Search for numbers does not work
Search query of some number (sequence of digits) that definitely exists in one or more of my tasks receives no results at all.
Have you experienced this with more than one number sequence, or a combination or is it just the one? Can you please list the number sequence here if possible, at least how you have it posted.
Is it in the task name, or with the note?
I have experienced it with different occasions.
For example I have project "SW 2012 Installation" with task "Install SW 2012 on Michael's PC"
When I execute query 2012 - I receive string "Friday20 Dec" .
Another example: I have just created task "Test 5028". When I search for 5028 - I receive - "99 days agoMon 20 May"
I have no idea where "99 days agoMon 20 May" string comes from.
Thanks for the information. I have confirmed that searching for numbers does not seem to work. I will confirm with the developers if this is on purpose or if it's a bug.
We will of course resolve it as soon as possible if this is indeed a mistake.
If you query only a number, Todoist will understand it as a search for a day. If you type in "10", it will look for tasks due on September 10th (the next 10th of an upcoming month). Looking for 2012 will search for the 20th of December (20/12).
That said, if you want to look for a number that's within a task, you must use the "q:" syntax. If you type "q: 10" or "q: 2012" into the search box, then you will force Todoist to query the exact match within a task's name and override the default date-based shortcuts.
Hello Brendon and David
Thank you. From the beginning I suspected that todoist's search function interprets numbers as dates, but I couldn't find how can I change such behavior. I even tried to use different escape characters like quote marks (double and single) but it wasn't help.
And I couldn't manage to find particular instructions in help section.
I suggest it's worth to stronger emphasize this point in https://todoist.com/Help/timeQuery
Very helpful reply - thank you