Roll up/add values from related tasks into another task

Is there a way to add values from fields on dependent tasks? Here’s what I’m hoping to do:

  • Create a task.
  • Add tasks in other projects as dependencies.
  • Add a custom number field to all of the tasks.
  • Sum the numbers from all dependent tasks onto the “parent” task.

Or is summing values only available from subtasks to tasks?

@Christy_Lutz,

I’m afraid that’s not possible natively in Asana, though you could do it with the API and custom code.

Asana offers sums of tasks’ numeric fields in a section in a project’s list view, the various dashboards offer number charts that are sums, and portfolios offer roll-ups, but I don’t think any of those are exactly what you’re looking for.

Tasks can show totals for subtasks’ time-tracking fields, but not regular numeric fields.

Thanks,

Larry

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Thank you! This was the answer I needed. I appreciate the specifics, this will help me move forward.

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