Custom fields in search results table


#1

The custom fields feature is great and my team uses it extensively. I also use search to make reports, like all the tasks under our sprint tag.

However the search results table omits the custom fields columns. I can change “Sort” but no the view.

Please make it so I can see the same columns in the search results as in the project listing.


#2

@Turadg, thanks for your feedback! As you’ve noticed, Search and Project views are distinct in Asana – I’ll be sure to file your feedback that search views don’t feel as useful as the Project view with column headers. For your knowledge, we omit the custom field column header from Search views to simplify cross-project searches where Custom fields might conflict.

Does it make sense to create a separate Project called “Sprint”? In that case, rather than tagging a Task as “Sprint”, you can instead tether the Tasks to that project and have the customizable Project view you’re looking for.


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#3

That’s a fine idea for the sprint case. We keep a single team project and
the sprint tagging was meant to be lightweight, but if we really need a
solution now we could tether instead. Another use case I have for which
that wouldn’t work: I make reports on the intersection of our team project
and other projects, like our bug tracker. This is dynamic so making a
separate project won’t work.

It makes sense that the Search view is simpler to accommodate mixing
projects. However there are columns that we have in both our team backlog
and the bug tracker. I would like some way to see those in a report.