Filter tasks by tag

This thread has been going on for almost 3 years… any actions except for hiding my post??

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Hi @Xandy, looks like your post was hidden by our anti-spam by accident, I have no w reactivated it. I do not have an update on this topic at the moment, but I’ve made a task to highlight this request to our team. I’ll make sure to keep you posted here if I get an update on my end!


3 years already, Trello is destroying you guys

Hi Asana team! What our current options to filter tasks in Board view?
Do we only have at the moment:
-Due date

Let’s assume that’s true. In that way, I could use temporarily the Department field to filter “Story: As a player, I want to kill the dragon”. I want to see all the relevant tasks to accomplish this story.

But if I hijack our Department field to filter stories in board view, does that carry across all our Asana projects? That is, in other projects my team will now see the strange Department “As a player, I want to kill the dragon”?

Or can I make this Department viewable only inside our gamedev board project?

This is extremely frustrating that this doesn’t exist. It’s almost singlehandedly the reason why I can’t regularly use Asana. If I’m using the product wrong and this is, in fact, not necessary, then please let me know! The advanced search filter does everything we’re talking about BUT it doesn’t show the Board (it just shows as a list of tasks), which is a deal breaker…


+100, big deal breaker here. Please add this functionality.

We don’t want to use a search. It’s not got the boards feature. We want to be in the board, and simply add a filter, similar to how we filter by custom dropdown fields.

This is not a good solution. The search view is bad. We want to use the boards view, but only see the tasks with a certain tag, just like how filter by custom dropdown field works.

Our current workaround is to add a custom dropdown field to every project. But that doesn’t work across all projects. And you can just select one option.

And if we’d use a shared custom field, then it would be unyieldly long.

Just allow us to add a filter by tag. How difficult could it be, vs. the immense value of having such a filter? (What’s the point of having tags if you can’t filter by them and the tags view being completely unusable due to its uncustomizable nature?)

Hi asana team! When do you add the feature of “filter tasks by tag on board”?

This would be ideal. I love the search, but I use board view with filters a lot, and to have to option to only see items that have a given tag (just as I can see based on custom fields) would be super nice.

I could change from using tags to a custom field, but tags are just so nice for what we use them for, that having this option would be better.

Hi, I’d also like to be able filter tasks and milestones in a single project by tag(s). My whole team would find this a lot more useful and we find using the search to filter by tag much less intuitive. Given the number of people asking for this feature, is this on the Asana roadmap yet?

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+1 Adding the ability to filter by tags (especially on the board view) would be super helpful to me and my team!

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Agree, the need to filter by one or more rages is greatly needed.

So is the ability to filter my more that’s just one field. E.g. assigned to one or more users AND one or more priorities.

We are evaluating Asana for our company. This feature is a must (specifically while keeping the chosen view).
Considering the age of this thread, it seems there aren’t high hopes for it to happen any time soon …

I would like to be able to filter on a specific tag, or tags. At least in Board or List view.

For instance, we’re scrumming with multiple (sub)products, and it’s helpful if the teams can focus on the cards (tasks) that are tagged with the specific product name.

Seems I can not do it right now, nor can find a similar request here.


Hi @Frans_Stekelenburg1, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback :slight_smile:

If you click the Tag, you can find all tasks associated with this Tag sorted by Project. You might find this helpful! :slight_smile:

Hi @Rebecca_McGrath , indeed, that is somewhat helpful. I get a list view of all tasks with the specfic tag. But the overview as in Board or List screen is then kind of lost, so not that helpful.
I rather would be able to have Tag added as filter option under Filter selector.

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Sorting and filtering by tags would seem to be a basic functionality? Can you please add?

The workflow I am looking for here is to be able to use the board view for scrum/kanban style workflow. e.g. Each stack is a status that you move issues through from left to right.

While we can do this by using sections, it is often the case that a project has different categories of work and that you want to have a board view that only shows a subset of tasks based on those categories.

So, the options I see are

  1. let board columns be based on a custom field (off topic here)
  2. Use tags to filter down tasks in a board.

It looks like a working solution is to use a custom dropdown field (which you can filter a board by) but it seems like just using tags would be much simpler.