Show number of underlying tasks in Board columns

I’d like to request a feature to provide a task counter at the top of each column in a project. We have boards with dozens of tasks in workflow columns, and it would be helpful to know the total number of tasks in that column without needing to scroll and manually count. Placing it next to the title of that column would be simple and easy.


Hi @Michael_Transon, welcome to the forum and thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

We already have a thread about this topic, I’ve gone ahead and merged your request with Show number of underlying tasks in Board columns to consolidate votes.

This is all I want from Asana at the moment. Every week for status reports I have to manually count the number of tasks in each column. It’s so tiresome and this feels like an obvious feature to include.

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This should be a really easy addition to implement (array.length?) I am also surprised that it’s not currently possible. It’s available in Jira and Basecamp. Jira even shows the count per person. I don’t know why Asana skipped it :man_shrugging:

Other than that, I love this app! :grin:

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Please add this feature. It is so easy to do and very helpful. Just a counter for each column showing the number of tasks

This seems to be such an oversight by Asana. A product designed for task efficiency has no way to tell you efficiently how many tasks you have other than to manually count them???

Another vote for this feature!


Hello. Any updates on possibly implementing this?

Another upvote for this as it’d be very helpful for my team’s sprint planning sessions

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Is there any update on adding this. The mockup added by @jonathan_stern is perfect.

Must have number of tasks per column!

As others said, this is a critical feature and information for Kanban processes. If this doesn’t change we will need to switch to JIRA, where this feature is implemented. Is this feature planned for development @Emily_Roman ?


I agree with everyone here, this is a MUST have feature. Even free project trackers (like Trello) have this option. Please add this, it has been requested for two years now.

Fwiw, I was able to find a workaround, perhaps it could work for you too:)

Within the project board, I clicked on the Dashboard tab >> Add Chart and was able to make a graph of the number of tasks in my Done section. Afterwards, when i look at the graph i can see a count. Hope that helps!

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This post is is wrong and misleading. The requested feature is still not available in Asana.

I’m surprised that this isn’t something within Asana. I thought that perhaps I was “doing something wrong” based on the posts from earlier, but it in fact doesn’t show up on the new list view OR the board view for me (even after enabling stuff in my settings). Thank you to Ediaz for the suggestion as that will work for me for now, but this seems like this would improve the lives of a lot of people.

Hi Joe, I have been struggling to get such a report out of the API; would you be willing to share the code?

Hi there,
in the board view it would be SUPER helpful to have a little number on top of the section that counts how many task are in that section (full or filtered).

Hello @Corinne_Dentello welcome to the Asana Community Forum :wave:

I have found an existing feedback thread that I recommend upvoting: Show number of underlying tasks in Board columns

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