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Classic vs. Smart Calendar Layers

Table 127. Availability - Legacy plans


Regular and external users can create calendars and add layers to them.

Calendars in Wrike consist of layers that display tasks or projects according to filters and other parameters you set when you create them.

There are 2 types of layers in Wrike calendars, Smart and Classic. Each calendar can create both types of layer.

Classic layers

Classic layers contain manually added existing tasks or tasks that you create directly in the calendar.

Use a classic layer if:

  • Tasks you need to monitor are spread across multiple folders, projects, and spaces, and the bulk of tasks are not in any particular folder.

  • You only want to display certain tasks (and filters don’t help to specify these tasks).

Smart layers

Smart layers contain tasks or projects that are grouped together in the same folders, projects, or spaces. Filters can also be applied to specify the tasks your layer will contain. When creating a layer, you can specify if it should be task- or project-based and which items to include.


Projects are only displayed on calendars if they have a start and end date.

Smart layers are marked with a funnel icon in the left navigation panel.

Use a smart layer when:

  • Tasks you need to monitor are in the same folders/projects/spaces.

  • You want to apply filters and display tasks based on those filters.

  • Tasks should be automatically displayed based on the selected folder, project, or space and applied filters (vs. manually added).


How many layers can I have on one calendar?

You can overlay an unlimited number of classic calendar layers. However, you can have a maximum of 30 layers of task-based and project-based smart layers on the same view.