Sort by Due Date - ascending or descending option

This would be hugely helpful. Especially when viewing completed tasks. There’s no way in the list view to see the most recently completed first and I’ve got tasks for some projects that go back for years. Pleas add this functionality. Thanks!


We would also be helped by being able to sort by due date both ascending and descending.

We want to view all tasks, but naturally we want the most currently relevant tasks at the top, so we don’t have to scroll down to the very bottom every time we view the tasks.

Are there any plans to implement this feature? Seems like it would be a 30 minute dev job to make this possible.

Thank you!


I want this too!! Another feature that could do a similar thing is the ability to sort out completed tasks.


@Cara_Seccafien and others,

Until this feature becomes available in Asana, you might be interested in ascending/descending and multiple sorts in Asana2Go which is free to most users/companies (disclaimer: I’m the creator):


Out of the kitchen sink of features that asana has it is very weird and frustrating that you are specifically disallowing ascend/descend sort on date and custom fields. Please change this! Or at least make it an option

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Kia ora,

How do I change the sort order by due date in a project list view?

Currently, it sorts with the oldest task at the top. I would like to sort with the newest task at the top. I’ve looked and can’t find this feature. It’s probably really obvious, my apologies if so! :slight_smile:

Thanks for your assistance,


Welcome to the Forum @Simon_Oosterman1 :wave: and thank you for reaching out!

As it stands, it is no possible to change to the order when sorting by due date. By default, task are sorted in a descending order.

I’ve gone ahead and move your post the #productfeedback category to allow you and other users to upvote for this functionality. I’ve slightly edited the title to make it more discoverable to other users. I hope it’s OK.

Have a great Monday!

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This is a definite must-have, especially now that Launching sorting within Sections! 🥳 is rolled out.


Big +1 here. Kind of surprised you guys didn’t build this in by default. I can’t think of any basic apps that don’t have this automatically when sorting any columns.

Looking forward to its implementation!


Having to scroll through years of tasks to find one i completed today is utterly ridiculous.


Hello, when is this coming? It’s pretty basic and critical functionality to be able to sort descending, so that you can see the most recent items at the top.


Totally agree with the above. I desperately need the ascending/descending option. I’m shocked I can only choose one.


totaly agree this is needed


Asana has recently changed the sorting on projects, which has completely ruined the way we use one of our projects. I now have to scroll down through 700+ tasks to see the most recently added tasks. WHY WHY WHY can’t it just be an option for Ascending or Descending sort? Why does Asana make it only work one way?!?!

  • Previously happy, now extremely frustrated Asana user
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Hi @Jubal_Routley,

Have a look at this post.

Could you check if this helps?


Hi @Vaibhav_Khatri,
Thank you for the suggestion. I should note that we are adding tasks to this project via the API and which seems to add them to the bottom of the list (using List layout). If there was a way for the API to use the same add task function as the top button that might resolve our issue.

Hi @Jubal_Routley, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We already have a thread in our #productfeedback category on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merge your post with the main thread to centralize feedback. I’ll make sure to share any updates as soon as we have any information about this feature.

Hi there - is there a solution for the ascending / descending date range for searching for completed tasks?

Having to scroll through hundreds of old tasks just to find something completed a few weeks back is terrible.

Please help! :slight_smile:

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This is such a basic/core/critical feature, that I’m shocked it hasn’t even been implemented yet (after more than 2 years from the original request).

In general, any sorting feature should have an ascending/descending option. So you can… sort.

Boards and lists are supposed to give us a quick overview of the information. And in a lot of cases (really, most of them) we all want to see the last/upcoming tickets, not the ones from months or years ago.

We have tools to create tickets from scratch, to connect tickets to other boards, to create subtasks and follow-up tasks… But still, not a proper/basic way to sort all of these? :persevere:

Please, implement this as soon as possible. It is basic and critical for our daily work. :pray: