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priority filters and flags not in sync

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I just started using Todoist yesterday. I added some tasks and used the flags to prioritize them Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3,… Things worked well and I could filter by priority fine. Then I decided to change the names of my filters. I named Priority 1 something like Today, and Priority 2, This week, and Priority 3 This month. I also changed the query titles to match the new filter name. At this point when I filtered by what had been titled Priority 1, for example, the response was that I had none. Looking at the tasks I had marked Priority 1 (red flag) I saw they were still marked red flag. So, I figured that somehow the word Today and goofed things up. So I changed the Priority 1, 2, 3 titles and queries back to what they were originally. Still, however, the flagged items do not sync with the filters. I've been trying some ideas to fix this but none have worked. How can I fix this? I'd like to use the flags and title those filters with my own names. Thank you.

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David Trey staff
Replied on May 15, 2014 - 18:58 UTC

Hello,

Unfortunately, the priorities can't be named. Even if you rename the filters, if you keep "priority 1" as the query, it will still search for tasks with this priority.

Please note that you can use due dates in Todoist, simply type "today" or "in 5 days" or "every Friday" into the due date field and you will see your tasks sorted by date in teh today or 7 days view and on top of that - sorted by priorities. This will be a reliable way to keep track of everything.

Furthermore, if you need tags for tasks, please use labels - type @someday or @important into the task's name and you'll be able to see all tasks with this label.

Now, reg. "fixing" the priorities, please tell me:
- If you type "p1" (without quotation marks) into the search bar at the top, do you see all tasks with the first priority?
- If you go to the "Filter" tab, click "Add filter", enter anything you want into the name section and then enter p1 into the query section and save it, do you see the same tasks?


Best regards,
David

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crewofmany premium
Replied on May 15, 2014 - 20:35 UTC

Hello,
Thank you for your help. If I type p1 into the search bar I do see the tasks with the first priority. I created a filter and entered p1 into the query and I did see the same tasks.

So, to "fix" the priority filters, I just put p1, p2, p3, p4 in each appropriate query. It's working! Great!

Interestingly, before I contacted you for help, I wrote Priority 1 (with a capital letter) in both title and filter for Priority 1 and that didn't work. But just now I did the same thing but the query had a lowercase p for priority 1 and that worked.

I'll play around with the dates and the labels some more. Thank you!

David Trey staff
Replied on May 16, 2014 - 11:36 UTC

Thank you for your report, we'll look into making it case insensitive so that it will also work with a capital P.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 18:36 UTC

Hello,

The issue with priority filter being case-sensitive is now fixed, you can search for P1 and it'll find tasks with the first priority.


Best regards,
David