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Make a Task Recurrent

Regular and External Users on all account types can make tasks recurrent.

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Overview

When you make a task recurrent, Wrike automatically creates duplicates of that task according to your settings. You can set:

  • How often a task should be created.
  • Date the recurrence should end by or how many tasks should be created in the sequence.
  • How many tasks should exist at a time.

Important Information

  • Recurrent tasks are marked by a circular arrow icon on the List view.
  • When you make a task recurrent, its subtasks are not included in the recurrence.
  • To make a task recurrent, it must be tagged in at least one folder or project.
  • You can have recurrences which repeat as many as 999 times. Create a maximum of 60 tasks upfront.
  • If a user who created a recurrence sequence is removed from the account or downgraded to a collaborator, the recurrence is stopped (no new tasks are created in the sequence).

How Recurrent Tasks Work

  • The original task is the first task in the sequence. Recurrent tasks have the same status as the original task and their titles are based on the first task’s title. The recurrent task's start date is added to its title.
  • By choosing to create tasks upfront, you specify how many tasks you want to have in the workspace at a time until the recurrence ends. If you choose not to create any tasks upfront, Wrike will be creating recurrent tasks one by one.
  • Each next task in the recurrence sequence is created automatically, just before its start date.
  • If 15 consecutive tasks in the sequence aren't modified (i.e. the description is not changed, no comments are added, etc.) the recurrence is paused and no new tasks are created unless you manually resume the recurrence.

Make a Task Recurrent

  1. Open a task in the Task view.
  2. Click the task’s three-dot menu button in its upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select “Make recurrent”.
  4. Use the pop-up that appears to specify:
    • How often the recurrence should occur 1
    • When the recurrence should start 2
    • When the recurrence should end (either on a specific date 3 or after “x” occurrences 4)*
    • How many tasks should be created upfront 5
  5. Click “Save”. 6

The recurrence is created.

*To specify an end date 3 uncheck the box next to “Limit to”. 4

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Edit a Recurrence

  1. Open any task which is part of the recurrence.
  2. Click on the task’s three-dot menu button in its upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select “Edit recurrence”.
  4. From the pop-up you can:
    • Edit the frequency settings section 1 for all tasks in a recurrence
    • Rename the tasks 2
    • Add or remove the tasks from folders or projects 3
    • Edit assignees 4, the task’s duration 5, importance 6, and who the tasks are shared with 7
    • Double click in the task’s description to edit the description for all tasks in the recurrence 8
  5. Click “Save”. 9

Please note, you can edit an individual task by selecting the task you would like to edit and making changes to the individual task as you normally would. The rest of the tasks in the recurrence are not affected.

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Resume a Recurrence

  1. Open any task which is part of the recurrence.
  2. Click on the task’s menu button in its upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select “Edit recurrence”.
  4. Click “Resume” at the top of the pop-up.

Delete a Recurrence

  1. Open any task which is part of the recurrence.
  2. Click on the task’s menu button in its upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select “Edit recurrence” from the dropdown menu that appears.
  4. Click “Delete” at the bottom of the pop-up that appears.

New recurrent tasks will no longer be created and all tasks in the recurrence sequence that were not manually edited are deleted.

More Resources

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