Do you use task templates and need to update your task and subtasks' dates?
Rather than changing every subtasks' dates manually, you can remap them when you apply your template.
The subtasks' dates will be increased (or decreased) relative to the change you make to the parent task's due date.
Before we begin...
Here are a few important details to note before we get started:
The parent task's start date will not be adjusted
Remapping subtasks dates only applies to subtasks included in the task template
At this time, you can't remap dates when creating a task from a template using the
+Taskquick create option
Now that we've got those details covered, let's begin!
How does it work?
We'll use an example to demonstrate!
Step 1: Create a task template
You will need to have a task template created that includes at least one subtask to remap its dates.
Create a parent task with a due date of July 10
Add two subtasks with start and due dates:
Subtask 1 start date: July 1
Subtask 1 due date: July 6
Subtask 2 start date: July 5
Subtask 2 due date: July 10
Save the parent task as a task template including the start date, due date, and subtasks
Note: Check out this Doc to learn more about creating templates!
Now that we have a template with subtasks available for use, let's apply the template and remap the subtasks' dates!
Step 2: Apply your task template
As you apply your task template, you'll have the opportunity to remap subtask dates.
Create a new empty task, or open an existing task
Click on the task settings ellipsis
Browse Template Center and select an existing task template
Select the option to Remap Dates
Set the Parent Due Date to July 20
Click on Use Template to apply it to the task
The subtask due dates will be adjusted accordingly:
Subtask 1 start date: July 11
Subtask 1 due date: July 16
Subtask 2 start date: July 15
Subtask 2 due date: July 20
The parent task due date was moved 10 days into the future, so both subtasks will also be adjusted 10 days into the future!
As you can see, we've made remapping subtask dates easy. It's as simple as setting the parent task due date when applying your task template! 🎉
Learn more about using task templates here.
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