Bulk permanently delete tasks

When will this basic feature available? It’s like having an operating system where you can delete only one file at a time. In other words: This should be a basic function in your software.

Hi all,
A newbie here, but this is another vote for a bulk delete option. Is it possible to have an update as to whether this option has been enabled yet?

Thanks

Wow just realized this wasn’t an option available - it’s such a vital ability to be missing! I have to manually delete all of my tasks since they show up in time tracking with Everhour - a massive pain since they have to be deleted to allow everhour to function right now (since they can’t make updates to their system after Asana updated and broke their link!)

wow - same here. just did a search of the forum to see this missing. terrible

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Just chiming in to say that it’s disappointing that this hasn’t been addressed yet. The OP was submitted almost 2 years ago.

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Posted my work around to this problem here:

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This worked for me. Thanks! As you noted, does not work for some tasks (assigned, subtasks of subtasks, etc.) But for a variety of bulk options, it works great. NOTE: Deleted items are automatically purged after 30 days.

I still have a strong vote in for Bulk Delete.

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This may not be the solution people need, but I just figured it out. I apologize if it’s known!

I deleted a project, but the tasks all still showed up in my Task To Do list. I needed them gone because I needed to reupload a new project with identical tasks but new dates.

So, using I selected 50 tasks at a time, then hit the keys. poof. They’re all in my deleted items tab. I believe they disappear after 30 days. :slight_smile:

ok, it deleted my keys - sorry, I’m new. I selected using the SHIFT key, then I deleted using the TAB and DELETE keys. hopefully this comes through. I’m so sorry I’ve now posted THREE times!

Yes please bring this in!

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Yes!! Please allow us to select multiple tasks and have the option to do a bulk delete.
Thanks!

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Yes please. This would help project cleanup and maintenance for long-term projects.

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Adding my vote for the Bulk delete feature

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Casting my vote for this too, we seriously need this feature!

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Please implement the Bulk Delete feature at your earliest convenience.

This has been a great nuisance for many times. Long time user here, using Asana for roughly 7 years. Each time I do administrative work on our projects, I find it extremely frustrating to have to go through each already deleted task manually and having to do this for many entries.

If this seems to be some security concern, at least allow the admin of the board or organization to do this.

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Any word on the bulk delete for completed tasks. Its’ now 3 MONTHS since the last of many requests for this feature.

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There is a way to bulk delete. With your completed tasks visible, highlight all the tasks you want to permanently delete with the shift key. There should be a black tool bar that pops up on the bottom of your screen with the option to delete all selected tasks (trash can icon).

NOTE : you can only do this for 50 tasks at a time

The best way I’ve found is to create a “Completed Tasks” section and create a rule that automatically moves tasks to this section. Then, when I’m ready to “batch delete,” I delete the “Completed Tasks” section, select the option that says “Delete Section AND Delete ### tasks?” After that, I simply create a new “Completed Tasks” section and reconnect the rule. It’s not as great as “Delete All Tasks Right Now Because I said So” but it works.

The best way I’ve found is to create a “Completed Tasks” section and create a rule that automatically moves tasks to this section. Then, when I’m ready to “batch delete,” I delete the “Completed Tasks” section, select the option that says “Delete Section AND Delete ### tasks?” After that, I simply create a new “Completed Tasks” section and reconnect the rule. It’s not as great as “Delete All Completed Tasks Right Now Because I said So” but it works.

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