Automatic start date/due date based on start date, due date, or duration
A lot of my tasks I know the start date and how long they will take (for example construction/shipping items). Right now I have to set a start date and then calculate the date the task will finish, instead of saying start on x day and go for 45 days.
I've seen several posts that this missing feature is a deal breaker for them. I like ClickUp more than other solutions I've found but this is a deal breaker for me too. It's so clunky when you are trying to setup up gantt charts with a task that takes a certain amount of time. This hasn't been implemented in almost 3 years so I can't trust comments from ClickUp like, "it is something that we're actively researching."
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End date quick set based on time from start date
Currently we have some quick options drop down menu [Today, Tomorrow, Next Week, 2 Weeks...]
But it would be good to be able to set a task duration for a given amount of time -- especially on Gantt view.
Right now for instance if their is a task start date in the future and you click "2 weeks" it brings the task to start in 2 weeks. Ideally there would be an option to set the duration X weeks from start date
Thanks for the feedback!
yes please! And to have dependencies set X days after precursor. Automatically update if precursor date moves.
It would be nice to also calculate upon working days. Example 10 days could mean 2 weeks if the company is closed during weekends
Please add this feature!
Agree with Amanda - "commenting to bump - this is so so so necessary.. i'm glad it's planned, but this is so basic that I hope it moves towards the top of the list, and soon!"
Agreed, this is such an obviously basic feature that I am shocked this is not implemented. Simply to set a date custom field to be X days from another date custom field. Why are we suggesting this and it's not already in? Crazy
Rayyan Taufiq: and not even the ability to get a day, date, time NOW. to put along side any notation - eg. phone call - (inserted). something important happened. (inserted - date, time). someone turned up, to record that time. again. All can be done with just a slash, (key short code) key and thats it. In my case with below i use "//dd"" thats it.
There just needs a date (customisable if need, with a time insert also) just like magical extension does perfectly.
Echoing others that this is a deal breaker in a search for a PM solution. Cannot use negative numbers in WORKDAY formula, cannot use partial numbers in EDATE formula, and cannot use Automations to adjust a due date based on a number of negative days.
The fact that this basic feature (or a workaround) request (and similar requests) are over 4 years old is mind boggling.
Any idea of an implementation timeframe?
Brandon Tabbert: While I don't have exact timing for scheduling by duration, it is something that we're actively researching and discussing. We know it's essential for project planning and quickly editing dates, so we want to make sure we have the best UX solution and technical implementation so that it works super fast for large projects too.
Our latest thinking is to create a dedicated feature to handle scheduling by duration that would also account for customized working days. This means you would not need to write additional formulas to calculate the desired value. Simply add the two of the three values, and the third one will be calculated. For example, fill in the due date and duration and the system will know the start date.
So in this example, you would simply reduce the duration by a number. Would that fulfill your use case or would you still need a formula?
Can you also provide more detail on how you would like to use working days?
Brian Shen: I like your latest thinking - In the first iteration of this feature this would already solve it for most people i would think. Filling out two values and the third one is calculated accordingly.
the next step would be to somehow link the duration with an clickup internal holiday/time-off calendar to schedule tasks properly when assigned to people.
Lukas Moser: Yes, we are also thinking about that for a future phase. Taking a phased approach here will help us get things out to you faster as well so you can get incremental value.
Quick question here: When you're thinking about holiday/time off, are you thinking about setting it at the user level, project level, or something else? More detail there will be helpful as we spec it out.
Brian Shen: This is an interesting question. I think for most users the ability to add time off / holidays / and set working days (a lot of our employees don't work 5 days a week) at the user level would be most beneficial. In projects we may be able to find workarounds if needed.
commenting to bump - this is so so so necessary.. i'm glad it's planned, but this is
sobasic that I hope it moves towards the top of the list, and soon!