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When I moved a set of tasks to a new project they lost their structure.

JF

Moved a set of tasks to an empty project.
The project was completely bugged:
- items lost their ordering
- items lost their correct parent
- items were randomly parented
- items w/ parents were not indented

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 05, 2011 - 11:08

Hello Jeremy,

please describe how did you move your tasks and answer following questions:

- Did you move them individually or selecting multiple tasks and chose "Move to project" from the upper menu?
- Which browser are you using?
- Are you using Todoist directly or through an app/add-on (Todoist for Outlook, Firefox, Chrome, Todoist Anywhere etc.)?
- Did this happen once, or can you reproduce this issue each time you move multiple tasks between projects?


Best regards,
David

JF
Jeremy Fine
Replied on Jul 05, 2011 - 11:53

- Did you move them individually or selecting multiple tasks and chose "Move to project" from the upper menu?

I selected a high level task and all the ones under it were moved/bugged. I used the gear icon menu next to the task to do it.

- Which browser are you using?

Chrome.

- Are you using Todoist directly or through an app/add-on (Todoist for Outlook, Firefox, Chrome, Todoist Anywhere etc.)?

Directly.

- Did this happen once, or can you reproduce this issue each time you move multiple tasks between projects?

It happened once. It doesn't seem to happen with a simple example, and I haven't tried with a large example. The tree I tried to move had many nodes and some were at maximum depth. Also I think the tree wasn't at the root level.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 05, 2011 - 12:35

So far, I can't reproduce this issue :( I've tried a ~30-task tree starting at a 2nd and 3rd level containing sub-tasks up to the deepest level and it has been moved correctly, although the main task has been "upgraded" to level 1, but all sub-tasks kept their structure in respect to the main task.

Could you please tell me how many tasks did you have in your tree (approximately)?


Best regards,
David

JF
Jeremy Fine
Replied on Jul 05, 2011 - 15:27

33...IF I didn't delete any in the project out of frustration!

JF
Jeremy Fine
Replied on Jul 05, 2011 - 15:28

Also, I did a lot of reordering before I moved it.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 06, 2011 - 01:06

Hello Jeremy,

I'm sorry, you've experienced this issue.

I've been able to reproduce this issue and it has something to do with the reordering. After I reordered many of the tasks, moving sub-tasks between parent tasks and lower level tasks containing higher/deeper level tasks, the tree has been indeed completely destroyed after moving it to another project.

Unfortunately, there's no way to restore your original structure. I've forwarded this issue to the developers. Again, sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for pointing it out.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 08, 2011 - 12:31

Hello Jeremy,

there was a bug which caused damage to the moved tasks' structure if some tasks were added using the "Add task below/above" option. It has been fixed and you should now be able to move tasks between projects without losing the proper structure in the process.


Best regards,
David