Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

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rialeral
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Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by rialeral » 16 May 2014 09:38

*Adding DND at the end of the titles. 
*Creating a DND calendar.

Right now I'm adding titles (eg Hospital*) in the flow trigger and condition. It's becoming very messy and cumbersome.

I think 2nd option would be best. Maybe I'm missing some other better way?

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Re: Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by Martin » 16 May 2014 09:59

Hi,

What's a DND flow, respectively what does DND stand for?

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Martin

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Re: Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by rialeral » 16 May 2014 10:23

Do not disturb.

I tried to add the flow (from my phone) but I don't got whole day.
*You can't save the flow from the app to the phone.
*After sharing the flow to Google Drive and trying to attach Chrome crash every time.
*Downloading the flow from Google Drive and trying to attach gives "extension not allowed".

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Re: Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by Martin » 16 May 2014 10:55

Publishing the flow should work. To do this, open the forum in Automagic:
-on the flow list: select Menu->Forum
-press the dark/green button Publish Flows/Widgets
-select the flow, OK, continue. The flow is uploaded and a link is copied to the clipboard.
-paste the link in the forum or send the link by mail to your desktop computer

Adding DND to titles or creating your own DND calendar sounds like a good option. You could also use the field 'location' of the calendar entry and fill in a text like DND.

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Re: Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by rialeral » 16 May 2014 11:05

This is my current cumbersome flow.

http://automagic4android.com/flow.php?i ... a40c2fd01f

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Re: Best way to setup calendars for a DND flow?

Post by Martin » 16 May 2014 11:29

You could simplify the flow a bit by triggering on each event when the condition checks the events again anyway so that you don't have to maintain the list in the trigger and the condition. Downside is that the flow is executed more often which might increase battery use slightly when you have a lot of events.
The biggest simplification would come from using a naming scheme like 'Holiday DND' or using the DND in the location field or moving all DND events to its own calendar (if this is an option).

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