Display subtasks on List view when project is filtered/sorted

Asana! Please fix this for the people! I want to be able to use subtasks but they are basically useless if I can’t see them expanded when sorted by due date. With that - why don’t you just make “sort by due date” the default? Then people can sort other ways to their preferences, but I think it’s fair to say most items are being looked at in a fairly chronological way.

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What’s the point of being able to filter and sort when it doesn’t display the tasks properly so you can see them? Huge issue - and very disappointing this has not been fixed/updated for 2 years!!

Is this ever going to get addressed?

  • Sorting by due date is probably the most useful view for time driven projects.
  • Subtasks are effectively useless if you sort by due date because you lose the dropdown capability when sorting.
  • In order to see subtasks when sorting by due date, you have to click into the parent task. That is inefficient and not intuitive.

Everyone I speak with adamantly hates this bug and it is hindering Asana adoption at my organization. it is disappointing and frankly ridiculous this has not been addressed in the 2+ years since it was called out. Please and thank you.

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Asana team! Please wake up! This needs to be addressed!!

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Just a +1 for the new year, Plz can we get this implemented :pray:

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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.

Hello Bastien,
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!

Thanks,
Ed

Hi @anon91574172 , welcome to the forum :smiley:

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 :wink:

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In most cases yes, unless you know exactly what you are doing :slight_smile:

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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!

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Any update on this?

Bumping this feature request.
Is now more needed than ever before with the multi-sort feature

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Voted :+1:

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 :wink:

Very good tip! :bulb:


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? :nerd_face:

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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.

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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.

Voted.

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When can we expect the announcement seeing as this was nearly 4 years ago?

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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.