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"every month" = "every 30 days"?

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It seems "every month" is exactly "every 30 days". After May 10th, it will jump to June 9th, which seems not logical.

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David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 25, 2012 - 05:31

Ithinc,

unfortunately "every month" is not a supported date format as it doesn't specify what day of the month should the task occur.

Using "every 1" or "every 10" etc. is the only way to set up a monthly task and it will always jump to the same day next month. For the last day of the month, please use "every last day" or "ev lday".

You're welcome to add this suggestion to the Votebox as well.


Best regards,
David

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ithinc
Replied on Apr 25, 2012 - 05:51

We have "every 3 months starting 10 April", haven't we? Here "3 months" works exactly as "90 days". Is it intentional?

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 25, 2012 - 05:57

Ithinc,

indeed, I'm sorry this is a relatively new feature and you're absolutely right, it shouldn't skip a day for the 31 day months.

This is most likely related to the issue you've reported earlier today about the "every 31" date format.

We're very sorry for the inconvenience, I will pass this to the developers and it will be fixed soon as well.


Best regards,
David

Benjamin Collins premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2014 - 08:33

Was this ever fixed?

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Jake Shea premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 11:56

This is not fixed. I scheduled a task for "every month starting 1 March" and on completion it jumped 30 days to March 31 rather than to April 1.

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 12:43

Hello Jake,

Unfortunately, it's indeed not fixed yet, but for monthly recurring tasks, you can use "every 1" or "every 1 starting 1 Mar" and it will always work correctly.


Best regards,
David

JS
Jake Shea premium
Replied on Mar 03, 2014 - 14:37

Aha, "every 1" works great. Thanks!