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Postpone One Occurrence Of Recurring Task

This may have been answered already, but I can't seem to find a solution that will work for me. I have a task set up to repeat every other Saturday. I had to postpone yesterday's occurrence to today, and now it seems every future occurrence has moved to every other Sunday. Can you tell me how I can postpone one occurrence in a repeating task so that it just changes the task once, and not for the entire series? I read through the different threads, but couldn't get anything to work for me. I'm looking to do this on both Todoist for iOS as well as Todoist for Mac / Web.

Thanks.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 15:55

Hi Damion,

You can click on a task, use the Schedule button and choose a date, once its completed it will go back to the normal occurrence.

Is this what you had done and it has not worked?


Regards,
Brendon

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 16:16

Correct; it is not working. The next date is now pushed out an additional day in the recurrence.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 16:26

Damion,

Can you tell me the exact syntax you used, exactly what you typed as the due date, or what you typed in the reminder menu if that is how you created it?


Regards,
Brendon

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 16:30

This is the syntax I used for the initial task: "every 2 weeks starting today". If I change or postpone the date for the task, it breaks the recurrence pattern and pushes it out a day for all future dates.

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 17:52

Same thing happens when I try to postpone a recurring task on the Mac version of Todoist.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 00:47

Damion,

I can not seem to reproduce this under any circumstance. It will always go back to the original occurrence.

Tell me if you create a task for "everyday at 2pm" and then right click it on the Mac version, click ... More, and then choose a later date. Then complete that, you are saying that it does not go back to "everyday at 2pm"?


Regards,
Brendon

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 12:43

What I'm saying is that if I choose a later date, it then starts the recurrence from the later date moving forward on my task that I have set up to repeat bi-weekly. I will try creating a fake task that repeats daily using your example above, but this still won't help with my original problem for the bi-weekly repeating task that is broken.

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 12:48

I just tried your suggestion, but used a 2 weeks instead of every day, and it doesn't work; it still pushes the recurrence out by one day even though the wording says "every 2 weeks starting today".

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 13:05

Hello Damion,

I've been able to reproduce this now and have passed it to our developers. We'll look into it.


Regards,
David

Damion Berv premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 13:27

Thanks. Any idea how long this might take to fix? Postponing tasks happens fairly regularly; it's a bit frustrating to have to recreate the whole recurring task chain when this occurs.

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 13:28

Damion,

Unfortunately, I can't give you a timeframe for that, some of our devs are on vacation right now, but will return very soon so it could take at least week, unfortunately :-(


Regards,
David