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How to create and complete recurring tasks starting in the past

NW

I would like to create recurring dates starting from a certain date in the past i.e. Every Friday starting October 4. When I create the task and check it as complete, the next due date rolls forward to the next Friday on the calendar i.e. this Friday November 8. The next due date should be October 11 then October 18, 25, etc.

Is there a solution or workaround for this please?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:01 UTC

Hi Nathan,

The date you entered is correct and is working without issue, the next Friday will be October 8th, the one after that is the 15th, 28th..

Thanks,
Brendon.

NW
Nathan Wright
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:21 UTC

Hi Brendon,

Thanks for your quick response.

I just tested it again and it didn't work. I used the following syntax "ev frid start 4 oct 2013", marked it as complete and the next due date is Friday 8 Nov.

It is a subtask of a project.

Thanks,
Nathan

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:25 UTC

Nathan,

Yes this is the correct behavior. This coming Friday is the 8th of October, the next Friday is the 15th.

*Sry, I was looking at November. My mistake. It does seem to be incorrect. I have let the developers know about this.

Thanks,
Brendon.

NW
Nathan Wright
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:28 UTC

Great, thanks!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:30 UTC

Nathan,

Again, sorry I was confused and turned around due to it actually being November now.

It shows the next date as the 8th because it is showing Novemeber 8th, and not the next Friday in October. This is the correct behavior, as we have it currently that if you have tasks very overdue, when you check it off it goes to the next current occurrence, which in this case would be November 8th.

This is a downside of course, but it is also very useful for people who do not want to check off a bunch of tasks to get to the current one.

Thanks,
Brendon.

NW
Nathan Wright
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:36 UTC

Thanks David. I'll try to work with this.

NW
Nathan Wright
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:36 UTC

* Sorry, I meant thanks Brendan!

NW
Nathan Wright
Replied on Nov 05, 2013 - 02:37 UTC

* Brendon with an 'o' even. I'm having a shocker! :)