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ZeroFill 2009-03-17 11:53 AM

Action Groups counted as "Due"
 
Hi All,

Sorry if this was already asked but wasn't sure of the right terms to search for (didn't come up with anything)...anyways, I was wondering if there's a way to prevent a parent action group from being counted as a remaining task to complete.

Ex:
Project: Create e-commerce site

Actions:
[] Find Host
-->[] PCI Compliant
-->[] Unlimited hosts
[] Find e-commerce app

If the due dates for all of them are today, it would say I have 4 things to finish. Shouldn't it be just 3 because "Find Host" would be complete once the two children actions are completed?

Thanks

Hope 2009-03-27 02:10 PM

Yeah, this has been bothering me as well. I've submitted feedback to that effect.

whpalmer4 2009-03-27 05:14 PM

[QUOTE=ZeroFill;56958]
Actions:
[] Find Host
-->[] PCI Compliant
-->[] Unlimited hosts
[] Find e-commerce app

If the due dates for all of them are today, it would say I have 4 things to finish. Shouldn't it be just 3 because "Find Host" would be complete once the two children actions are completed?
[/QUOTE]

That's a point over which reasonable people might disagree. Particularly if you don't have the "when completing the last item mark the project or group complete" option set for that "Find Host" action group...it may simply be that you've completed all the actions that you've so far thought to include.

Hope 2009-03-28 12:47 AM

[QUOTE=whpalmer4;57489]That's a point over which reasonable people might disagree. Particularly if you don't have the "when completing the last item mark the project or group complete" option set for that "Find Host" action group...it may simply be that you've completed all the actions that you've so far thought to include.[/QUOTE]

I knew there was a setting related to that somewhere! So, it seems reasonable that if an action group is set to complete when the last item is completed, then the group should not count as a separate "due" item. Currently (OF 1.6.1 sneaky peak) the action group does count in either case.

whpalmer4 2009-03-28 04:24 AM

Send in your feature request with Help->Send Feedback or email to [email]omnifocus@omnigroup.com[/email].

I agree that the current behavior does inflate the count a bit, but if you have that option checked on the action group or project, it will decrement the count by 2 when you check off the final item. Also, it appears (at least from a cursory glance at my database) that action groups and projects are [b]not[/b] counted in the counts in Context mode, only the actions themselves. I spend my time in Project mode predominantly on planning new projects or doing my reviews, and neither of those make much, if any, use of the overdue/due soon count. Your mileage may vary, of course.


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