We now use asana for stock management and a subtask sits under a parent location task.
I have been trying to use a QR code generator to quick link to the location task.
This would mean that anybody could use a mobile devise to scan a location and instantly update the stock level.
Currently when i scan a QR code generated from the task link it opens in the web initially, then transfers this to the app, but seems to open my tasks rather than the specific task referenced.
How are you generating the QR code? Are you able to see the actual URL that the code is going to?
I think somehow some part of the link is getting “lost in translation”, so to speak - because if it’s a valid task link and it’s being fed to the Android operating system to handle, it should go to the specific task in the Asana Android app (I just tested this to make 100% sure). So at the moment I would recommend focusing on the link itself as the problem source.
P.S. I agree with Jason - that’s a cool idea you have.
Do you have any idea how i might export the URL for a number of tasks automatically?
This is the biggest stumbling block in my process since we are having to ‘create link’ and copy paste it each time to generate a QR code, whereas to import a database would be slick!
It turns out the problem is that when you export a report CSV the last digit in the task ID is always ‘0’ in excel - the solution is to import into google sheets - as found here - Some Task IDs are incorrect on CSV Export
I’ve been looking for solutions to manage stock and inventory through asana and I landed here. Your approach sounds great from the outline. Do you have a detailed blog on this somehwere which could help me understand in detail about the implementation?
If not, would you be able to help out or put something like a guide. It will be a great help to huamity