I’m creating a chart that pulls upcoming tasks per assignee across all projects; however, when I generate a report the project column doesn’t automatically populate for the corresponding tasks. Some projects populate for some tasks but there doesn’t seem to be a pattern or a reason for the variation. Not sure if I’m missing a step.
Using a Mac Pro, screenshot below.
My guess those tasks are actually subtasks, and subtasks don’t belong to their parent task’s project. Is this the case?
Hi Bastien, thanks for your response. Yes, the tasks are subtasks. I’ve been noodling with the system for a bit and can’t figure out how to have the project automatically populate in the report. When I open the subtasks from the chart, I can see that the subtasks are housed in a specific project, but ideally when running a report for a team, I need the project easily visible within the initial list so they don’t have to open each line item.
That’s a well known “issue” within Asana, there is no way to show the project there unless subtasks are specifically multi-homed into the project itself (either manually or with an automation). @lpb any idea?
Got it. Thanks Bastien. So far the only work around I’ve found is tagging each task/subtask (for continuity) with the project. Let me know if you find another way.
@Bastien_Siebman and @ValNicole,
Yes, multi-homing into the “parent project” is an option, or tagging.
Sometimes my solution is just to make sure the subtasks’ parent has enough context (perhaps with project name/abbrev or not if not required), because the parent automatically shows along with the subtask name (not shown in your image, @ValNicole), perhaps:
Draft blog < Client1 - 2022 06 01 “Meaning of Life”
Edit blog < Client1 - 2022 06 01 “Meaning of Life”
Publish blog < Client1 - 2022 06 01 “Meaning of Life”
Flowsana.net (@Phil_Seeman) can automatically add strings, like project names and abbreviations) to tasks too.
Hope that helps,
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