Bug with repeating task every first day
I created a repeating task to pay my mortgage on the first of the month. The syntax I used was:
every first day at 10a
I created this task and it set a due date on 12/01/2012 @ 10a. This is what I expected.
When I completed the task, it sets the new due date on 12/01/2014 @ 10a. Not what I expected. The expected outcome was 01/01/2013 @ 10a.
If you need more info, let me know.
Asked by Cy Shimizu on Dec 18, 2012 - 20:03
Thanks for the reply. You may want to have someone update your site regarding recurring tasks because this is what I see (from your site):
You can enter recurring dates for your tasks. When you complete a recurring task, the entry will roll to the next date you've selected.
every mon, fri at 20:00
ev day at 1pm
ev 7 may
ev 3 days
every 13 may
every last day
every 2nd monday
Notice the second to the last example. I assumed it would work with "every first day" also.
I will change my syntax to every 1, though.
Thank you for your feedback, we will consider updating our help pages in the future.
Please note that the only reason why we support "every last day" is because different months have different amounts of days so it's impossible to use "every 31" while the first day can always be set to "ev 1", but again - we'll consider adding support for more dates.
There is definitely a bug with your dates. I had two repeating events end up with 2014 due dates. I used "every last day" and my task for 12/31/12 was due 12/31/14. It worked every month for the past few months but screwed up at the end of the year. Also, I use "every Monday" for another task and my task due this past Monday, 12/31, was showing as due 12/31/14. That also worked every Monday for the past few months.
Today (1/1/13) I have fixed my due dates to "every Monday" and "every last day" and they are now set correctly, but something went wrong on 12/31/12.
My guess is that it is something about 12/31. Both of my problem tasks ended should have been scheduled for 12/31/12 but were set to 12/31/14. Probably can't be reproduced unless it will become an issue on 12/31/13 (getting set to 12/31/15).
I mark the tasks complete through either the web or iPhone app (not 3rd party).
jamie on Jan 15, 2013 - 15:52
I'm trying to figure out the repeating dates as well. I tried to enter "every 2nd Thursday" today on Jan 15th. Instead of being due on the 17th and then every 2nd week after, it starts on Feb 14th!!!? What?
I really appreciate the ability to set a recurring task as 'every last weekday' - which works great for job related tasks. That way I am not getting notice of a task on a Saturday if the last day of the month happens to fall on a weekend.
I just wish I could do the same for the beginning of the month. I would love to be able to input 'every first weekday', but that doesn't work. I can input 'every first day' but that will sometimes fall on a weekend.