Workaround for ordering tasks?
Hi all. I've seen the chatter about the inability to re-order tasks within an item. I'm just wondering what people have come up with as a work-around? I have a set of tasks that are generated based on multiple choice options selected in a category above. Depending on what is selected, the items need to be done in a certain order. I've had a few ideas and I am seeking feedback on them, and any other ideas people have come up with.
-Manually subtract a few hours from the due date per task so that they sort in order (can't adjust hours via workflow, I don't think?)
-Have the workflow name the tasks 00-task name, 10-task name, 20-task name, etc., leaving room in between for any manual tasks created later. Wouldn't be in order but could at least be visually analyzed.
-Have the workflow create the tasks in a task app and give each task a number incremented by ten (as above). Problem with this is I would need to be able to sort by two things- the item in the initial app and then the number (so all tasks for a specific item are together). I guess I could create a calc field that concatenates the item name and the number.
Any thoughts? Anything that has worked well for others?
I mean there's not a way to adjust the TIME of the due dates in the workflow. I'm using the app to track client requests which may be due a day or two from when they're requested, so I would need each task to go back an hour or so from the due time.
Do you know if I can create a calculation field that kicks out a date that also gets pushed to the calendar? How would you suggest creating an order number? Thanks!
yes that's possible. The calculation field has to be in date format (the other formats are text and number). Take a fresh calculation, do your date calculation and parse the result to date format like
You can also pull a date from a date field in a nother app with @max of date or @min of date - then you don't need .toDate(). In the left side of the calculation field is a little arrow. Click it and select "Show in Calendars".
For a suggestion how to create an order number I know to less about your workflows and your app setup. If you can share some more details maye I can make a suggestion. As I understand: You have an app A with a multi choice field. Someone selects options and then? Should there be created tasks in an App B and should that always be the same app B for all items in App A (means: are all tasks for all App A-items collected in one App B or will there be multiple Apps with tasks)? Or isn't it necessary to create task items but to show a list of tasks (which are predefined and only their order changes depending on the selected items).
Use Case: I use the same app item every day and have a workflow create a new task that is due the same day the task is created.
The issue is that the Tasks are displayed most current task at the BOTTOM of the list of other tasks. I want them to be display the most current Task listed at the TOP of my Task list.
So the Wed Jan 13th 2016 Task is ABOVE the task from Tuesday Jan 12th 2016 which is ABOVE the Task from Monday Jan 11th 2016 etc etc.
Any ideas are appreciated.
This is how the tasks are showing now and I open tasks to be ABOVE the closed Tasks.
I have the same problem as Marc - I need to display tasks in reverse order - newest task on top of the list. What if I used a calculation field to reverse the date format: 1/13/2016 becomes something like 2016.13.1. Could I sort on the calculated field with the highest-value number on top?
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