Return the ability to add metadata to sections

With the recent changes of end Sep 2019, ASANA has removed the ability to work with sections as previously done. We were using sections to define basket of task such as product versions and sprints.
We used to add description including overview, test cases, business need etc and used to have links from other tasks to this section.
This is no longer available :frowning: Good functionality is now removed. Please return this back .

Indeed sections are no longer regular tasks. I don’t think this is coming back though, given than the data model changed… you can still add a description task at the beginning of each section :s

@Bastien_Siebman I don’t think @Yoav_Crombie is asking to bring back “task functionality” on sections, just the ability to have descriptions for sections. Everything else has description areas, even projects and teams – why not sections? Sure, you can add a description task at the beginning of each section, but that’s a really inelegant workaround, which creates clutter in that section.

I agree with Yoav_Crombie, section descriptions can be very useful. Surely there’s some way the Asana team can implement the ability to create section descriptions (if desired), without completely changing the section feature’s new behavior and basic functionality?

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Yes please I agree on that, that’s very important on our side. The use case is very simple : we always had our SPRINT as a section, with the description / objectives of the sprint inside, and in the update status, the link were pointed to the SPRINT section. Now we can not do that anymore and that’s not cool, even if the new interface is nice though ( :

After a recent upgrade we can see the following note “This section was converted to a task. A new section with the same name now appears in your project.”

We previously used sections to outline the standard stages in a project in our template, and made subtasks on those section headings to outline standard steps within that stage - effectively giving the user a detailed template without a project looking cluttered from the outset.

After the recent upgrade a task has been created beneath every section heading with all of the subtasks that were on that heading, leaving an additional task of the same name under every heading in all of our projects.

We would appreciate it if you could add subtasks to headings again.


Yes please, another vote for having sections like they were before! I want the ability to add descriptions and convert between sections and tasks.
Adding another ‘description’ task is just unnecessary clutter.

Additionally, the ability to copy sections from one project to another has also been removed, meaning that the Asana-recommended method of using a master project to collect active tasks is now much harder to use. You now have to type in a section twice if you want to have tasks under the same heading in both the master and the core project.

The worst is that to export to excel, it changed everything, and if you have subtasks, its a chaos!
It was much much better before!

I agree with the people voicing their issues to allow description metadata to Sections. Please add back as they are an important part of our workflow.