Tasks are an automation feature designed to save you time and effort by allowing you to save filters, actions & reporting views while in Advanced Reporting and then recall them later on. Tasks are great to automate repetitive actions, quickly access saved reporting views or cross-team training. This is also a way to create a saved view or a customized view for advanced reporting.
For instance, you may filter under-performing ads by specifying KPI's and then choosing an action, pause ads. AdRules will NOT pause the ad automatically, instead simplify the entire process. Tasks allow you to save your metrics in a report, show you when actions were last taken, and make it easy for you to repeat.
To create a Task, simply run your query and then click on the save icon to the right of the filter ribbon, and click on Save Report.
You'll then be able to name your saved report.
Once you save this report, you'll be able to see it on your Dashboard. If and when you performed any action on this query/report, it will be displayed on the Dashboard as a Task making it easy to take the same action again.
To view a Task, simply click on it from the dashboard. You'll be taken to the report, and you'll be able to easily take the same action.