Rules triggers and action for subtasks within the same workflow

Building a new project using workflow.
The project is built with sections, and custom fields.

To keep the visibility contained the list (or board) view, we are using subtasks for dependabilities.

Right now I can build a workflow for the task itself. I would like to be able to continue using workflow within the same screen but continue the action to subtask.

Here is an example:

Trigger: When task is moved to section A,
Action: create subtask 1

I would like to continue within the same workflow and say:
Trigger: when subtask 1 is marked complete
Action: change status to Y

I would like to see rules coordinate the flow between tasks and subtasks as it will create an enhanced efficiency for teams to work



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Yes yes! I need this to happen. The reason for me is that I need to include multiple approvals within the same task. If triggers can only be attached to whole-task changes, then that limits things a bit.


I got excited about setting up some rules after I reviewed the feature. Then I realized that there is no way to apply the rules I built to sub-tasks.

This feels like a really big shortcoming. Why would I not want to do the same thing to subtasks?

In fact, why are sub-tasks different than tasks? They should be just nested tasks, but there seem to be a number of features that don’t work well with sub-tasks. :frowning:



FYI the rules capability in our Flowsana integration supports rules on subtasks.


I can’t believe this trigger doesn’t exist. It should also exist for Approval subtasks


Hey Everyone,

Looks like Asana quietly released a feature to address this. Now we can run rules on subtasks. This is huge for me!! :man_dancing: