Recurring/repeating tasks

This isn’t a solution and shouldn’t be marked as such.
Regarding point 1, this is a messy solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist. The fix to this would be to allow status changes from a time period trigger.
This would mean you could mark an item as ‘Completed’ and then on the first of the month for example, change the status back to ‘To be completed’.
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This allows for you to have a job, mark specific parts as completed, complete the entire job for the month and then have it reset so the same item can be used next month. It works for now but is far more clunky and uses more automations than I would like.

This is all we need until a proper recurring tasks option can be made available?

I agree with the folx on this chat that the workarounds are not viable - certainly not for the number of client and client boards we have at our company. We’re probably going to leave Monday over this, which is sad because I like so many things about this platform and their customer service is terrific. But recurring tasks should be a no-brainer core feature of a project management platform…that fact that it is not there and that it can only kinda sorta maybe be achieved through advanced workarounds is just staggering.

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Thanks so much Juliette! I think the recurring tasks is a big Value Add that should be integrated as many other competitors offer this in their specific OS. A client isn’t always looking forward to paying more just for an accessory functionality that is found basically everywhere else. Would love to see this prioritized as it will definitely help sell monday.com even more–especially since I think it’s one of the best tools out there :slight_smile:

Not a fix. But toggle enabled item that generates a new task (could be in group or board) while enabled. This would work best on a board that controls admin task or functionality.

I have found that using a single control board helps reduce clutter and user input across multiple boards and the groups contained within. Hope it helps.

To echo someone above: these aren’t solutions and shouldn’t be marked as such. It’s either rely on a third party for basic functionality that competitors offer baked in, or implement a tedious workaround that mostly gets the job done with a significant time penalty at scale - not great options.

Is any update available given that this request was made in 2020?

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Hi Monday.com, would you be against the the idea of modelling your recurring tasks feature after Asana? It takes less than 10 seconds for me to create a recurring task.

Thanks, Rory

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Adding to the chorus: in addition to the current workarounds being inadequate, the Adaptavist addon is hardly better. If I want to have an infinitely recurring task, the answer is to pre-create thousands of rows? And then if something needs to change about the task, I have to edit and/or delete all those rows? No thank you!

In addition, there should be an option to push a date to today plus x days/weeks/etc. If a recurring task is overdue, having the date push to a new due date that’s still in the past isn’t useful!

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Currently doing with automation. But would be nice if more straightforward way to do without automation. Seems like basic functionality.

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I’m seconding the request to be able to pick a specific date for yearly repeating tasks. There are things I would like to occur yearly that aren’t January 1. What would be a workaround for this until this feature is rolled out?

The app linked to in the marketplace does not do what this feature requires, because it does not allow you to create an infinitely recurring/repeating task. Instead, it just autogenerates a bunch of tasks for you, which caps out at 65, and then also fills up a board.

Please, Monday, for the love of god, make this a feature. This makes monday.com almost unusable for certain things.

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Can I add my vote for recurring tasks please. Specifically our requirement is around duplicating boards on a custom date basis relating to recurring tasks on an ongoing project.

We are considering Monday.com over Clickup due its lack of EU data processing but workarounds such like this… I hate it and don’t want to use it. Functionality which seems to be a standard, can be easy and user friendly is a nightmare. Shame. Hopefully it will land on a roadmap. It’s a must.

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Hi Everyone,

I checked in with the product managers and at the moment we still do not have plans to develop this. Adaptavist created an app in monday app marketplace, which allows you to create recurring/repeating tasks in your monday.com boards. We understand that they don’t always perfectly match your use case and needs, but hope these solutions can help in the meantime.

If you have any more suggestions for this app or on the request, please share it with us as well. If there are any more changes, I will make sure to keep you update!

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I’m not sure this is the perfect solution for you, but I have one board with recurring tasks (some monthly, some every 3 months etc)
I have labeled the tasks by “time repeating” like monthly, every 2 months etc)
I’ve made this automation:
When date arrive, and only if “time reapeting” is “monthly”, duplicate with updates the item and push date by 1 month, and then set status as “new”

I chose to keep the updates because I want to see history.

If you have few types of tasks, you can make an authomation “every time period create item” and then you manually set up what you want to be written in the task.

Hope it helped!

Hi Everyone,

I checked in with the product managers and at the moment we still do not have plans to develop this. Adaptavist created an app in monday app marketplace, which allows you to create recurring/repeating tasks in your monday.com boards. Check it out! We understand that they don’t always perfectly match your use case and needs, but hope these solutions can help in the meantime.

If you have any more suggestions for this app or on the request, please share it with us as well. If there are any more changes, I will make sure to keep you update!

How can such a monumental feature isn’t on the road map FOR 4 YEARS?!

i love monday but this apple approach is so bitter

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