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    McKenzie Lawton

    I upvote this as well. 

    Also, I noticed that when you pin a recurring task to My Work, the subsequent tasks don't automatically pin. I always want these to show up in My Work, so having to do it every individual task is an annoyance.

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    Stephen

    Hi guys, when you set up the recurrent task the option is available to see a certain amount up front at any given time. Take a look below and let me know if this helps ๐Ÿ‘

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    Aaron Pinto

    We have been trying this by setting a weekly recurring task with "create upfront" set to 4. The idea is to have 1 month (4 weeks) of tasks always visible so that we can allocate time in advance properly. However, once those first 4 "create upfront" tasks are completed, they are gone. The remaining recurring tasks only generate the day before they are due (awfully short notice). 

    Ideally, if you had "create upfront" set to 4, Wrike would auto-generate the next one in the chain as the one at the front was completed. Always keeping 4 tasks open and creating the buffer we are trying to achieve. This seems like the way it SHOULD work but doesn't. Are we missing something?

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    Sid Maheshwari

    i agree with Aaron Pinto.  i would expect the number of tasks that are created "upfront" to remain constant even as you complete tasks.  so if you ask to create 4 recurring tasks upfront, when you mark the first one as completed another automatically appears at the end so that there are still 4 recurring incomplete tasks on the calendar.  if it didn't work this way, what would be the point of creating "upfront" other than being a short term solution?

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    Sam Leirsch

    Wrike team, have there been any updates on this? I'm finding this particularly challenging when trying to manage the team's forecasted time in the Workload tab. We have daily scrums, as well as weekly client meetings that I need to account for in my team's resourcing and having only the tasks showing for Today and Tomorrow in a recurring set isn't very helpful for managing these forecasts. 

    Thanks!

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    Robin Goody

    Similarly, our team uses recurring tasks for weekly meetings and we would like to be able to add topics to the meeting agenda as soon as the prior meeting is marked as complete. Can we set up the recurring task to be created as soon as the prior task is marked complete but continue with the due date set for the regular weekly schedule?

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    Renee Clay

    I am having the same issue. Selecting "Create Upfront" does not give visibility to future recurrences. Wrike team, can you please make this possible as soon as possible? Or let us know what we are missing here?

     

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    Lisa

    Hey guys, thanks for sharing your feedback here. For now it works as Stephen described - you can create a number of tasks upfront, but it's not possible to set it so that a new task is created when the one prior to it is marked "completed". Your feedback on this is passed to our Product team and I'll get back to you here when I have news. Thanks!

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    Jessie Rustici-Jones

    For some reason, I can not get any recurring tasks to show up on my timeline.  What am I doing wrong? 

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    Lisa

    @Jessie Hey, happy to see you on the Community ๐Ÿ™‚ Recurring tasks that are created upfront should be visible on the Gantt Chart. I can see that those tasks occur once a month, so maybe you can move forward to see them:

    Please let me know if that helps ๐Ÿ‘

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    Jessie Rustici-Jones

    It showed up a few minutes after I made that comment.  I guess I just wasn't patient enough.  It seems to be working now!

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    Lisa

    @Jessie glad to hear that ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any other questions, you know what to do ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    Jason Pontius

    I completely agree with some of these comments that if you choose Create Upfront for say 4 iterations, it should always maintain the upcoming 4 tasks. We have some recurring tasks that hit every 2 weeks, but we have no insight into them until the pop up right before they are due. We would much prefer to have foresight into the upcoming recurring tasks, having them always show the next 4 tasks, or whatever the quantity chosen is.

    Without this, the tasks don't show up which makes recurrence almost useless. If you create a single task, you see it in the project and on the schedule. But if you create a recurrent task, it doesn't show up until it is due. This is not helpful. You can't see or plan for tasks that don't show up.

    At the very least, the next task should show up as soon as the current one is completed so you always see the next one that is due.

    Please consider modifying this behavior to be more useful.

     

    Thank you.

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    Lizzie Adams

    I agree with these comments as well - I either want to specify the # instances that should be created at any one point in time (rather than just the beginning) or the # days ahead of time the new instance should be created. Either would be fine and would make recurring tasks much more useful. 

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    Hugh

    Hey everyone, thank you for all of the feedback here! It's been passed on to the Product team.

    I don't have an update for you at the moment in regards to the status of this suggestion. If anything changes, I'll be sure to let you know.

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    Heather Borders

    I set up a recurring event (10 weekly meetings) and see it within Wrike, but I only see the first event/meeting in my google calendar, not the last 9. Any thoughts?

    Thank you!

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    Jason Pontius

    Heather Borders  Recurring tasks only get created just before the next event, so you will only see the next instance of the task in your calendar.

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    Tonya Murphy

    1) I am using the maximum upfront tasks of 60 events so that I can see as far ahead as the program will let me. Once event #1 has occurred, a new occurrence #60 is automatically created to keep it going, which is good. What I don't like is now any further creation of this occurrence is being "piecemealed" into my inbox.  I don't need to be notified that I've been assigned to event that is going to happen way down the road...the recurrence is for my long-term visibility, not immediate attention.  Is there something to this I can do differently? 

    2) Can a recurring task be set to automatically change status to complete once the date has passed?

    3) Can the recurring task be not associated with "weekly, monthly, etc" but instead always having one "open"...so that a a new one will generate  once one has been marked complete?  For example, if the task represents an inventory item that needs to be reordered, can a new one generate after marking as ordered...without a deadline or more occurrence being created until that one is done?

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