How do I set Asana to automatically trigger due date creation upon completion of other tasks?



Thanks for the reply! I was using Chrome. I just downloaded Firefox and multi-select DOES work! Crud. Any way to make it work in Chrome? Thanks for your advice and help.


Great news @Justice_Baxter! If your issue is browser-specific, it’s most likely something to do with cache/cookies or an add-on installed on your browser. I would suggest to try out these troubleshooting steps: Keep me posted :slight_smile:


Hi Alexis. Thanks for the instructions on date shifting multiple tasks. Unfortunately, the instructions don’t work for me. I’m currently using Asana on a Windows machine with Chrome. I have several extensions, including the toggl button. First, what are the commands to shift due dates of multiple tasks on a Windows machine? I’ve tried essentially every permutation of ctrl, windows key, tab, function, alt, but no joy. Second, could the browser extensions be the problem? Third…see 1 and 2 :-). Thanks in advance


Hi @J21 Can you confirm what keyboard you’re using? Have you tried the Windows shortcuts listed here:


Hi there - every time I try to change due dates of multiple tasks, I get a message on the top of the screen that says “Trying to reconnect. Changes will be synced once your connection is restored.” Does changing multiple due dates somehow clog the connection to the server because I am asking Asana to change a lot of dates at once? I often have to wait for long stretches of time before I am able to proceed with my work.

I’ve already tried all troubleshooting steps, including trying in multiple browsers (I use Chrome and Firefox on a PC). This never used to happen–I’ve only noticed it in the past couple of months. Because mass due date changes are the only way to adapt project templates to new due dates, I often have to spend hours creating new projects when I want to create, say, 7 new projects all from the same template.

Any help would be great. Thanks!


When you have your tasks divided up into sections and you change the view to ‘by due date’ you lose the category that the tasks are in and everything is re-sorted. I only need to change the dates of a specific section, not the whole timeline.

Is there a way to do it without it being in the ‘by due date’ view?


I am wondering how to make all my tasks shift accordingly based on a setback of an earlier task. For example, I have a task from August 1-August 10 and the next task starts August 15. If the date of my first task gets pushed back 5 days, I want the second task to automatically get pushed back accordingly. Is there a way to enable this??


Thanks for sharing your feedback @ldamtsis; I have merged it with How do I set Asana to automatically trigger due date creation upon completion of other tasks? to gather all feedback on the same thread!


Any update on Kristina Warwick’s request? This is a basic project management feature. Without the ability to automatically adjust timelines based on changes on dependency tasks, Asana is just a task management tool.


This is a useful workaround for the templated dates issue.

I’d like to still request that this be made an “official” feature though.

The reason is that there is an issue with the workaround. It crashes Asana every time I use this method. This makes the process take maybe an hour to complete before I can use Asana again.

Our template projects have 50-80 tasks in them, so I think each time we change the date it makes a request for each task. So to change 80 tasks by two months in date is 4800 website requests and that could be why it’s crashing. Idk if this is accurate but that’s just a guess.


Almost two years later, this basic due date trigger dependency feature has not been released to paying customers. Might be time to start looking for an alternative to Asana.


I really don’t understand why it takes so much to obtain a basic feature :triumph: