My team is trying to implement a Content Request Form using Asana. We would like to connect our task fields to the questions on the form. However, task fields are limited to date, number, or text.
Our form has several questions that have multi-select options, so we are unable to connect them to a field, causing manual work. Is there a way to create a task field that will display multi-select options?
For instance, we need someone completing our form to be able to select several “communication types” and for the completed form to come into Asana as a task displaying the multiple communication types chosen.
No, unfortunately not. As you’ve seen, Asana does not currently support custom fields which can hold multiple selections.
Others on the forum (myself included!) would love to see that capability added to Asana - you can add your vote for that feature here:
You should be able to do this. You do have to select the custom field first that you want to map a new question to - is that what you’re commenting on? I.e. you want to create a question first and THEN map it to a field? I may not be properly following your point here.
That’s true - you can’t do that. You have to delete the question and add a new question that’s mapped to the field you want to change it to.
If you want the ability to edit an existing question, it would be best to add a new separate post in this Product Feedback forum section for that specific capability, so it can be voted on as a separate enhancement request.
No, it’s not currently possible in native Asana to set a task’s Start Date and/or Due Date from a form submission. You can vote for this capability to be added here:
Thanks, Phil! I’ve added my “votes” to the threads you shared. I was looking for the ability to modify a question (the type of question and the field it is connected to) after creating it. I will see about adding a separate post to address this request.
Hi there - has anyone found a work around for this by chance? We need to be able to tie tasks to multiple selections on our strategic projects that will show up in a Search but I’m having no luck figuring this one out. Any help/thoughts would be very appreciated!
good news, have a look here: Multiple select for custom fields - #100
Multi-select custom fields are already being rolled out and should be available for all customers by end of October (you need at least a premium subscription)
+1 This would immediately fix an annoying work-around we’ve been using with our application form (we use Asana for applicant tracking). Bonus points if it becomes possible to change the field type of an existing single-select field to a multi-select field!
Great news, you can now use multi-select custom fields on Forms! Connect an existing field to your form, so respondents can select multiple options when answering questions and have these answered reflected in your projects as a multi-select field.