Contexts shows erroneous overdue items—and data doesn't match iPhone


#1

On my Mac, Contexts showed a total of 4 items overdue in several sub-contexts, but it did not show the item. I looked in Projects view and could not find anything overdue. They aren’t being blocked by being on hold, nor are they blocked because they are part of a sequential project. I’ve looked at everything with the View set to “All”.

However, when I returned to Contexts and unchecked a previously checked item in one of the sub-contexts marked as having an item overdue, then checked that same item again, suddenly the overdue count disappeared. I repeated this for all of the erroneous sub-contexts, and now it’s showing no overdue items.

However, my iPhone still has some erroneous overdue items in several contexts, and so does my iPad. (Different contexts, natch). I’ve forced everything to sync but it didn’t change.

Before I contact support, have I missed any other place where overdue items could be hiding?


#2

Hi Margaret,

It sounds like you may be running into a bug in the currently shipping releases where summary counts on a Context can become incorrect in some situations. I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this bug.

Support can help you rebuild your database, which will temporarily correct the counts (until you run afoul of the problem again.)

We’ve fixed this bug internally, and intend to ship the fix in an upcoming minor updates to OmniFocus for Mac and OmniFocus for iOS.

—Jim


#3

Thanks! I’ll keep ignoring overdue in Contexts counts.


#4

I have the latest release (3.4) and am encountering this anomaly. Lots of tasks/actions showing as overdue, yet nothing is overdue in my entire database. Any advice? I tried rebuilding the database from within the app?