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mcl33
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Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

Hi everyone,

 

can anyone help me with manipulating Todoist due dates?

 

Scenario is, that I am creating a task in Todoist with a specific due date (TASK A). This triggers the creation of new project (PROJECT A) and subsequently the creation of new tasks under this project (TASKS A.1, TASK A.2 etc.).

I need those tasks in PROJECT A to have several different due dates that depend on other due dates:

 

  • TASK A.1 has the same due date as the original task TASK A. Thats easy, I just use dynamic content and get the task due date from TASK A.
  • TASK A.2 however needs to be due 2 weeks after the due date of TASK A
  • TASK A.3 needs to be due the Friday after the due date of TASK A.3
  • ...

 

The list goes on with a several other tasks for which I need different due dates.

The date format seems to be Thu Nov 10 2016 12:36:31 +0000

 

Is there any way to do this with Flow?

What does the +0000 indicate?

 

Thank you,

Michael

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Re: Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

Hi Michael,

 

It seems that your scenario is not able to realize. I create a flow according to your description, but in the action create tasks under the customer project, I get an error message with “Invalid temporary id”. Below is a screenshot of my flow configuration:

Todoist flow.PNG

 

This flow failed from the action crate a task under the customer project.

Todoist error.PNG

 

About +0000, it should be a UTC Date and Time format, for more details please see this article for a reference:
https://www.utctime.net/

 

Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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mcl33
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Re: Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

Hi Mabel Mao,

You Flow failed because you selected the project name as the project ID.
If you click on' see more' on the right, you will be able to select the project ID and then the flow will work.
You will have to refer to the project ID in every new task that you create.

 

Flow.PNG

 

The flow itself is not my problem, it's running fine. It's just the due date that it'd like to manipulate.

 

Thanks for clarifying the +0000!

 

Michael 

 

mcl33
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Re: Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

By the way I don't get why there even is this 'see more' button.
It just hides the important stuff and because of it, people miss that there it's more options (same thing that happened to you here, and I didn't see it in the beginning until I searched for it).

I think this needs to be fixed,because it's just not intuitive. Especially it's for all other dynamic content it's not there, just for the Todoist new project
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Re: Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

Hi Mcl33,

 

Thanks for your reply. I recreate the flow according to your ideas. And the flow works, a new task can be created under the custom project. But when I try to use adddays function in the Task Due Date field, it seems that it doesn’t work. I will try again with the Due Date issue, and I will update you once I get a result.

 

About the “See More” button, I agree with you, and you could submit it on Flow Ideas Forum as an idea, I would also collect this idea from my side:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas


Best regards,
Mabel Mao

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mcl33
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Re: Todoist due date manipulation / Todoist date format

Hi Mabel Mao,

 

thank you for looking into this, it's much appreciated!

 

Thank you,

Michael

 

ps: here's the the idea that I posted. It's hard to explain the problem if you're not familiar with it, but I think it can easily be reproduced by creating the flow as described above.

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