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Merged a couple of different calendars, now some events are showing up twice - even though some events from the same calendar are not. Please help.
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What I noticed from looking at the raw source of the merged iCal feeds is that some of the events are in fact duplicated.

A good indication that localendar is not duplicating the events is the very fact that only some events are doubled and not all.

For example, I looked at Sep 18, 2012. The Quickbooks - Beginner event is a double, but the Amazon event is not. Sure enough; the Quickbooks event is in the feed twice.

The first instance occurs on line 326:
BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20110803T164750Z
UID:34728549-5B9C-4D26-9F39-2E541DA4EF7E
DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20120918T213000
TRANSP:OPAQUE
SUMMARY:CE: QuickBooks - Beginner
DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20120918T173000
DTSTAMP:20120718T193741Z
LOCATION:4800 Preston Park Blvd. Plano\, TX 75093
SEQUENCE:1
DESCRIPTION:<div style="background: #fff\; padding: 10px\;">\n\n <p>Q
uickBooks - Beginner</p>\n \n <p>Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday\, 3 Se
ssions\, $119</p>\n \n <p>To register: <a href="http://www.coll
in.edu/ce/" target="_blank" >http://www.collin.edu/CE</a></p></div>\n
END:VEVENT


and the second on line 3418
BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20110803T164750Z
UID:34728549-5B9C-4D26-9F39-2E541DA4EF7E
DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20120918T213000
TRANSP:OPAQUE
SUMMARY:CE: QuickBooks - Beginner
DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20120918T173000
DTSTAMP:20120718T193741Z
LOCATION:4800 Preston Park Blvd. Plano\, TX 75093
SEQUENCE:1
DESCRIPTION:<div style="background: #fff\; padding: 10px\;">\n\n <p>Q
uickBooks - Beginner</p>\n \n <p>Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday\, 3 Se
ssions\, $119</p>\n \n <p>To register: <a href="http://www.coll
in.edu/ce/" target="_blank" >http://www.collin.edu/CE</a></p></div>\n
END:VEVENT


If you look at the DTSTART line, you will see that the date/time value for each event is identical, which is why you are seeing 2 events when you merge this feed into localendar.
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I deleted all merges and calendars and re-uploaded them to ensure nothing would be left. I still have some items being duplicated and some not. Any other ideas?
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Your original feed had duplicate events in it though (as per my last post)

So even if you delete them from localendar and re-import them, you're just re-importing the duplicates.

Open up your file http://icalx.com/public/collinsbdc/CE%20Classes.ics in a text editor.
Look at line 315-317 and 1660-1662:
315-317
 
SUMMARY:CE: QuickBooks - Beginner
DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20120522T173000
DTSTAMP:20120328T201356Z

and
1660-1662
 
SUMMARY:CE: QuickBooks - Beginner
DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20120522T173000
DTSTAMP:20120328T201356Z


The names and times of these 2 events are identical. They are duplicates in the original feed.
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