🔢 List of technical and data limitations in Asana

How about converting custom fields, noting that we can’t change multi-select back to single select.

Hi @lilrkt , good point, I’ve added it to 1.6, thanks!

Btw all, also added 3.4 last week.

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How come 1.6 is a data limitations? :thinking: seems off to me

I thought about it too… but then I thought it’s more like a technical limitation, like some sorting issues and collapsable sections, no? or maybe it’s a BUT :peach: ? :person_shrugging:

Could be a BUT :peach: indeed, but I am sure you want your amazing post to become a list of missing features :sweat_smile:


I’m with @Bastien_Siebman - I don’t think it fits here as a “limitation” in the context of what your goal is in this particular listing.

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Thanks @Phil_Seeman , @Bastien_Siebman for your inputs. The clear goal of this topic is indeed to focus on the ‘numbers’ in regards to the limitations of the platform.

So reconsidering, I have removed 1.6 as well as a few others which, in hindsight, could be considered missing features rather than limitations. So moving onwards, will be open to suggestions that include ‘numbers’ - thus new emoji added in the title to remind us :wink:

@lilrkt , I hope you found what you were looking for here


Makes sense! +1

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Hello, I need to add about 400 options to my single select custom field. Will I be able to do this? I mean do I get it right that the limit for this now is 500?


@Grigory_Krasovsky if you are ok starting from scratch, maybe my tool “Custom Field Creator” can help with this task!

Thank you! I will have a look :slight_smile:

Added 4.9 as reported here and here. Thanks @lpb!


Hey @Richard_Sather,

Just reading through this post again, and one note regarding 4.2: it’s actually not as simple as stated here.

I’m told that the internal technical limit is “a maximum of 45 total dependents plus dependencies on one task”. However, in addition to this limit, there are some other limits in a few various parts of the Asana UI - these are not currently consistent with each other or with the “45 total” limit, unfortunately, and I don’t have a list of what all of those UI limits on dependents and dependencies are.

I’m told there is a backlog item for Asana developers to clean this up and make the dependents/dependencies limits consistent across the product, but I have no idea if or when that might happen.


Thanks for the update @Phil_Seeman ! I’ve rephrased 4.2 and linked to your post above… until this inconsistency gets ironed out. :wink:


Hi @Richard_Sather

A new one, maybe for your list :wink:

Maximum of 10 projects connected to a goal (or subgoal)


Remark: this concerns only the “contributing projects” connected to a goal with Automated progress, not the projects added as reference.


This has now been increased from 30 to 100 :slight_smile:



Hey everyone, here are some updates just added:

:white_check_mark: 1.3. Limit of 100 custom fields within a single project
(as a result, I need to look into 1.5 also)

:exclamation: 4.10. Limit of collaborators within a task (?)

:white_check_mark: 4.11. Limit of 2000 tasks with due dates for Critical Path in Timeline

:white_check_mark: 12.1. Limit of 10 projects or portfolios connected to a Goal’s progress

:white_check_mark: 12.2 Limit of 100 subgoals connected to a Goal’s progress

Thanks @Andrea_Mayer & @Arthur_BEGOU :+1:


Hi @Richard_Sather

A very fresh one about Universal Workload :slight_smile:

=> 300 tasks per person (for one level of zoom : days/week)

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