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Postponing a recurring task

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I'm sure this has been asked but I haven't found it in the forums.

How do you postpone one instance of a recurring task and not break the recurrence pattern?

I'd like to postpone a Saturday task to Sunday, for this week only, and have the recurrence schedule stay the same for next week.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 27, 2014 - 20:18 UTC

Hello Don,

You can do this by using the "Schedule" feature. To do so, right-click on the task and then click on the ... icon on the right. You can select any date this way or one of the pre-set buttons to set the task to today, tomorrow, next week etc. and after that, when you complete the task, the recurrence pattern will still work correctly.

Only the "Postpone to" option moves it to the next occurrence without giving you a choice when it should be (it'll be the next one available) and also editing the date manually by editing the task can break the recurrence.


Best regards,
David

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Don premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2014 - 00:59 UTC

That worked. Thanks. :-)

Alexander Liffers premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 05:13 UTC

This appears to have broken with a recent update. I use this feature all the time for a monthly routine at work that's rather long. All task items are set as "ev 1" or "ev 2" to recur every 1st and 2nd of the month. If the 1st or 2nd fall on a weekend I would usually just postpone until tomorrow or postpone until next week (which seems to just push things to the following Monday).

I don't know when it stopped working, but yesterday when I postponed items (1st of November) to Tomorrow, they all changed to December 1st rather than November 2nd (doing the work over the weekend this month).

October 1st was a Wednesday so everything was done on the day, so I can't speak for whether it was functional as described on that day or not. I can confirm that postpone to next week moves them to November 10th, reschedule for today makes then the 2nd, but then postpone to tomorrow throws them to December 1st.

Not sure where to post bugs or questions, but this previous topic seemed to be specific to this feature. Please move it elsewhere if needed.


Alex.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 05:15 UTC

Alexander,

What platform were you using with this happened? Can you reproduce it every time now?

That being said, if you postpone a task that is "ev 1" it will indeed go to the next month, as that is the next occurrence. Are you sure you clicked the right postpone option, there are many, one being Tomorrow, or Next Week.


Regards,
Brendon

Alexander Liffers premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 05:33 UTC

Well, look at that. The option for postpone says "Dec 1" under it (the arrow in a circle). I'd become accustomed to just clicking the option next to "today". For these I have to hit the three dots next to the task, then the three dots of the popup menu under change date, and there's the sunny tomorrow. For any other non-recurring task, that postpone is "tomorrow".

Has the behaviour changed, or was I just paying more attention and doing it properly over the last few months and recently got careless?

Alex.


Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 05:38 UTC

Alexander,

Not sure, it has changed, but not exactly recently.


Regards,
Brendon

Alexander Liffers premium
Replied on Nov 02, 2014 - 06:00 UTC

The only time I use this on recurring tasks is if the 1st is on a weekend, and looking at my calendar, that last occurred June 1st.

Thanks for such a quick response on a weekend. That's just outstanding.

Alex.