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Data Feeds: Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the "RSS Feeds" and "Data Feeds" addons?
"Data Feeds" is the new name for the previous "RSS Feeds" which was available for MIDAS v4.03 - v4.22.
For v4.23, this addon has been renamed to "Data Feeds", to reflect the additional functionality this addon now boasts.
The improved "Data Feeds" addon is backwards-compatible with the old "RSS Feeds" addon, so previous customers won't lose any previous settings/functionality when updating.
Customers who previously purchased the older "RSS Feeds" addon will be automatically upgraded to the new "Data Feeds" addon upon updating their MIDAS systems to v4.23 (or later).
Which bookings will be synced to my external calendar?
All future bookings will be synced to your external calendar, taking into account any venue and/or booking type limits you've imposed in the addon settings.
Bookings which occurred in the past will not be synced to your external calendar, and any changes made to existing bookings which occurred in the past will not be synced.
Bookings have changed in my MIDAS system, but why are they not reflected in my external calendar?
If you've "subscribed" your external calendar (i.e. Google Calendar, Outlook, etc) to a data feed generated by the Data Feeds addon, it is at the discretion of your 3rd party calendar how frequently it "polls" (checks for changes to) the data feed. Typically, this may only be once per day, and therefore, it may be up to 24 hours before any changes made to bookings in MIDAS are reflected in your external calendar.
Unsubscribing and then re-subscribing to the Data Feed from your external calendar may not force a "refresh" either, as your external calendar may still be "caching" the original Data Feed for up to 24 hours.
Please note that any changes to bookings which occurred in the past and have already taken place will not be synced to your external calendar (please refer to previous FAQ entry above).
If you're after a "real-time" calendar of bookings for your website that reflects the "live" state of bookings in your MIDAS system each time it is viewed, then you may like to consider our optional Web Calendars addon instead.