Make Task templates available to other projects (Task templates library)

The only problem I see at the moment is that the template can include values for custom fields, and there are only available within a project scope…

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I completely agree with all the comments, at present we have a project called Templates that has all our repeatable tasks and we duplicate the task in the project and add it to the project we need. I am keen to move over to Task Templates but if this means we have to version control Task Templates that could be need in as many as 30 projects this will not be helpful. I favour a central Task Library when on a project by project basis you can add/star them for each project to avoid having potentially tens of templates to choose from in a drop down. Keep up the good work!

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Welcome to the forum @Chris_Pearson
Another clear explanation and yes version control will be a key element :+1:

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Thank Marie. Similar to Skyler, we are an agency with many clients with repetitive steps that we are building in a Team called Templates.

It’s a little frustrating when your understanding of a template is that once you have created a templates and duplicated it, future work done in the parent template does not appear in child templates of the parent.

We need to still go into the parent, duplicate a task, open it, tell it to show in the child template and then scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroooooooll (yes, it feels like this sometimes :slight_smile: ) all the way back to the top (our Template board is at the bottom) to get to the child Team template you want to work on.

Would love to see a global library of templates. :+1:

I have done a quick mockup of how this library might look once you choose to create a new task.

  • Click Add Task
  • Immediately gives you ability to start searching which filters through the library of templates
  • Hit enter and card is created

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Hello,

is there a chance to make task template for already existing projects?
I mean I found a way to make task templates but I would like to assign those template to already existing projects. We have over 400 projects and I wonder if there is an option to assign those templates to thos projects in bulk.

Kindest regards

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Hi @Michał_Dańczak, welcome to the Asana Community forum :wave:t2:

Great question! At this time, it is not possible to add task templates to multiple projects in bulk. Hopefully this is something our Product team can consider for future updates. I’ll make sure to update this thread if I have any updates about this feature! :slight_smile:

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Add dashboards to this as well :slight_smile:

Is there really a maximum of 10 templates allowed per project? Why?!

A note: you currently can’t use task templates in your “My Tasks” view, which is annoying. I was hoping to be able to create a task with a new template straight from My Tasks view. Right now, instead, I have to navigate to a particular project, and then make the task. (I was trying to avoid doing that, because my old workflow was to simply duplicate an existing task that was acting as my template, but that still required me to go to another project to do it)

Can I duplicate task template to another project on asana

Hi @Pai_Apassanan and welcome to the forum,

Asana does not currently support duplicating task templates. You can vote for that feature here:

Totally agree, will be great to have a Templates Library! Waiting for this new feature!

I think the point is to use the template library for more than one project. If you want to you the ‘Monthly Website Maintenance’ in another project, you will need to create it again.