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Problems to search completed tasks

Hello team,
The search feature (searching for a word) is intermittent for completed tasks.

I can see all completed tasks via Karma or on each project folder, but if I do a search for
a specific word or phrase that is contained in a task already complete, sometimes it finds the task(s), sometimes don´t, even when clicking in the option to search in completed tasks.

Could you pls check it out?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Mar 21, 2014 - 18:52 UTC

Hello Wilmen,

When a task is completed, it can physically be moved to the list of completed tasks within its project and in addition to that, the completion event of this task gets logged on the "View All Completed" list which technically makes both these lists different.

If you enter a project, you can click on the circular icon at the bottom to see tasks physically stored as "completed" within this project. Using the "Task Actions" menu at the top, you can use a "Delete all completed" option. This will not affect the "View All Completed" log, but it will physically remove the tasks completed in this project. When that happens, you won;t be able to search for them as the search function only looks for these task and not for the entire completion log.

That said, did you use the "Delete completed" option? If not, is it possible that you've deleted or archived the project in which the task was completed?

Best regards,

Terry Chipperfield
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 15:00 UTC

I have the exact same issue.

I logged a request to say the item went missing after I completed it but now that I have seen this, I have checked via Karma "View All Completed" and sure enough the task is there.

So why is the search not finding some (maybe all) completed tasks?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 16:35 UTC


How many times have you clicked the "get completed" button within the project? As sometimes it may take a few of these to find all tasks.


wilmen.javier  premium
Replied on Mar 27, 2014 - 19:59 UTC

In my case, for those completed tasks that I can´t find searching by its name, it is because the tasks were in a folder that I have deleted, but I can still see those tasks on Karma