Stop throwing a validation error for rules with past start dates

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This kills me every time:


It truly does not matter that the start date is in the past. If it's in the past, start it the next available time. If it's in the future don't start it until then. 

It's absolutely baffling that the rule would need that input. Please change this. 
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Scotty

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Posted 2 months ago

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Scotty

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At least give me a "today" button in the calendar input so I don't have to scroll through the two years of months since I had to last touch this rule. 
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Brad Jennings

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This seems like the biggest, easiest win. 
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Dan Ahrens, Gainster (employee)

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This suggestion makes a ton of sense, Scotty. Either a "today" button, or just default the start date to today's date seem like very reasonable requests.
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While I haven't experienced direct pain with this problem, I sit right next to Scotty and have to hear him complain about this. As such, I would very much like for this to be changed, as well. 
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Manmeet Dosanjh, Champion

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+1 to this as I have had the same frustrations when scheduling!
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Srinivas Muthyam, Employee

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Hi Scotty,

Thank you for the feedback. I'm assuming your image is referring to rule chain scheduling. 

We are changing the Rule chain schedule page to behave the same way as the Rule Basic scheduler. This change we are doing to make it consistent for both rules and rule chains.

Today button is also in our consideration and will be available in near future.
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Thanks for the update Srinivas!