I would like to add my support for this feature. We currently use a combination of Saved Searches and filters for Asana, but none of them work exactly how we would like.
Being able to apply an Assignee Filter then see all Tasks AND Sub-tasks (even if top-level task is assigned to someone else and only sub-task is assigned to filter-by Assignee) would be a great solution for us. A Saved Search is our current work-around but b/c sorting is broken/incomplete it is definitely not what we need.
Currently in order to see sub tasks in List View, you have clear all sorting. Therefore my tasks within sections are not sorted by due date which is annoying.
Instead it would be better if you were able to sort by task due date (or any other sorting), within each section, and still see the tasks with arrow drop down and therefore see the sub tasks in this List View.
@Emily_Roman is there any hope to deal with this issue anytime soon? Subtasks are quite essential in our workflow. Right now, we’re unable to use Sorting functionality, as then subtasks are gone from the List View…
@Amanda_Bennett, You will only see the arrow when the project is not sorted. This thread is requesting the functionality you’re looking for but it’s not available. Please vote at the top of this task’s header.
Hello! This has been an open issue for over two years. I’ve upvoted it along with 217 other people. Having to unsort to see subtasks in a dropdown is the sort of flaw that makes people dislike an otherwise wonderful tool. @Emily_Roman, if you are still a Community Manager here, can you obtain and share a meaningful update on when this will be fixed? It is a bug that wastes a lot of peoples’ time and causes confusion. Thanks.
I’ve already voted and everything, and I don’t know that this is any easier to implement, but I think the vast majority of people would be happy with being able to sort by due date and keeping this functionality. It doesn’t have to be every single type of filter. At least in my case, and what I imagine is most people’s case. I actually don’t show people the feature to see a drop down of the subtasks because so many save the layout with the due date sorted, making this basically useless. I wouldn’t be surprised if most users in Asana don’t know about that feature (or think it’s super glitchy as I did at first) because of this pattern.
A project management system is something that impacts the core of the daily procedures of a company. If a company invests money and time in the software it became every day more and more difficult to come back if you realize that you made a mistake. Your company takes the risk to become “locked in” in the software. In that situation providers like Asana are free to do what they want with the clients: they can increase prices, they can be deaf to bugfix, and they can ignore the features requests (even the simpler ones and voted, by the community).
This makes a company from great to bad. And users became victims.
I’m frankly thrilled by the behavior of Asana. A company that earns millions of dollars from users and investors (even if they seem not capable to make any profit, looking at the balance sheets), treats their clients like they have no right to be heard.
Have you ever seen in this forum any official technical reply to any feature/bugfix requests? I’ve always seen only community managers, which are obviously very far away from the development department, copy/pasting replies like (ok, interesting feature request, we are going to pass it to devs). This is ridiculous.
I’m frankly very angry and frustrated about this behavior. This does not represent what I think it would be to be a cool company, open and committed to making good products and making paying clients happy.
They have big responsibilities to their clients. Clients deserve respect and answers. This is not fair, Asana.
Am I the only one thinking that?
Not sure where you have read -this is not a bug, this is a feature…-
I am not sure there is a good argument/rationale for this behaviour, to be honest with you, except probably technically harder to implement and de-prioritised in their roadmap, please also note that the above is just my wild assumption, so take it with a pinch of salt.
As a matter of fact, I believe your request is a good one and as you can see from my link, you are not the only one believing it, I have upvoted that post myself
We can definitely focus on the issue and why it is not a feature yet or we can focus on helping Asana become an even better product…
It would be really helpful to have the subtask drop down visible whether the view is sorted or filtered - we rely on subtasks for asset requests as subtasks tag the workstream owner to book the time in, and the project manager is responsible for closing the request (main task) down once the subtasks are complete.
As it is, the PM has to see ALL tasks in no order, or check each ordered/filtered task manually to see if subtasks have been completed.