Feature Request: Task Numbering

That’s their policy; they don’t ever discuss anything until it’s ready to be released. So don’t make any meaning of the fact that they haven’t said anything about this request.

+1 6 years after this has been requested and no native numbering in sight. This was the biggest downfall of moving from JIRA to Asana. We may even go back to JIRA specifically because of this issue. Sad

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Thanks Phil. I understand that, to a degree, but SIX years of silence on such a critical and popular issue? This is not the only thread on this subject and the other threads are just as popular or more and there is nothing from Asana on any of them, for six years, or more.

We are not contemplating moving from Asana due to this issue. Yet. It is hard not to take complete silence for six years as just plain ignoring the question…

Anyone searching can use https://asana-number-nerd.com for this feature.
I even made a little tutorial on how to start with it. Its completely free.

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This looks nice!

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Sorry the website is down at the moment because Deta Cloud currently has some errors (Discord) . I hope I can relaunch it soon.

Update: It is back online!! :tada::tada:

Is there another way to upvote this feature other than commenting here? Asana already DOES have a unique task number under-the-covers, you can tell by the URL. It just doesn’t expose it to us in the software. It’s half-done.

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Hi @Vera_Flame,

Did you click the purple “Vote” button at the top of the thread? That’s the more significant way to add your vote (though commenting doesn’t hurt, either!).

It’s a shame that it’s past 6 years of hundreds of users complaining about this issue and nothing has been done… Definitely a red flag about hearing customers. :confused:

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Upvoted. Our university would love to have this feature as well and can’t believe that a product this mature does not have it.


Can’t believe that this is still not a feature. So simple → allow for each task to auto-assign a number so when a team references and item instead of saying “that one item about detection upon entry” they can just say item “xyz-127”. “Hey is xyz-127 done?” “No, we put xyz-127 on hold until xyz-133 is finished because it was marked as urgent”.

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Adding a request from 2023 for this feature. Not great that this was first requested in 2017!

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Upvoted. Adding a request for the feature from 2023!.

Another request for this, October 2023…

3rd party plugins do this but it should be native.


+1 for this feature.


Is it possible to automatically generate “ticket number” in order as part of task name?

I’m using online Customise Form to create task, and I’m wondering is it possible to set certain custom field to generate ticket number, so that I can track down every task


Welcome, @杜宇1,

I’ve merged your post into an existing thread where you can click the title to scroll to the top and vote by clicking the purple Vote button.



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Hi all! :wave:

Meanwhile Asana comes with the feature, check that new solution created by Asana lovers (@Bastien_Siebman & @_Sander)

You don’t need any Zapier or configuration, it’s all done via a bot you simply invite as a guest to your project. The beta version is free to use under a fair use policy.

Take a look at it here and try yourself: Auto Numbering | iDO | Asana Solutions Partner

Please, let us know how helpful it is, good luck to everyone :wink:


We’ve also developed a ticket-number tool for our team to automatically number tasks by using API

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