what is the difference between a task and an event?
Tasks are things to do that you have assigned to yourself or that someone else has assigned to you; they have a Due Date but typically no particular time associated with it. EX: Pick up check, drop off copy, prepare meeting notes, set up conference room, make copies for presentation, or research company
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An event is a calendar event scheduled for a specific day and time.
Examples of events are:
2) Scheduled Conference Calls
A task is an activity not scheduled for an exact day and time. You can specify a due date for a task or there may not be a particular time or date that the tasks or activities need to be completed by.
Examples of tasks are:
- A list of phone calls you need to make.
- An email that needs to be sent.
This functionality allows users more flexibility in using sales force as a daily task manager.
Events have a start and end time, which tasks do not. They can have invitees (Tasks can't) and by default do not have a status and they show up on your callendar, as a time block to represent the duration.
An event in sfdc is an calender event which have a particular day and time.
A task is an activity which is not scheduled for a particular day.They may have a due date or may not have a due date
list of phone calls
an email you need to be sent
If a prospective client does not know I am coming to see her or him, it would apprear to be a task, but does that leave me with out a trail for my call patterns, success on cold calls etc?