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Tim JohnsonTim Johnson 

what is the difference between a task and an event?

what is the difference between a task and an event?
Deb CommDeb Comm
In our organization, Events are "meetings" or Appointments"...they have a start time, an end time, a location, and invitees.  EX: Sales meeting on the 10th from 2pm to 3pm with Fred & Wilma.

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

Hope that helps
deb
Ritu JoshiRitu Joshi
As per salesforce definition:

An event is a calendar event scheduled for a specific day and time.

Examples of events are:

1)      Meetings
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.


Javier GonzalezJavier Gonzalez
Tasks are a "point in time" (no duration) record of an activity, such as a logged call, a reminder, an email, etc... It can be in the future and they also have due dates and statuses (not started, completed, etc...). 

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. 

 

karthik Reddy mulekarthik Reddy mule
Event:
      An event in sfdc is an calender event which  have a particular day and time.
     Examples:
                     Meetings

Task:
      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
  Examples:
                  list of  phone calls
                  an email you need to be sent
 


Eric MirandaEric Miranda
What is confusing to me is whether I should schedule cold calls as tasks or events. 
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?