message that "No calendar was found at ... Please check URL.

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You have broken the rules of troubleshooting by changing two things at once. I would move the test file to where your FM exports are. If you can subscribe to it, the problem is with your export from FM. If you get the same error as before, the files are not served correctly. If you get a different error, then it's likely there are TWO problems.

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For anyone who's interested, I've found that placing my calendars in:

"Library/WebServer/Documents" allows me to subscribe to them again, using as the URL:

"http://localhost/" plus the calendar's file name.

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  • 4 weeks later...

You know, rather than exporting your calendars, you can subscribe to your FileMaker calendar from iCal. In Leopard you can then send subscribed calendars (in read only format) to your iPhone as part of the iPhone's sync. Pretty cool and gets rid of the need to constantly export changes to your schedule.

Check it out: Subscribe to FileMaker from iCal

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