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Scheduling a Task

Table 9. Availability - Legacy plans


All users (except collaborators) on all account types can schedule tasks. You can schedule tasks when creating them and any time later on.

Schedule a task from Item View


From Item View, you can change the task dates by clicking the Date 1 button.

Set the Start date 2 and Due date 3 for your task and/or specify the duration in hours, minutes, or days to build a more precise schedule.


If you change the duration of the task the due date is shifted according to the changes you've made.

The predefined date options — today and tomorrow — support quick action choices. Click them to set the date and close the date picker.


When you schedule a task, note that the Working days only 4 option is checked by default, meaning that only all weekdays are counted when calculating the end date of a task, based on its duration and start date. If you want weekends to be included in the calculation of the end date, please deselect the Working days only option.

Click the Clear dates 5 option to deselect dates in the Start date and Due date fields.

Users on Business Plus accounts and up (as well as on the legacy Wrike for Professional Services and Wrike Resource accounts) can enable effort for the task from the date picker.

Schedule a task from Table view

  1. Navigate to a folder, project, or space where the task is located.

  2. Switch to Table view 6.

  3. Make sure that you see the Start date 7 and Due date 8 columns.

  4. Locate the task in the list and double-click the cell in the Start date/Due date column.

  5. Select the date in the date picker that opens.

  6. Click anywhere outside the date picker to save changes.

Schedule a task in Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart is available to all users on all paid accounts.

From the timeline

  1. Navigate to a folder, project, or space where the task is located.

  2. Switch to Gantt Chart 9.

  3. If the task is not yet scheduled it appears at the bottom of the timeline. Click and drag it to the needed dates.

  4. Release your mouse to schedule the task.


You can reschedule tasks the same way by dragging and dropping them on the timeline.

From the table

  1. Locate the task in the table.

  2. Click the cell in the Start date/Due date 10 column.

  3. Select the new date from the date picker.

  4. Click anywhere outside the date picker to save changes.


Where else can I schedule tasks?

You can do so from Workload charts and Calendars.

The "Working days only" option is enabled on the task date picker by default. Is it possible to customize this option on an account or project level?

Account admins can create a custom work schedule with a 7-day workweek and assign it to users to work around the default setting.