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Why does my "7 days, overdue" view have some past-due tasks at the bottom?


(Yes, I'm behind on my tasks.)

My view starts with "4 Days Ago" then runs through 7 days out. BUT at the bottom of the list I'm finding my "6 Days Ago" and older sections.

I've cleared my cache but this is still happening.

Any ideas how to get things to show properly sorted?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2011 - 12:31 UTC

Hello Ramanuj,

this is how it's supposed to be.

Basically, whenever you include "overdue" in a search, it shows all overdue tasks split into -5 to -1 days, then you'll get the other search result and at the end you'll see tasks overdue by -6 and more days.

For example, looking for "priority 1, 3 days, overdue", you'd get:
- -5 to -1 days
- priority 1
- +1 to +3 days
- -6 days and older

This way, if you have a long overdue list going on for many weeks, if you would then look for current tasks, they would end up somewhere on the bottom of the list, so you'd have to scroll down to see them and might miss them.

Still, if you'd like to see a completely chronological order of displaying overdue tasks, please cast a vote for this suggestion in our Votebox:

Best regards,

Ramanuj Basu
Replied on Aug 01, 2011 - 12:37 UTC

Oh. That makes some sense but wasn't intuitive and felt like a bug. May vote on that chrono order, but not yet ... I'll work this way with my new knowledge.

Is there currently a query which will force tasks to appear in strict chrono order? I see that "overdue" gets me all overdue tasks in newest-to-oldest order. Anything else?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 01, 2011 - 13:17 UTC

If you search for any amount of days, you'll get a result sorted chronologically.

Overdue is the only query that behaves this way and shows only up to 5 days chronologically and splits the rest on the bottom of the page. You can't force it to push the oldest overdue tasks on top of the list.

Best regards,