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How can I create a filter that shows all tasks which are currently not assigned to anyone?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 08, 2014 - 22:08 UTC

Hello Andrew,

Please use this query:

!:to_others: & !:to_me:

It will exclude tasks you've assigned to others and ones assigned to you.

Alternatively, you could just use :to_me: to show all tasks that are either unassigned or assigned to you.


Best regards,
David

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Andrew Davis  premium
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 03:58 UTC

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Would be nice to see documentation for this on the filter help page, though. I'm sure there are many folks who would find it useful to know the 'bang' character is supported and works about like one would expect it to. It would also decrease the amount of people who have to contact support (like me) to find out. I'm surprised actually, that this is not a default filter. It's very useful for finding projects that need owners.

Cheers!

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Apr 09, 2014 - 04:41 UTC

Hi Andrew,

Here's a link that exactly does that https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering :-)

Regards,

Clyde

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Andrew Davis  premium
Replied on Apr 11, 2014 - 18:53 UTC

Hey, the filter recommended above works great on web. However, on android
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David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 11, 2014 - 22:22 UTC

Andrew,

Thank you for your report, I've passed it to the developers now.


Best regards,
David

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Ziad  premium
Replied on Jun 15, 2014 - 17:26 UTC

Dear David,

Actually :to_me: shows only tasks assigned to me, so how can i show tasks assigned to me and unassigned?

Ziad

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 15, 2014 - 17:31 UTC

H Ziad,

Try using "(:to me:), (!:to others:)" and see if gives you the task that you're looking for.

Regards,

Clyde

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Ziad  premium
Replied on Jun 16, 2014 - 11:39 UTC

It did. Thank you.However, there is a title in the middle of the list shown below:

-Assigned to others

that I don't undertand the relevance because underneath it I can find tasks assigned to me as well.

regards,
ziad