Deleting a column in board layout - do the tasks get deleted?

if I have deleted a column, does this also delete the tasks in that column?! I tried the board view, and decided against it, then wanted to delete the headings so deleted the columns… now the tasks appear to have disappeared!

Hi @Adam_Raoof :wave: thank you for reaching out!

Apologies for the trouble here. What you are saying is correct. When you delete a Section, all tasks nested in this Section - Completed and incomplete tasks, will be also deleted. You can learn more about it in the following guide article: https://asana.com/guide/help/projects/sections#gl-delete-section

I would recommend you to have a look at this post: How to delete section in project without deleting completed tasks?. You might find this workaround useful for the future.

Additionally, to recover the deleted tasks you can follow the steps outlined here: https://asana.com/guide/help/tasks/actions#gl-undelete-task

Lastly, I’m listing below a few threads we have in the #productfeedback category regarding this topic. Feel free to cast your vote on any of them.



I hope this helps Adam! Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with!

thanks Natalia - this is very important to change, as we should always get a warning when tasks are about to be deleted… I will try to recover the tasks now…