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Task time can't be set correctly


I'm suddenly having a lot of trouble getting my task times set correctly. I've done this very successfully many times before.

My time zone setting is correct -- UTC - 7 for the US/Pacific Zone, but I've also tried UTC-7 for America/LosAngeles (it is currently DST here).

For example, I'm creating a repeating task with a reminder, by putting this into the date field:

ev 14 days starting May 2 @ 2100

Because I want to do this task at 9pm every two weeks on Thursday night.

However, when I click save, the time part of the display is set to 23:59.

I've tried changing the time to "@ 9pm", "@ 21:30", and "@ 9 am", and even just "@ 9", but it always gets changed to 23:59.

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Randolph Miller  premium
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 20:50 UTC


Try your parameter as [ev 14 days at 21:00 starting may 2]; I believe that you need the TIME before the DATE.

Best regards,
Randy Miller

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 21:34 UTC

Hi Alan,

Randolph is correct. If you enter "ev 14 days at 21:00 starting may 2" it will input the time correctly.

The other way is an issue, and I am able to reproduce this problem. I will pass this on to the developers.


Alan McBee
Replied on May 02, 2013 - 22:05 UTC

Okay, thanks for the workaround. I'll change my parameter.

This used to work. I discovered the problem when I was modifying an existing task that had a time set for 21:00 and I wanted to change it to 20:00, and it didn't "take."

Nayan Mujadiya  premium
Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 06:31 UTC

i think issue is using "@" versus "at".


Martyn Gilroy
Replied on Aug 01, 2013 - 12:48 UTC

Testing shows the use of "@" versus "at" makes no difference - if the time is after the date, it's set as 23:59; if before the date, it's set correctly :)