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Batch edit (with L) edited multiple unselected tasks
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019
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I've seen this twice now in the Web Interface, and this second time it just cost me half an hour to undo the broken edits.

I haven't found out the pre-conditions to make it happen, unfortunately, and can't risk triggering it again... But it's serious enough that I'm reporting it without a full repro.

Using 'L' to select tasks, I selected about 4 tasks. None were sub-tasks, as far as I could tell.

I changed the start-date to 29 June, and when the screen was refreshed after applying the edit, I found that dozens of other un-selected tasks had had their start-date changed.

(I do understand that 'L' selects all sub-tasks in a task - but lots of unrelated tasks were changed, so I am confident it is not solely due to selection of related sub-tasks)

I'd backed up the tasks earlier today, but changed lots of other things since - so it was a very tedious task to use a programming differencing tool to identify all the incorrectly changed tasks, and manually revert back their start dates.
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