Hi folks, just wanted to share my quick workaround on how to get subtasks to have Custom Fields. It’s a bit hacky but I think it works out pretty well.
I currently have a “Fitness” project with each task representing a day of my workout. Each task has subtasks representing different exercises. For example, “Monday” has the subtasks “Bench Press”, “Chest Fly”, and “Pushups”. I want my exercises to have the Custom Fields for “Sets”, “Reps”, and “Weight”. It doesn’t make much sense for the parent task “Monday” to have these fields, but I do want to keep track of these on my exercises.
This is what I do:
- Create a new project
- Add Custom Fields to this project
- Perform an Advanced Search on my current project for subtasks only. This will give me all subtasks for every day in my parent project.
- Multiselect (https://asana.com/guide/help/faq/multiselect) the results
- Multi-home (https://asana.com/guide/help/tasks/fields#gl-multi-home) the results into my new project I created earlier.
Now I can easily add values to each subtask! I’ve carried this workaround to various other personal projects to great success.
I hope this helps!