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priority/tag sort order

NB

Hey guys,

Is there any simple way of explaining what dictates the sort order when I look at all my tasks of the same priority level or the same tag? With a series of tasks with no due dates I am confused why they do not display organised in the same order as I have the projects to which they are attached ordered. Have tried to work this out but no luck.

Thanks in advance,

Nick

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 12:04 UTC

Hello Nick,

On the priority view, tasks are sorted by due date from oldest at the top to newest at the bottom, then all those without a due date.

On the label view, tasks are sorted by priority first, then by date second (date sorting within priority levels, then separate date sorting outside of priority levels).


Best regards,
David

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Nick Bingham premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 12:29 UTC

Thanks David,

But for tasks which do not have a due date, what then dictates the order? What lies behind the question is that I am trying to use priority or tags as a surrogate for a 'next action' status. This works as far as it goes but it would be great if the (non-due-dated) tasks would then display in the same order as I have my projects ordered in the standard left projects list (because there is a logic to the order of my projects). But as it stands although tasks in the same project seem to be listed together, the order of the projects within the priority or tag list bear no relation to the order I have them organised in the left pane. So am trying to work out what drives that order (say once due dates are taken out of the equation for priority).

Hope that is kind of clear!

Nick

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 17:55 UTC

Nick,

If you are referring to the Projects in the left pane, there is no order to this. You can drag and drop these Projects in any order you'd like. We will consider adding more sorting options for Projects in the future.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Nick Bingham premium
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 19:11 UTC

Hi Brendon,

I am obviously not being clear. When I have a series of non-due-dated tasks (tasks without due dates) from across different projects that are all of the same priority and I look at them together using the priority list, what determines the order in which those tasks are shown? There must be some logic behind the scences!

Thanks again,

Nick

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 25, 2013 - 20:40 UTC

Nick,

If the tasks have no due date, just a certain priority then technically there is no specific order to them. They can (and should) be grouped by projects, but the order of projects may not be the same as the order of your projects on the left.


Best regards,
David