Can't Create New Custom Fields

I’m trying to create a custom field called “priority” to indicate a tasks priority but I keep getting a message that says a custom field with this name already exists. But there is no custom field with that name. Why can’t I create a custom field labeled “priority”?

This is happening when I try to create a custom field and label it “vertical,” too.

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Priority is a custom field that Asana provides. Be careful not to necessarily create duplicate named custom fields. I found initially that the Asana created Priority did not show up until I started typing the name.

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Yep got the issue yesterday, this field already exists by default.

Thank you all for your help. I was able to find that it already existed. However, I’m not able to edit it! The options shown in the drop-down menu are “high,” “medium,” and low. Those are not the fields I need. Do any of you know how to edit an Asana-created custom field? It’s currently locked for editing.

I would say if the default field doesn’t meet your needs, create a brand new field and call it something Different, like “.Priority”, “Priority (Team Name)”, or something else.

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Yes you can’t edit Asana default field. Create your own and use a slightly different name.

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