Hi there, I asked the Support AI Bot this question:
“Is there a way to duplicate a section to copy all tasks across to another section?”
“Yes, you can duplicate a section in Asana to copy all tasks across to another section. To do this, you can follow these steps:
In the Board view or Workflow builder, click on the three-dot icon next to the section’s title.
Select “Duplicate section” from the options.
A duplicate section will be created with all the tasks from the original section.”
When I follow the instructions, I only see:
Add rule to section
I do not see a “Duplicate section” option.
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Duplicating section does not work as far as I am aware.
For a workaround see this post:
Do you wish there were “section templates” in Asana?
Well, me too, but it isn’t a thing yet. Let’s find a workaround, shall we?
The idea is to use task templates to mimic a section template. Let’s say you wanted to templatize a section with 3 tasks: T1, T2, T3. You then create a task template with 3 subtasks (T1, T2, T3).
Whenever you want to create a new section from a template, go through the following:
create an empty section
use the task template to cre…
Here is an existing feedback request thread:
I would like the ability to copy an entire section of a project including all tasks within that section. When you copy the section you would be able to give it a new name and all tasks would be duplicated into the new section.
Currently we are in the process of implementing a new IT system at different locations. The project is currently setup such that each location has its own section in the project and we have to go thru the menu option to copy each task so that it also brings corresponding …
@Marie you might wanna check regarding the bot’s response in this case. Thank you
Not a perfect solution, but marking as “Solution” to highlight a key reply.
@Gavin_Mountford - the support bot seems to be making up an answer in an effort to be helpful, but you are correct – duplicate section is not currently a feature in Asana natively.
Definitely vote at the link that Andrea provided.
Alternatively: Free Add-on with Duplicate Section button
In the meantime, if it’s helpful, you are welcome to use my team’s free add-on,
Supersana.io. Duplicate Section is a feature you can use on our Free Forever license.
The feature is called “Super-Section Duper” (I know… corny name)
supersana.io, and then, under “SuperActions” in Supersana, activate “Super-Section Duper”
Then you’ll have an extra option in the 3-dot menu on every section:
Then it’ll show you this window to customize your duplicate section:
It’ll give you access to 40+ custom features in Asana, and the free version lets you choose any 3 features to keep free forever!
And please let us know of other wishlist items, things you wish you could do with Asana. We release 1-2 new features and enhancements per week.
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