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Postponed tasks that are due every 2nd specific weekday are resetting for two weeks out

MJ

Postponed tasks that are due every 2nd specific weekday are resetting to next month instead of the next occurrence. What can I do to reset to the next occurrence?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 09:54

Hello Michael,

Thank you very much for your report, I have forwarded it to the developers.

For now, as a workaround, you could use the following date format:

every 14 days starting monday


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 10:01

Michael,

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, the due date format you're referring to sets the date differently than the workaround provided.

Unfortunately, we can't reproduce this issue right now. Could you please clarify the exact steps to reproduce it? For example:
- Is the postponed task overdue?
- On what view does this issue occur (in 7 days view, within a project or anywhere)?

So far, each attempt to reproduce it has moved the task correctly to the next 2nd Monday in the next month (as it supposed to).


Best regards,
David

MJ
Michael Jones premium
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 10:39

I want to set the task to recur every other Monday. Using the help page 'Inserting dates ...' I came up with "every 2nd Monday". The help page does not list "every 14 days ... " as an option.

Reading your note, I can see that I misunderstood how the entry would work. The postponed task is moving to the 2nd Monday of the next month instead of the Monday 2 weeks, or 14 days, from the due date. I have several tasks recurring every other week for specific days of the week, so will change the due date description to "every 14 days ..."

You may want to add this description to your help page; I am probably not the only user who needs to schedule tasks for every other week on a specific day.

Also, I just saw a description on the help page of "every other day", so would the description "every other Monday" work the same as "every 14 days ..." ?

Thanks - Michael Jones

David Trey staff
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 11:05

Michael,

The "every x days" format is documented on the help page. It's in the middle of the "Recurring dates" table and we've used "ev 3 days" as an example (these examples can all be changed and you can change the amount of days as you wish - "every 20 days" or "every 14 days" will work in the same way).

As for the "every other day" formula - unfortunately, it won't work with a specific day of the week and it's different than the "every x days" formula. "Every other day" will always postpone the task by 2 days so it's the same as "every 2 days".


Best regards,
David