Including Sections in a Tag search


#1

Our organisation sometimes uses Sections as an “overarching” main task, where they have been tagged and custom fields added as if they were Tasks. I want to be able to search for Tags and then see a list of Tasks and “main” tasks (Sections) with these given Tags. Is there any way to do this, or a recommended workaround?


Sections-Search filter, Tag Search Hack, Pre-created tag,
#2

This is a tricky one, @Carly_Dove as Sections will not show in Search results. You can search for the tasks within a section by selecting the section next to the Project name in the “In Projects” field (screenshot below, but the section headers themselves will not return in the search result.


#3

Thanks Kaitie. So is my only solution if I need to search tags given to a section to get rid of them and make them Tasks? Or is there a creative workaround you know of?


#4

What’s interesting is that sections seem to be deliberately excluded from Advanced Search. They don’t come up when you search for : in the text field, and they don’t even come up if you tag the section with a tag like “section” and then search for the tag. Sections usually act like regular tasks with a couple of exceptions, but in this case they seem to have been separated from other tags.


#5

My team are very keen to see section headings in search results.
Clicking on a tag shows section headings - but doesn’t show custom fields.
Advanced search allows us to see tasks with custom fields shown - but without section headings.
If they could be allowed to show in search results it would be really helpful.
We use section headings to group tasks together - and it visually helps with a list view.
Usually our tasks are across multiple headings.


#6

Looks like you can do this via search now. I add a tag to the section and then the results come up when I search for that tag. Posting for future reference for others. Then I just favorited that tag search and then I get my list of sections that are relevant (some aren’t) for higher level requirements.


#7

I don’t see it showing up – can you post a screenshot, perhaps?