What is it?
Task Manager users can now lock tasks until previous tasks have been completed.
When was it made available?
All partners with Task Manager gained access to task locking on October 21st, 2019.
Why is it important?
Previously, users could complete tasks in any order they wished. This occasionally caused problems when tasks needed to be completed in a specific order.
By allowing Task Manager users to lock tasks until previous tasks have been completed, users no longer need to worry that they are completing their work in the wrong order.
How does it work?
Create a project or template
You can set locked tasks on either projects or templates.
- Go to Task Manager > Projects.
- Click Add Project.
- Fill in all required project fields.
- Near the end of the form, click Add another task.
- The Lock the next task until this one is completed option will appear on the first task. Click it to lock the second task.
Note: Selecting the Lock... option will change the Due field in the following task. The due date will take effect once the task unlocks.
- Click Create project.
Work with locked tasks
In general, users are unable to interact with locked tasks. When viewing these tasks, users will see a lock icon next to them. Hoving over the icon will show users which task must be completed before it is unlocked.
Users can still leave task notes on locked tasks.