Can't reorganise task and subtasks

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Liviu Ionescu

27 Feb, 2015 12:09 PM

I finally managed to import CSV data from previous tools, but I'm having difficulties to reorder tasks/subtasks.

My initial hierarchy had only 2 levels (task/subtask) and since some of the old tasks were related, I tried to group them under a common parent, but some of the nodes cannot be moved as subtasks, although with some other I had no problems.

As far as my tests revealed, only leaf nodes in the hierarchy can be moved as children of another node (the cursor changes to Make subtask); for nodes that already have children, moving them only offers the Merge tasks option.

Is there a special trick that I'm missing, or a small bug that needs fixing?

Regards,

Liviu

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 27 Feb, 2015 12:38 PM

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    Hi Liviu,

    There is a limit to three levels of tasks. Or in other words, each top-level task can have a maximum of two levels of subtasks (top-level task -> child -> grandchild).

    Also, tasks that have its own timings cannot have subtasks

    Please consider the following scenario for example:

    You have got a task table that looks like this:

    Task A
    Child A1 Grandchild A11 Task B
    Child B1

    Now you are trying to drop Task B onto Child A1. It'll offer you to merge Task B and Child A1. But you cant make Task B a subtask of Child A1 because this would result in four levels of tasks.

    I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, let me know.

    Thank you,
    Niko

  2. 2 Posted by Liviu Ionescu on 27 Feb, 2015 01:17 PM

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    a limit to three levels of tasks

    ah, ok, this explains it, I was trying to create 4 levels.

    any reasonable explanation for this limitation? I don't think that technically there should be problems, hierarchies are hierarchies anyway, regardless the depth level.

  3. 3 Posted by Lars on 02 Mar, 2015 08:45 PM

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    +1

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