Rule trigger: Task added from specific project

Hi Asana team! I’m really loving Asana so far, and finding my productivity has increased SO much from just a few months ago. I’m trying to make the most of My Tasks by creating automatons and rules. I have My Tasks set up by sections based on projects, (and sub-organized by date due) so that i can quickly scan all the projects i’m working on and see tasks due today.

In the list view of My Tasks, I’m finding that incoming (newly assigned to me) tasks are stacking up quickly, and get overwhelming. It would be great if you could customize the rules so that I can auto-add incoming tasks from specific projects to a specific section in My Tasks. I can understand why you would want to have people manually move incoming tasks, so users don’t miss when a task is assigned to them. But especially if I am the user who created the task and assigned myself, I’m obviously already aware of it and its just a lot of extra work to move tasks around every day. Could you create the ability to tweak a rule to be something like:

New Rule:

  1. trigger: “task added to my tasks”
  2. ADD: "IF task was created by [myself] and project is [project name] then
  3. action: “move task to [section]”.

Does that make sense? Would be great to have more specificity to the “if this than that” functionality of rules, in general. This would be super helpful for me.

Thank you for considering!

Hi @Toria_Somerville, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback!

While this feature isn’t available at this time, hopefully it’s something our Product team can implement in the future.

I’ll keep you posted and let you know if we have any updates :slight_smile:

Hi everyone,

Not sure if this is possible:

  • We have set a rule so that any task added to the project defaults to a section
  • But we only wanted this to happen when tasks have been created in other projects
  • If the task is created in the project itself, it should stay in the section it has been placed in

Is there any way to do this?

Thanks in advance

Hi @Luke_Barlow, welcome to the Asana Community Forum :wave:

While this feature isn’t available at this time, hopefully it’s something our Product team can implement in the future

We do have an existing thread for this feature request in the #productfeedback category so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the existing one to consolidate feedback.

I’ll keep you posted and let you know if I have any updates :slight_smile:

Thanks for the reply @Rebecca_McGrath - hopefully this is something you can add in the future.