How to delete Task lists from Boards?




How can I delete the task list from the board layout? I currently have about 10 and I’d like to delete unneeded ones.


Boards - Don't Display Column Alternative to Delete

I am sure I understand. Do you want to remove tasks in a board layout?


i have a board layout project, created 10 columns. Want to delete one, there’s only a rename option. How can I delete the column?


You need to show all complete and incomplete tasks, move any task from that column, then you will have access to a delete button. Your column is not empty, that’s the issue.


Which is far from being intuitive in my opinion.

Hi, Asana team: could you please implement a feature to delete a column even if there is something inside? :wink:
That would be a huge time saver!


Hopefully in the near future you will be able to search for all incomplete tasks within a specific column of a board. You can then delete the column after doing a multi-select complete of those search results.

Personally, I feel there is a risk in deleting a column containing incomplete tasks which is why I prefer this restriction. Perhaps this would make for a nice hack so users could enable/disable that functionality depending on where they stand.


Thank you guys again for implementing filters in boards of completed and incomplete tasks!

I’d like to suggest a new feature - if all tasks within a column are complete, a way to suppress / don’t display that column instead of deleting the column.

Use Case:
We use boards for our product roadmap, and have tasks as projects under each column (defined as sprints). If we complete that project, we check it, otherwise move it to the next sprint (column). We’d like to not display columns no longer needed (past sprints) but still have the ability to look back on previous sprints of what projects were completed.


@Michael_Trompeta thanks for this feedback. We’ll forward it to our team.

Out of curiosity, what is your current solutions for this? I have a few suggestions for you. First, you could create a “completed” column on the far right of the Board where all of your completed tasks live. Alternatively, you could use a board for each sprint, rather than keeping multiple sprints in the same Board. What are your thoughts?


We’re doing something similar. We move completed sprints all the way to the right where it’s not seen w/out scrolling. For example:

Current Sprint | Next Sprint | Sprint After Next | Backlog | Previous Sprint 9 | Previous Sprint 8 | etc.


Gotchya. That’s actually what we did with Jira at my last company. Only the PM could clear the completed tasks. He often would forget to clear the completed column, so we’d just keep our completed tasks at the far right for the long term. It worked out fine. Naturally I prefer Asana, though. :wink::stuck_out_tongue: