Feature Request: Add subtasks to project automatically, please


I’d like subtasks to automatically be attached to the project so I don’t have add them manually if I want to see them in the calendar view. Please and thank you.


Hi @Erin_Hommeland — Thanks for the feedback.

As an immediate solution, I’d recommend that you create an Advanced Search view that focuses upon both tasks & subtasks. You can then view this in a calendar view to see all levels of tasks in one spot. :slight_smile:

You can then favorite the search view (via the star) to pin it to your left pane and have it update automatically.

Here’s more info on Advanced Search — https://asana.com/guide/help/fundamentals/search


I hope this is on Asana radar to have subtasks automatically pick up Project of Parent as it is very problematic in reporting and also in connecting subtasks to Projects in the CSV File Output.


Yes, please! I can’t automate any reports because subtasks will always be shown as ‘no project’. so +1 for this.

Also, I feel like there are multiple feature requests asking for this or at least something very similar. @Alexis, how can we put them together?

e.g.: Show project on subtask in 'My tasks' view, My Tasks: Categorize subtasks under their project, not "No Project", etc.


Is this on Asana’s radar for at least an option for subtasks to automatically add to a project? As of now, I can’t even add them to a template and have them carry over to a new project automatically. I am going to have to move to another platform if this isn’t a planned change.


I agree that this is a greatly needed feature. I can’t think of any circumstance in which you wouldn’t want a subtask to be assigned to the same project (and section) as the main task.


Please add this feature ASAP. It’s as simple to implement as useful!


I agree.
We use “taskboard” for an each our client (it is asana-board-project), where every main task is, in fact, a business-project. Every subtask of main-task in this board - is step of business-project. We want to create an separate asana-project for an each main-task and fulfill this project with subtasks of the main-task (for security, management and slack reasons). So, it will be nice if when we assign “ABC” project to main-task, then all subtasks automatically adds “ABC” project.


One complication with this idea is that the parent task can be assigned to more than one project. So what would the behavior of an auto-assignment be? I can think of two alternatives offhand:

  • Subtasks are automatically assigned to any and all projects that their parent is assigned to.

  • Automatic assignment of a subtask to its parent’s project only occurs if the parent is assigned to one and only one project.



This seems like such an obvious feature. It’s such a pain to manually add a project to each subtask. Please implement!