Ability to hide projects (from the view) in advanced search

I’m reflecting on the Advance Search functionality, and I would like to share with you one idea which I have:

Right now, when I create a search query and I sort by Project, Asana creates a view where sections are names of all projects in which tasks are stored.

Sometimes this is a very useful way to check if someone added a task into another project.

More often I find this annoying, as I tend to multi-home tasks. Therefore, in most cases, one task is displayed in multiple sections = projects.

Some projects are created for a specific topic (brainstorming, administrative purpose) and, with time, would be good to not show them again in a view.

Sometimes, I’m using a filter “Not in these projects”, but when applied, and when the task is multi-homed:

  • the section (name of the project) is removed from the view;
  • the task does not appear in all other sections / it is removed from the view.

What I’m looking for, is another option, where when I apply the sort by project option, I’m able to select which projects I would like to see on the list below.

This workaround would:

  • be useful during a team meeting, where the Agenda concerns specific topics = projects;
    Hiding projects that are not the responsibility of that team would limit distractions/deviations from the agenda.
  • limit the number of sections, and what goes with it, the size of the list.
    Thanks to this, we could:
    • improve the page speed,
    • limit the number of times when the search page crashes, and
    • allow a user to share a more focused, action-oriented view.
  • allow the project managers to have a simpler way to check if the work is progressing in their portfolios.

Hi @Antoni_Zieba, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback :slight_smile:

While this feature isn’t available at this time, hopefully it’s something our Product team can implement in the future.

I’ll keep you posted and let you know if I have any updates!