Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing: I can’t set a start date on a task.
Steps to reproduce:
- Unlike the screenshot in the asana documentation (Start Dates and Start Times • Asana), the date picker field is specifically labelled “due date.”
- When I try to set a start date, it looks initially like it’s working, with the “start date” field in the calendar drop-down window populated (see Screenshot 1 in the image below; all screenshots are in the one image file).
- When I click “done,” the field reverts to just showing a due date (Screenshot 2).
- When I open the calendar drop-down back up, the start date field is empty (Screenshot 3).
Browser version: Firefox 72 on Windows 10
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Can you screenshot what it looks like when you have more dates selected? Assuming, you wanted to create a start date in March? Right now your screenshots show you are starting and stopping on the same date.
Actually, I did want Start and Due Date to match (alternatively, I don’t need a Due Date at all) because this particular task will not take a full day and should be started and completed on April 1st. I tested it out with more dates selected and it works fine.
As you’ve discovered, Asana doesn’t support having a start and due date be on the same day - if you enter it that way, Asana erases the start date and leaves the due date set to that day. That’s just the way they chose to have it work.
They chose to have it work so that tasks that only take one day to complete can’t be scheduled? That’s an interesting choice! Thanks for clarifying that it’s not a bug, though. I’ll head over to the feedback forum…
Just wanted to validate your frustration by saying that this is absolutely shit and will be the reason that I won’t be using Asana.
There’s a forum post about this from 2017, so I’m really surprised that Asana hasn’t cottoned onto this yet.