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I would like it that the parameters I give to the custom view are respected in the order I give them. For instance, if I select overdue, 7 days, I would like the overdue to precede the 7 days in the home page view.

I've had some funny issues with "view all" and "od", having it "insert" the "od" tasks in the middle of the "view all" list, for instance.

I would also like to order something like: -5 days, today, +5 days, and have a 11 day span with today in the middle, for instance.

Thanks in advance,

Diogo

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 18, 2013 - 16:03

Hello Diogo,

The order of the syntax should be maintained. The only "exception" is the "overdue" query which we split in two parts:
- tasks overdue -5 to -1 day
- custom queries
- tasks overdue -6 or more days
so you can still see some tasks that are only recently overdue and catch up to them and yet still see the today view which won't be at the very bottom in case you have many overdue tasks.

That said, if you use such query, for example:

od, tod, p1, tom, p3, +4

Then if you don't have tasks overdue by more than 5 days, you will see the results in the exact same order as you use in the query. If you do have tasks overdue by more than 5 days, you'll see:
-5 days
-4 days
-3 days
-2 days
yesterday
tod
priority 1
tomorrow
priority 3
4 days from now
-6 days
-7 days

and so on.


Best regards,
David

DB
Diogo Barreto premium
Replied on Jan 18, 2013 - 17:22

David,

I understand what you're saying, but there is some bug when I choose the option view all and "od". In that case, it just puts the "od" in between my second project in the view all category. For instance, i would like to choose "3 days, od, view all" and the result is strange.

Thanks,

Diogo

David Trey staff
Replied on Jan 19, 2013 - 06:44

Diogo,

Thank you for clarifying. Indeed, the viewall query combined with overdue shows the first project between the -5 to -1 and -6+ results.

The query viewall might not have been designed primarily to be used in combination with any other query as it already displays every single task on your account across all projects and any other query you add to it will repeat these tasks. We'll look into this matter, but for now, please try to either use view all to see all tasks or other queries (or other than overdue).


Best regards,
David