Automatically assign tasks created via forms to submittor

The options listed in are pretty good, but don’t cover all necessary use cases because of the following.

  1. The Quick Add option doesn’t apply to form entry and the rigor that provides.
  2. I’m 99% sure that the rules option allows you to assign tasks to a specific user, not the required variable entry of “the user that created the task”; or completed the form.

The ability to assign to a variable user, similar to JIRA automation, would be extremely helpful in creating more flexible rules which could be applied to either task creation scenario.


Hi @John_Schram, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback!

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 we have any updates :slight_smile:

It would be very nice if we had the capability of {}

assign task to {submitter} or add collaborator {submitter}

Often as automations are applied we no longer know who the assignee is so have the {} option would allow us to @mention them and also give us the ability to Slack message them directly.

It would be really useful to be able to have the default assignee be set as the user who submitted the form, especially given we can collect their email.

Right now, this creates a lot of manual entry for our team as we have to go in, review the details and manually assign them.

It would also be useful to have this set for subtasks as well.


Hello @anon56906356, welcome to the Asana Community Forum and thanks for sharing your feedback.
I have found an existing feedback request topic regarding this matter here: Automatically assign tasks created via forms to submittor and recommend upvoting :slight_smile:

Are they any updates on when this feature might be available?

Hey there! any news on this front? This would be incredible usefull


Come on guys.

This is basic stuff that has a standard use case.

Can we get an update on this?

Hi @Rob_Steeves and welcome to the forum!

Asana’s policy is not to comment on unreleased or possible future stuff, so there won’t be an update posted unless/until a given feature is implemented.

Hello folks,

Quick update to let you know you can now use rules + variables to automatically assign tasks created via forms to their submitters. More info in this post → Now introducing Variables in Rules - #34 :slight_smile:

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