Sorry if this has been discussed, but I searched a bit and did not find a mention here.
I’d like to adjust the actual title of a task to include a unique identifier. One of the reasons for this is to get that identifier visible when I use @mentions around Asana to refer to other tasks.
There is a tool http://office.reddiapps.com/processes/asana/autonumber.aspx#features that will set up unique ID’s in a Custom Field. Very useful for Board View, since you can add that field into the cards attributes and reference that during meetings. However, this is one step short of having the actual ID in the task title, which is a fundamental in most Development systems like Jira, GitHub, etc.
What I’d like to do is use the Project Buddy’s feature to get the unique task ID in the custom field, then via API add that ID to the task title. Is this possible?
Another tool that has me thinking about this is the Unito Jira Sync. With that tool (heavily API-based), you can option for the Asana task title to be overwritten by the “synced” Jira Issue. It works like this:
Create a task in Asana
Via sync, the task creates in Jira - there it picks up the Issue # as do all Jira Issues when created
Via settings in the Unito integration, you can opt for the Jira Task Title to overwrite Asana’s
In a few moments, the Asana title picks up the Jira title, which is the same plus the Jira ID.
It’s almost worth just syncing to Jira and back, and not even using Jira, for this benefit alone!