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Calendar timestamps include every minute of every hour?

Lindy 5 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Christine Masters (Director of Product Management) 5 years ago 1

Is there a reason for having the timestamp dropdown use EVERY minute of the day when scheduling calendar entries? This is apparent on the front and back end of Blox.


I can't think of an instance that I've ever seen a public event that had any other timestamps than on the hour, 1/2 hour, (or quarter hour.) It's a drag having to scroll up or down through all those minutes to set your event times.


Or am I just off-base here?

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When we first designed the BLOX Calendar app, we looked at existing events in our old system to see the start times and we did find a number that had non-quarterly starts. We would prefer to do quarter-hours (00, 15, 30, 45) but sometimes the Calendar is used for things like movie times, and those could start at 8:32 am, and so forth.


I will say though that, in the BLOX admin, you can very easily type in the time and it will work! It's really nice actually...


So try creating a new event, adding a daily schedulee, and then typing things that make sense into the various fields. Such as, for the date, just type:


Mar 1, 2016

3/16/16


And it will "translate" it for you to the correct date. You don't have to use the little calendar popup UI.


In addition, you can type into the time fields 4 pm or 4:35 pm and it will "translate" it to 04:35 PM for you - you don't have to use the drop down!


Let us know if this helps! Thanks! =)

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When we first designed the BLOX Calendar app, we looked at existing events in our old system to see the start times and we did find a number that had non-quarterly starts. We would prefer to do quarter-hours (00, 15, 30, 45) but sometimes the Calendar is used for things like movie times, and those could start at 8:32 am, and so forth.


I will say though that, in the BLOX admin, you can very easily type in the time and it will work! It's really nice actually...


So try creating a new event, adding a daily schedulee, and then typing things that make sense into the various fields. Such as, for the date, just type:


Mar 1, 2016

3/16/16


And it will "translate" it for you to the correct date. You don't have to use the little calendar popup UI.


In addition, you can type into the time fields 4 pm or 4:35 pm and it will "translate" it to 04:35 PM for you - you don't have to use the drop down!


Let us know if this helps! Thanks! =)