It would be so helpful and productive to have a feature in Asana that would find text within a project board and replace. We have templates that use placeholder text and team members need to go in and update that placeholder text to specific text for each client and it would save time being able to bulk update.
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The Find and replace tool will allow to to replace a given pattern in task names and section names for a given project.
Example use cases:
include “PROJECT_NAME >” before each task name in a template and use my tool to replace them all with the actual project name
include a “CANDIDATE_NAME” in sections and tasks for an onboarding template and repl…
Also, there is an existing feedback request. I wanted to merge your post, however it is showing an error at the moment so best if you vote there directly:
Having an editable field, or a ‘find and replace’ component would go a long way to easing the project set-up burden.
I use a few templates regularly. Those templates have ~45-50 tasks, each needing to be personalized for the project. My individual team members will be on 4-5+ of these projects at a time, so they may have 4-5+ “Review Script” tasks. We mitigate potential confusion by adding in the project name. eg: “Review React Native Script” or “Review ES2016 Script”
A ‘Find and Replace’ opti…