Custom fields only within specific sections

I wondered if anyone else would find this useful (sorry my search did not come up with the same request if it’s already been made).

I’d love for custom fields to have the option to be shown or hidden based on the section that particular task is in. This helps do multiple custom fields that are not relevant to all tasks within a project, without gumming up the display outside of the specific tasks that they are relevant to.

Hi Matt and welcome to the forum! Great suggestion. I agree that there are certain custom fields that might pertain to tasks within certain sections and adding numerous custom fields to a project can clutter up the view. I don’t believe this suggestion has been made before. Now that the new sections (Sections are dead! Long live sections!) has just rolled out this month, this would be a great additional feature in the future.

Katie

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Current situation:
In a project, we have several sections that need different custom fields. So we have the following situation:
In some sections, the tasks are full of empty custom fields and it is hard to see which are relevant.
In some sections, the tasks are very long because of answered custom fields that are not relevant at all.

Suggestion:
Let the customer decide, to which section(s) the custom field belongs.

Value:
Better UI, better Overview, faster editing of the task

Duplicate of https://forum.asana.com/t/custom-fields-only-within-specific-sections/40612

Welcome to the Forum @Jessi1 and thank you for sharing your feedback with us!

Since there is already an existing thread regarding this topic, I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with it to avoid duplications. I hope it’s OK.

Have a great week!