I would like to request a feature that will allow the user to add a custom field for tasks that will auto-populate a unique number (ID). The more we use Asana, with the volume of tasks, the more task numbering becomes a need. This is a feature that I have had in several previous platforms, which allowed us to include a job (task) ID on anything printed, emailed, etc. for easy tracking and fast historical referencing. This would be a huge benefit to users to have this feature.
I like task numbering in Jira or Redmine. They have short task numbers which are project-wide or company-wide unique. It’s much easier to remember task numbers with 1-5 digits than 15 character long task identifiers in Asana. Asana users don’t need task numbers, which are globally unique. Project-wide unique task numbers are enough. So task identifiers will be used in URLs, but task numbers will be used by humans to easily refer to a specific task in a conversation. Currently I add task numbers into task titles manually. But if task numbers were built into Asana it would be much better. I never move tasks between projects so there’s no issue for me that task numbers will become not unique once tasks have been moved to another project. And I think many other people too. If someone will still have the need to do it, Asana could ask which task should get a new number. And for people who frequently move tasks between projects I propose to impletement option to comletely disable task numbers
Yeah definitely I’m looking forward to having this - or similar - feature. I’ve started searching for some external integrations originally, as the task numbering would be ultimately support ticket numbering in our setup. So would be way more manageable. Thanks in advance @Asana_team !!
I would also like to request this feature. Tools like Jira assign a 3 or 4 digit number to each card/task. When communicating with co-workers it is much easier to say “I’m working on task 123” rather than "I’m working on task "
I can’t stump for this one enough. Here’s a set of related requests that should make task numbering a breeze to use:
- In the “Edit Name & Description…” dialog of a Project, add a “Tag” field whose value will be used in two places:
- In the label that appears after task names in project lists (so instead of trying to render “User Management Console” in a label, it would just display the project’s “UMC” tag name)
- As the prefix of task numbers assigned in the current project
- I love that typing “:” at the end of a task name instantly turns it into a section. Typing “:#” in a task name would be autoreplaced by a combination of the project’s tag name and an incrementing count of numbered tasks in the current project (e.g. “:# Set up user access” becomes “UMC1 Set up user access”)
Has this request been picked up for development? How do I find its current status?
Asana is not sharing any information about the roadmap or progress, so you just have to be patient
Awesome, that’s exactly how I’d expect task referencing to work and it’s such an elegant solution! Asana team, I really hope you’re considering this
Yes! Please add this essential task tracking feature! Every bug/task tracking tool I’ve ever used has this basic yet vital 1-4 digit AutoId to reference the ticket with.
Yes, this would be a massive improvement!
This feature would be so valuable! Selfishly, I really hope to see it soon.
I generally prefer Trello but this client is using Asana. Trello lists the task ID in the URL with the title of the task, for example ‘43-task-title’. This is super useful for creating a unique git feature branch that is descriptive and can be directly related to the task.
+1 for this feature, a 3-5 digit number is much easier to remember and track than natural language title
/friendly bump @Asana
This would be a great feature indeed
+1 for this. Coming from Jira, this is a must-have. For any serious project manager, the sheer volume of tasks means a ticket ID is a necessity.
For anyone looking for a third party solution for this, please try the following:
- Register for a trial of Project Processes here: http://bit.ly/2xMBkVk
- Create a new process and connect Asana with a Custom Action.
- Complete the Asana authorization process.
- Click on Get Started under Auto Numbering.
- Complete the wizard.
You can setup a prefix for the number, a suffix, a starting offset, etc. We can utilize custom fields or simply prepend the information to the task name which works better for searching or non-premium users. If you have any questions or issues getting going, please send me a message.
Task Order with Ripple
+1 (and my whole team of 60)
+1 this is a requirement for our team adopting Asana. Such a shame as the functionality is exactly what we’re looking for. As we’re in a rush (and there’s no roadmap shared) we’re going to have to adopt another tool for now but will keep an eye on this.