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Recurrence for last day of the month and checking off a day late

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Hello!

I've got a task set up that's due "jeden letzten Tag um 20" - every last day of the month at 20:00. Now it was due yesterday - and I rescheduled it to today (that happened yesterday, using the tomorrow button) and checked it off today.
And on checking the task off it was rescheduled to the end of May. Which is not the last day of this month and left me a bit confused?

Could you advise what happened there?

Best wishes
Silvia

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 01, 2014 - 23:32

Hi Silvia,

- This was all done on iOS, or another location?

Nonetheless, this is how our syntax works actually. In case anyone is really behind, it skips all of them and moves to the next occurrence, which would be May. If your task is late, at this time at least, it's better to wait till the next one is done then complete it, or Mark it Due Today, then complete it.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Silvia premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 05:01

Hi Brendon!

That was on iOS, yes.

I don't quite get it - the task is due the last day of the March. I rescheduled it to the first day of April and then marked it off.
Why wouldn't it be due the last day of April - wouldn't that be the next occurrence of "the last day of the month"?

Best wishes
Silvia

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 14:18

Silvia,

Since you are already in April, then the next occurrence is May. It's a slight downside, but it provides overall better support for people, people who may be very behind. We will look into improving this in the future.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Silvia premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 15:41

Hello Brendon!

And this behaviour is caused by rescheduling the task to the 1st of April, or by it being overdue into April?
Would the same thing happen if I let the task remain overdue - on 31.March - and check it off on the 1.April?
Would it then go to the last day of April or March?

Best wishes
Silvia

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 15:48

Silvia,

It will always happen if it's overdue. It's not a perfect system in how we calculate the next occurrence, and hopefully we can find a better solution in the future.

The best solution for now would be to wait until both are done, March & April, then complete it. Or, right click on it and "Do It Today" though that will not complete Marches.

Regards
Brendon.

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Silvia premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 16:51

Hello Brendon,

I'd rather not have an overdue task in my today view for one month, if possible. I'll have to work around that for now - but I hope a better solution is possible soon.

Thanks and best wishes
Silvia