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Repeat task due date based on last completed date

Is it possible (or are there plans to make possible) to have a repeating tasks due date established based on the date the task was last completed. Here is my example:

I want to replace my A/C filter every 90 days (3 months). If I don't get to the replacement for 3 1/2 months, I would like the new 3 month due date clock to begin when the task was actually completed not 30 days from when it was supposed to be completed.

Thank you,

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 19:38 UTC

Hello Daniel,

That's already possible. There are two different prefixes for recurring tasks - "every" and "after" so if you'd use the standard "every 30 days" option, this would make it recurring based on the "supposed" completion/recurrence.

However, if you set the task to "after 30 days", the next occurrence will always be 30 days after the date you actually check off the task - that's what you're looking for.


Best regards,
David

Daniel Miller  premium
Replied on Jun 18, 2014 - 20:44 UTC

Perfect. Was not aware how this worked. Thank you.


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> Hello Daniel,
>
> That's already possible. There are two different prefixes for recurring
> tasks - "every" and "after" so if you'd use the standard "every 30 days"
> option, this would make it recurring based on the "supposed"
> completion/recurrence.
>
> However, if you set the task to "after 30 days", the next occurrence will
> always be 30 days after the date you actually check off the task - that's
> what you're looking for.
>
>
> Best regards,
> David
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David Baginski  premium
Replied on Nov 15, 2014 - 05:52 UTC

I have a task scheduled for "every day at 9AM". Today, I finished it after midnight -- running a bit behind I guess -- and clicked it done. Unexpectedly, the task is now scheduled for tomorrow at 9AM instead of today at 9AM. I could see if 9AM had already passed today that this might happen, but it is 1AM and should not have skipped today. Is this expected? Can I avoid this for my recurring tasks that need to happen everyday?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 15, 2014 - 06:06 UTC

David,

The only way to avoid it is to complete it before the next day, or use a postpone feature and choose Today.


Regards,
Brendon