Sort by Due Date - ascending or descending option

I actually can’t believe this was not done when they first built this. For me this isn’t even a feature request this is a bug they need to fix. Maybe because this feature has so many votes its at the bottom of their sort list so no one ever gets to it. Maybe they could use the help of a project management tool to help them do this. Oh wait is ASANA not a project management tool… This is so Dumb

I created a Custom Field that was numeric and that is cool. Tasks are scored using multiple metrics. The default sort is low number at the top, large number at the bottom. Tasks that have multiple metrics obviously end up with larger values for a score and are at the bottom.

We want them to then be at the TOP of the list for everyone to focus on and a reverse sort (found in most apps these days) would be just the trick. Default is low to high, click on it again and reverse to High to Low. This is a pretty low bar to meet in 2022.

Could this be given a little more thought by the Asana team?

Asana, so rich in features, abilities, customizations and automation. But sorting lacks some serious core features like this and multi-column sorting. It almost seems like you’re playing a practical joke on us with this one. Even a dude made a basic browser extension to fill in this void that you guys refuse to!

Agreed. Pretty shocked that this isn’t a built-in feature from the beginning and super easy to implement.

Asana is a very slick and rich app, but the omission of descending sort option on any fields is baffling. It likely requires updating a dozen or so lines of code with some extra logic.

Multi-column sort as well, but that’s another topic.

Honestly its been 2 years since this thread started and still this very VERY basic sort feature is not implemented. Its a major oversight. What product manager decided users only need to see the oldest tasks first? Can this be implemented like ASAP??

Was just looking for a solution to this when I came upon your comment, Terry. I would agree and second your request!

Yeah its pretty frustrating especially when they have the up/down arrows beside the filter which indicates sorting ASC/ DES. It seems like a terrible tease.

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We’re still waiting, Asana!

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Crazy that this isn’t a feature yet. How hard can it be?

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Also adding my vote for this. It’s a major issue for anyone using the recurring task function especially. I often need to pull data from old tasks, and when your recurring task list is almost 3 years long and you only need data from the last 6 weeks… Yeah. It’s a pain. Right now I’m trawling through the calendar, but it would be a lot faster if I could just sort by recent due dates.

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Please add this feature-- my heart just sank as I sorted my board by date and realized that it was Only possible in the oldest-newest view. This is NOT useful when I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to view the current tasks!

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Another big let down by asana. You give us so many customizing options and rules and everything but not this basic feature. Whyyyyyyyy.