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Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

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Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

Hello,

 

I've a sizeable list of tasks that I need to clear/delete. They are obsolete but clicking each one in task lists would be a painstakingly long process.

 

I don't want to delete all the tasks I have just ones up to a certain past date.

 

Is there a quick option for this?

 

Thanks.

 

Nick.

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Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

If you select them from the task list, and then click the delete key on the keyboard, you will be presented with an option to clear them or erase them.

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Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

A method for clearing or deleting multiple activities at the same time through the Task List is to use block commands.  You can select multiple activities by holding the CTRL key and click on individual items, or hold down the Shift key and select a block of activities.  After highlighting the desired activities, right click on the highlighted area and select Clear Multiple Activities. 

 

Note: I recommend that you begin with small blocks of activities (5 to 10) and check the response time.  The clearing process will freeze the ACT! application until it is complete.  After testing the response time, you may be able to increase the number of items selected.

Greg Martin
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Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

Thanks both, this has done the job.

 

Regards

 

Nick

 

 

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Country: USA

Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

I need to delete about 3500 activities/tasks.  I have started doing this and it started out fine.  As time has gone on (with each successive selection of multiple tasks) the number that are allowed to "clear multiple activities" decreases.  Now I can only delete one at a time (the "clear multiple activities" is greyed-out for 2 or more).  I've tried logging out and back into ACT.  I've even checked/repaired/re-indexed the database.  All to no avail.

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Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

Did you try rebooting?  I would try that next.

 

Stan


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Re: Deleting/Clearing multiple tasks

I found the answer.  Pretty dumb actually.  Some of the tasks were "locked".  When I sorted on that, I was able to delete all of the "unlocked" tasks.  Unfortunately in order to delete the "locked" tasks, I need to go into each one and uncheck "private".  Oh well, 50 is better than 3500!