Feature #37568

It should be possible to set a due date on a subtask without affecting the parent task

Added by Stefan Mark about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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When setting a due date on a subtask, the parent tasks due date is set to same date and cant be changed later.

I could understand the other way round, but just because a tasks subtask should be done tomorrow, it should not means that the parent task has to be done tomorrow. The other way round maybe.

Note: this might also be Bug, but i am not sure.

Redmine 5, ruby 2.7, mariadb 10 (mysql)

Thanks :)


#1 Updated by Mischa The Evil about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs feedback
  • Resolution set to Invalid

Starting with Redmine 3.1.0 there is a dedicated setting that provides the administrator the ability to configure this behavior (i.e. let parent issues have start- and due dates that are independent of their subtasks) at the instance level (see #5490#note-91).
It can be found as:
"Administration" > "Settings" > "Issue tracking" > "Parent tasks attributes" > "Start date / Due date"

#2 Updated by Stefan Mark about 1 month ago

Oh no. So sorry! You are totally right. I had some bad communication, extracted the wrong information from that and failed to do a final check on my own. I usually do. Should have this time too.

Again, sorry for wasting anyones time. I will try to protract my next stupid stance as much as possible :)

#3 Updated by Holger Just about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Needs feedback to Closed

Don't be too harsh to yourself. I'm glad we could resolve this :)

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