Google Calendar Sync - how to sync FROM BigContacts to Google Calendar

Now that you have your contacts calendar and Google calendar set up to instantly synchronize with one another, let’s take a look at a few important things to note when adding, editing or deleting a meeting in either BigContacts for Google calendar.

How to Add, Edit or Delete a meeting in BigContacts

Adding, Editing a new meeting or Canceling an existing meeting in your BigContacts calendar is very easy. If you’re familiar with the BigContacts calendar and its functionality, you will not change anything about how you have gone about this in the past. Our system will communicate any changes that you make in your BigContacts calendar to your Google calendar within 1 - 5 seconds.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The only requirement for synchronizing a BigContacts meeting with your Google calendar is that the contact record in your BigContacts account must have an email address. Any meeting that is set in your BigContacts calendar that is associated with a contact record that does NOT have an email address will not synchronize with your Google calendar.

Meeting Invites & Updates 

One important option that you now have can be seen in the screenshot just above. Here you will see an option that allows you to send an invitation or an update on any new or updated meeting on your calendar. Again, there is nothing new or different that you will need to do when scheduling a meeting in your BigContacts calendar. As long as this option is checked - BigContacts will instantly push this update to your Google calendar and Google will send out the invitation or update to all attendees for that meeting.

Troubleshooting

Why is Google Sync disconnecting every day or each time I sync?

Google limits the amount of "calls" (i.e. syncing meetings) that can be processed at a given time.  If you are attempting to sync meetings and are not having success the likely cause is the amount of meetings that currently exist on your BigContacts calendar, but most likely the amount of meeting you have in your Google account. 

If the amount of meetings were reduced, the Google sync reconnected in BigContacts, and another sync runs, if the number of meetings is reduced enough, the issue should be resolved.  In our testing, 50 or less meetings were successful.  If more than about 50 meetings are trying to sync at a given time Google's limitation is designed to break the connection.

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