Solved Error When Setting Up Work Hours in Outlook Calendar

July 27, 2020 at 12:17:07
Specs: Windows 10
I work from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.and when I'm setting up my work hours in my Outlook Calendar, I get a message that the end date I entered occurred before the start date. I don't think it has nothing to do with the dates because when I tried a shift that does not cross over (e.g. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.), I can set up my calendar without any hassle.

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#1
July 27, 2020 at 13:13:32
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As far as I can tell, based on numerous web searches, Outlook does not allow you set a workday that ends on a different day than the one it started on. Therefore when you try to enter 5PM start and 2AM end, Outlook assumes that you made an error.

This has apparently been an issue that MS has decided not to address. Even though people have been complaining about it for years, there are still requests for this option as of July 23, 2020. See the 3rd comment down at this Outlook Uservoice site:

https://outlook.uservoice.com/forum...


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#2
July 27, 2020 at 18:46:02
Enter the end date/time before entering start date/time.

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#3
July 28, 2020 at 05:33:44
riider,

Please explain your suggestion. AFAIK, there is no date involved when setting up an Oulook workday. It's time only.

The Start and End time fields are both filled in before the values are "entered" (OK'd). That's when the program balks because it only allows for times that fall within the same calendar day.

A start time of 5PM and an end time of 2AM crosses the midnight boundary but Outlook is only looking at "the same day" and therefore thinks that an error was made.

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#4
July 29, 2020 at 16:05:34
Thanks DerbyDad03. MS has totally ignored these complaints.

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