Recurring Subtasks

When I set a recurring date for a parent task, the subtasks automatically recurs, even when I set a specific date for the subtasks. Any idea why it does that?

Thanks for your help!

Can you share a screenshot of what you see? I am a bit confused, I don’t believe the subtask dates would be affected by a recurrence on the parent task…

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Hi @Isha_Bongato, welcome to the Asana Community Forum :wave:t2:

If a recurring parent task has subtasks, these subtasks will also recur each time the new parent task is generated. Does this sound like what you’re experiencing?

Hi Bastien! Unfortunately, I don’t have a screenshot as the Parent task has been completed, but the subtasks under the parent tasks were affected and their “due dates” also recur instead of just ending on the specific date we assigned to them. Not sure why this happened though. I can try and recreate this issue and attach a screenshot.

Yes, that is exactly what happened. But should that happen even if we already dedicated a specific due date on the subtasks?

I am still unclear about the situation and without a screenshot that is hard to evaluate. BUT you should never ever have recurring subtasks in a recurring task: you’ll end up in what I call the recurring hell with tasks being created exponantially.

Hi Bastien,

I understand. If it helps, I have a screenshot of the sub-tasks that recurred (although please keep in mind that the parent task they were under has been completed)

Although when I tried to recreate the issue, the subtask I assigned to a colleague didn’t recur, so I am not sure why this happened in the first place. :frowning:

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I am betting all on a recurring parent task and inside recurring subtasks. Looks like both parent task and subtasks have the same name, are you sure you did not get confused and use recurring on both at one point?

Yes, the title of the parent task was “assign videos to watch at home” and the sub tasks were assigned to 5 individuals with the same sub task title which was Take Home Assignments Day (the number of day changing daily of course).

And yes, I am sure I have dedicated a specific date for the subtasks and didn’t use recurring dates for them.

Thanks for providing this additional info, @Isha_Bongato.

In this case, I’d suggest reaching out to our Support team as they have access to additional tools that we don’t have here on the Community team to be able to look into the tasks further for you.

I hope this helps!