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Recurring tasks that stay recurring if the date for the current instance/recurrence is edited...


Right now if I have a recurring task that is overdue and I assign a new date to it, the recurrence goes away, rather than just creating a new task with the new date and having the recurring task show up at its next recurrence.

For instance, I have several tasks that are due on the last day of the month. Depending on how that day goes I may or may not get to all of them that day in addition to my other tasks. At the end of the day I look to see how many tasks are still due and try to spread them out over the coming week. Example: 3 recurring tasks left that are due at the end of the month - I may set one for the 2nd one for the 3rd and one for the 4th. However, I would still like all three to recur again at the end of this month. What I am finding is that once I change the dates (let's say, to the 2nd of the month) that changes the date of the recurring task and it just goes away when I mark it complete. Can you please fix this?

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Lauren premium
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 08:52

I encounter the same thing, and to muddy the waters a little further, I'd love the recurring to be able to be set as something like "1st day of every month," not necessarily "Every month starting Oct 1." Because then if I push the date back for any month, it recurs on the date it was completed, when it should still recur on the 1st regardless of previous completion.

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 09:08

Hello Lauren,

You can set up a task that will recur every first day of the month and not be moved to the incorrect day upon completion or postponing if you use the due date "every 1" or "ev 1".

Best regards,

Lauren premium
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 09:10

That works great. Thanks so much!

Volker Koch premium
Replied on Dec 30, 2013 - 04:36

I think that the issue with recurring tasks should be fixed soon. For me, it is much more important than getting, e.g., a calendar module.

It should also not be very difficult:

If a user changes the date of recurring tasks instance, the instance is deleted (not the whole series) and a single tasks is automatically created with the specified date.