Can I create recurring tasks and events in DayBack?
Yes (though this is not available for FileMaker Server or Basecamp data sources yet, see the bottom of this article for more). When creating a Task or Event you'll see a checkbox to make the event repeating. Clicking that will bring up the screen below where you can specify the repeat frequency:
In addition, if you have repeating events already created in Salesforce or in Google, DayBack will understand them and render them correctly. You can also edit a repeating event in DayBack: you'll be asked if you'd like to treat your edit as an exception to the repeating events...
...like moving just this one repetition to another resource or another time.
DayBack also supports deleting events from a series, deleting the whole series, or just deleting future events in the series. So if you wanted to adjust every event in the series, you could delete the future events in the series and then create a new event and a new series to represent your changes.
Duplicating vs Repeating
You can also option/control- drag an event to duplicate it in lieu of creating short repetitions.
To create appointments that span more than one day, simply enter an end date for the event. For more information, see Event Duration.
Repeating Events in FileMaker
Repeating events are supported for Google Calendar sources, but not for FileMaker events. But repeating events created in DayBack for FileMaker show up correctly and can be edited to create exceptions to the repetition chain. For FileMaker, you might find it easier to option-drag an event to duplicate it than to create actual repetitions.
Repeats in Basecamp
Repeating schedules were introduced to Basecamp in August of 2018 and added to their API in the Spring of 2019. DayBack has not yet investigated this API to see if we can use it for repeating events but we intend to soon. In the meantime, Google calendar events can repeat so you may want to use Google for those regular, repeating events, knowing you can see them alongside your Basecamp events in DayBack.