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Date Search Expressions
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TheFronz

Posted: Sep 07, 2008
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I'm trying to create a search that covers the following:

Any task with Start Date = NULL (i.e.empty)
AND
Any task with Start Date <= 30 days from now.

So what I'm trying to capture is:
1) Tasks I defined no start date for (which is most of my stuff)
2) Tasks I'm supposed to start in the next 30 days
3) Tasks already started (<= Today).

I've tried setting the search to include anything with a Start Date in the next 30 days OR the last 300. But that filters out everything with an undefined Start Date.

And I also wonder if TODAY is covered in the "next X days" or "last Y days" logic. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!


This message was edited Sep 07, 2008.
Jake

Toodledo Admin
Posted: Sep 07, 2008
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Try:

start date is in the next 30 days
OR
start date is in the last 1000 days
OR
start date is

Leave the last box blank to indicate that you want blank start dates.

Hope that helps.
InfoJeff

Posted: Sep 11, 2008
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By the way, I always add an additional rule to searches that says "Checked Off" is "no" so I do not see completed tasks.

So here is another way to do it that is more direct:

"Checked Off" is "no"
AND
"start date" is before "next 30 days"
OR
"start date" is

Leave the last box blank to indicate that you want blank start dates.
Gummi

Posted: Oct 02, 2008
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Just wanted to chime in with something I just found out. You can use the keywords "today" and "tomorrow" in start date search expressions. So for my purposes, to see my priority 3 items with a start date today or before that (my big rocks for the week) I use:

Priority is 3 Top
AND
Start Date is
OR
Start Date is before tomorrow
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