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Create new tasks via URL with preset information

Now you can create new tasks via URL with preset information such as project, To-Do list, subtasks, comments, and deadlines (fixed and floating).

URL with preset information

td – presets the task term

Practical examples

Project for the new task

Preset the project for the newly created task by adding pid=project number to the URL. Example of a URL address https://app.freelo.io/?createTask=true&pid=1024.

But keep in mind that the user has to have access to the project to create the task.

This is where you find the project number.
This is where you find the project number.

Copy the project number and add it to the URL for creating a task.

Example of preset project.
Example of preset project.

To-Do list for the new task

This feature works only with the combination with pid, separate these two features with &. To preset the To-Do list, write tlid=To-Do list number. To find the To-Do list number go to the detail of the To-Do list. Example of URL https://app.freelo.io/dashboard?createTask=true&pid=1024&tlid=3299.

This is where you find the number of To-Do list.
This is where you find the number of the To-Do lists.

Then, add the To-Do list number to the URL – tlid=To-Do list number.

Example of preset To-Do list.
Example of preset To-Do list.

Task name

To preset the task name use tt=task name and add this to the URL. There is an example of the URL https://app.freelo.io?createTask=true&tt=name.

For multiword names use %20, for example tt=multiword%20task%20name

Example of preset task name.
Example of the preset task name.

First comment

Also, you can preset the first comment of the task by adding tc=comment to the URL. There is an example of the URL https://app.freelo.io?createTask=true&tc=comment.

Example of preset comment.
Example of preset comment.

Smart subtasks

Moreover, you can preset one or more smart subtasks. To preset the subtasks use st[index]=subtask, if you need to add more subtasks use st[0]=subtask1&st[1]=subtask2.

Example of how to preset two subtasks.
Example of how to preset two subtasks.

Task deadline

To preset the task deadline use td. You can preset set due dates and floating as well.

Firm deadlines:

Example of preset deadline.
Example of the preset deadline.

If there is no set firm deadline for the task you can set the deadline X days after creation for example. To preset floating deadlines use td=X days after creation (td=5 means that the deadline will be 5 days after the task creation). Or you can preset the deadline from – to via td=X:Y (td=3:5 deadline will be set from 3. to 5. the day after the creation of the task).

Floating deadlines

Example of preset floating deadline.
Example of the preset floating deadline.

Redirect after task creation

If you don’t want to stay on the Dashboard after creating a task, there are two redirection options.

To be redirected to the detailed To-Do list where you created the new task, type &r=tl at the end of the URL. The base URL for this redirect is https://app.freelo.io/?createTask=true&r=t

Example of redirecting to the To-Do list where you created the task.
Example of redirecting to the To-Do list where you created the task.

To redirect to the detail of the newly created task, use &r=t at the end of the URL. The base URL is https://app.freelo.io/?createTask=true&r=t

Example of redirecting to task details.
Example of redirecting to task details.

Completely preset task

You can combine all these parameters together to create a URL that will lead to the creation of a task with a preset project, To-Do list, task name, deadline, etc. Just separate the points with &.

The URL of such a preset task is for example:

https://app.freelo.io/dashboard?createTask=true&pid=71603&tlid=187200&tt=Report&tc=And%20here%20you%20can%20comment%20on%20the%20task.&st[0]=subtask1&st[1]=subtask2&td=2021-01-01

This is how completely preset task looks like.
This is what a completely preset task looks like.

What is it good for

Creating a task via a URL with preset information can be useful, for example, to link other administrations or systems.

E-shop

For example, you can have a button on the order list to create a task in Freelo if the order
is problematic in some way. When creating a task, the client’s name, the order number,
etc. are automatically filled in. Another example would be to create a task with a claim,
where the information will also be preset and you just fill in what is needed.

Example of preset task for E-shop.
Example of the preset task for E-shop.

Customer support

You can also have a similar add-on to your communication tool with clients (e-mail, chat…). In your
e-mail you can have the add-on that will preset certain information directly into the task in Freelo for example, the task title will be the same as the subject of the e-mail, the task content (first comment) will be the text of the e-mail, the project, and the To-Do list will be preset at the same time.

Example of preset task for Customer support.
Example of the preset task for Customer support.
Updated on 21.10.2022

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