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Task Start Date

GB

Hey Folks,
Could you kind folks please add a start date to a task please? Sometimes, a task needs to finished by a certain date but can only start once something else has finished.

Many thanks!
Greg

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DS premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 04:32

That would be great. I don't want to look at tasks before I can actually do them.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 07:15

Hello,

Technically, we already support start days, but as much as they will affect your today, 7 days or any date-based view, the task will not disappear within a project otherwise you wouldn't even be able to modify it should the due date be changed.

To set a start date, please use "starting" in the date formula, for example:
- Every day starting in 10 days
- Every Fri starting 14/3
- ev 2nd Mon at 2pm starting 10 Mar


Best regards,
David

GB
Greg Boland premium
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 14:18

Hey David,
Thanks for your reply. Combersone but it will do just fine!

Cheers!
Greg

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Sarah
Replied on Apr 19, 2014 - 06:00

I'm confused. Why is David talking about recurring tasks?

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 20, 2014 - 16:34

Hello Sarah,

I've mentioned recurring tasks because these are the ones that already support start days. If you want a task to start then it's a task that takes more than one action (otherwise it's a one-time task).

That said, you can set a task to "every day starting 30 May" or "every Monday starting in 7 days". You can't set a task to "tomorrow starting today".


Best regards,
David

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Sarah
Replied on Apr 21, 2014 - 02:07

Hello David,

Thanks for your reply. I understand. What you meant to say is that in general you don't support start date with the exception of recurring tasks.

There are a lot of comments for the "start date suggestion" from some years ago. Are you working on this? Will there be a start date functionality soon?

Thanks,
Sarah

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 21, 2014 - 06:10

Sarah,

We're currently not working on this, but we may consider it in the future.


Best regards,
David