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PGC has an excellent facililty for working on dot days - the ability to export the dates out of the Needed Found Dates query and import them into our favourite calandering tool, so that we can be reminded to go get a cache. There has been recent improvement s to this allowing for musltiple calandering files, but I have just discovered that despite the multiple calander files, only one event is saved per day.

Examining the contents of the .ics files I see that all events have a UID of <date>, and I suspect this is the reason a second calendar event on the same date is not saved. Could the UID please be changed to something like <date>.<field>, where field is the user entry field beside the Download ICS calendar file button on the Needed Found Dates page.

For those who are not aware, the desire for multiple calendar files comes from wanting to fill the calendar (ie work on our dot-days) with a cache finds of various types, eg traditional or regular caches, at the same time. I, for instance, am working to fill my multis, unknowns and vituals, and get my smalls and micros up to two per date.

in Feature requests by the Seagnoid (Expert) (45.0k points)

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I had the same issue.

As a workaround I saved difefrent ics files. So for my Multi, micro etc mising dates I export each an own ics file and import each into my google calendar.

And google shows these as expected as sometimes 3 missing dates to fill.
by supertwinfan (19.6k points)
I load separate files too, into my android calendar. It will only accept one for any date and ignores later imports. The later imports will add to dates that do not have one, so it is not like the whole file gets ignored.
My current workaround: save the calendar file, rename it as a .txt, do a global search and replace to replace "" with "<field>, rename as .ics then import it. Works perfectly.

Would be nice if PGC exported the files so that they imported clean.