On December 19th we removed the total cost section from appearing in any new Task.
Due to confusion with this feature, we’ve decided to remove the total cost option within Tasks. All existing tasks created before December 19th will retain the total cost section but all new tasks will no longer display a total cost field.
One of the functions of the “Total Cost” section in a task was to add an expense when the task was completed. We found that you were confused when the “Input application rate” did not update or interact with the “Total Cost Section”.
To simplify the interaction, a Task will now only display the “Input application rate”. To record the “Total Cost” of an input, use the “Expenses” feature, which allows you to distribute the cost across multiple locations or crops.
How does this update affect me?
If you have existing tasks that have data in the Total cost section:
- The total cost section will remain the same for tasks that had a value in “Total cost” prior to this update.
- Any expense record generated from the total cost section of a task will be unaffected by this update.
When you add any new tasks:
- All tasks that are added after Dec. 19th will not have the total cost section.
- Tasks will only create an expense when there is a labor value and the task is completed.
- An expense record will no longer be generated when there is a “Total Cost” value, as that section has been removed.
- To add a “Total Cost” for an input, you will need to use the “Expenses” feature.