Just a +1 for the new year, Plz can we get this implemented
I can’t believe this topic is from 2020… guys this is soooooo annoying? How hard might it be to just give us the same arrow to open the subtasks whatever filter we use?? this doesn’t seem like a bonus but a fix that should have happened a long time ago…
Honestly, it’s a pattern with Asana, releasing cool features then you realize some very basic things are not working. And usually pretty basic testing reveals those issues directly…
Agreed! Fix it please!
This is the BIGGEST HEADACHE with Asana. Constantly having to clear the sort by due-date in order to see the subtasks in list view. Multiple times. Every. Single. Day. For every project. Geez. It needs to be sorted by due-date to get the main tasks in the correct order. But then we need to be able to see the subtasks underneath. What a nightmare.
I’m new to Asana, and I can’t find a way to have my Sub-Tasks of Sub-Tasks expand so I can view all sub-tasks from one page. Im attaching an image for an example.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give!
Hi @anon91574172 , welcome to the forum
Currently, in List view, subtasks can only expand by one level (if sorting is disabled). You cannot expand subtasks of subtasks.
And I have a funny feeling that @Bastien_Siebman would agree that you should really try to avoid going more than one level deeper (subtasks of subtasks are REALLY tricky to handle, especially with numerous members) unless these subtasks are a simple ‘personal checklist’ for the assignee of the top-level parent task as your screenshot implies
In most cases yes, unless you know exactly what you are doing
Any update on this as with the new rollout of the multisort, this issue is magnified even more since we can sort but can’t touch the magnificently double sorted list. Really a downer for that rollout…
At 300 upvotes to implement, hopefully this makes the roadmap soon!
Any update on this?
Bumping this feature request.
Is now more needed than ever before with the multi-sort feature
you should really try to avoid going more than one level deeper (subtasks of subtasks are REALLY tricky to handle, especially with numerous members) unless these subtasks are a simple ‘personal checklist’ for the assignee of the top-level parent task
Very good tip!
Currently, in List view, subtasks can only expand by one level (if sorting is disabled).
It’s really a pity we cannot expand subtasks when sorting is on.
In my opinion, subtasks should always be able to expand iso there’s an overall view instead of opening the parent task on the side window and then click on each subtask… Otherwise, when sorting is disabled, all tasks get automatically sorted by default (by Created on field if I’m not mistaken) and you need to search&find the right task in order to expand the subtasks.
Please have a look at this image and let me know what you think… Does it look like an option?
Chiming in to add another vote for “Show subtasks in a sorted list view”.
Subtasks are useful. Sorting is useful. But if they are mutually exclusive, a lot of usefulness is lost.
Unable to view nested subtasks under its parent tasks where it could be expanded or collapsed. Currently looking messy as parent and subtasks are all showing as one list.
When can we expect the announcement seeing as this was nearly 4 years ago?
Hello @Denise_Fowler, I don’t believe we’re planning to implement this request in the coming weeks and months, but I’ll keep you posted here once I have an update.
Also, I’m new to Asana, so maybe I don’t understand how things work. What is the threshold that must be met in order to get a request implemented? This one has been requested for almost 4 years; why hasn’t it been addressed?
I also want that feature.
I actually don’t understand the Prioritizing of new features. People want that since 3-4 years and it seems Asana doesn’t really prioritize what their users ask for.
Voted and very much seems like a no brainer that it will restore parity back to the way the list view is presented. This actually seems more like a bug fix than an enhancement so I hope it would be suitably prioritised. Looking forward to the issue hopefully being resolved.
Being able to expand and see subtasks in list view is one of the best features of subtasks. It allows for very simple grouping of related tasks for example:
Parent Task: Weekly Meeting
- Draft agenda
- Summarize meeting notes
- Post summary
- Populate new tasks to Asana
The above items are not complex enough to justify their own project, so they homed in an existing project.
Within projects, many of us using Asana live by list views that filter using custom fields to make finding and focusing on a set of specific tasks in a project possible vs. viewing a list of hundreds of tasks. For example, having a list view that shows only “high” priority tasks due today (no sorting, just filtering).
Unfortunately, any time a filter is applied using a custom field, the ability to expand and see subtasks within a list view is disabled. It would be a huge boost to our productivity if unsorted lists that have a custom field filter applied could still show expanded subtasks.