Sorting in Asana

You are absolutely correct. Secondary sorting is a basic feature in most programs, and it is a mystery why this has yet to be implemented in Asana, especially given this widely commented upon thread dating back over two years already. Clearly Asana doesn’t see it as a priority but I hope the ongoing requests wake them up to the reality that it is a key need for users.

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The lack of a primary / secondary sort parameter is the biggest weakness of the Asana tool for our team. With the number of projects and tasks we manage, we need the ability to see them from different perspectives depending upon the specific objective. It seems like this issue has been identified for awhile. Has there been any progress expanding the sort capabilities?

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This lack of functionality regarding task management is really diminishing the value of Asana. The idea that the tasks can’t be sorted by multiple criteria is annoying and time consuming especially in the My Tasks view where it seems that New Today Upcoming and Later would give an option to sort by date due since this is the premise behind these sections. In other projects allow the tasks to sort within the sections they are assigned. This needs to be resolved.

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Please add this. This is becoming an essential function for our workflow.

I’m pretty surprised that given how popular and how well capitalized Asana seems to be that their development team is so slow to impliment requests from the community. I’ve noticed it with this issue as well as several others. I want so much to stick with Asana, but will be hunting around for another platform with a hungrier product developmnt team.

Not sure if this has already been linked somewhere above, but here is another post about this topic: 1) Sort only selected tasks; 2) Sort tasks only within a section

It seems that if you combined all of the topics that discuss more flexible sorting or organization of tasks, this would be one of the most highly requested Asana improvements!

Hi there. I’m writing to request a secondary sort on custom reports. I basically want to sort by likes, then by due date. I realize that not cluttering the UI/UX is important, here is a mockup that I think would work:

For super old browsers that can’t handle dragging and dropping within a dropdown like this, I would just default to a “Edit Sort…” hyperlink at the bottom that let’s the user pick the fields and rank the sorts in a modal.

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Yes PLEASE! I’m new to Asana and the inability to sort “My Tasks” by both project and date has me looking for alternative programs. I really like to see things in an organized way, and right now “My Tasks” is more frustrating to look at than helpful (especially since I have a lot of sub-tasks). I have to go through each one of my Projects each day to make a work-plan that is organized.

I don’t want to sort dates manually. Too easy to miss something. Boards are so far better than lists for sorting!

The advanced search reports are the most amazing part of Asana because they give us the power to gather and present the information our workflow needs, even when that requirement is super specific and weird.

What would really make ALL our asana dreams come true is if we could have a second level of sorting.

For example:

We want to have an overall list of upcoming deadlines. So we have made all deadlines into milestones and then made a report of all milestones. Now we have a list of upcoming deadlines. We want to sort that list by assignee, which we can do, but then the tasks are all jumbled. It would be amazing if we could set a primary sort (assignee) and then secondary sort (date) so that it grouped this by assignee and then in due date order!

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Hi @Tommy_Casual,

I’ll merge your post with Sorting in Asana to consolidate all feedback around sorting options.

I ended up here because I was looking for a way to reverse the order of sorting by completion time, so I could read the chronology of tasks I had accomplished over a certain period. It’s not a huge deal but it would be easier to read forward than backward.

Would be awesome to be able to group tasks in my task by day and by week. Rather that Today/Updcoming/Later.

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I think the mentality with the New Tasks / Today / Upcoming / Later sections is to help you prioritize your work.

With the exception of tasks in ‘New Tasks’ which are sorted by the order in which they were created / assigned to you, I believe it will show tasks in the other sections by due date.

Hi @Randall and welcome to the Forum! :grinning:

There is already a thread on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merge your post to consolidate feedback!

I hope it’s OK.

Have a great day!:grinning:

It’s been over 2 years since the original request. Any reason why the most voted requests are that old and still not completed?

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Is there a timeline on when the secondary sorting function will be added @Natalia Would be great to be able to let our team know when they can expect this.

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+1 - sort by section then date would be a huge level up!

+1 here. This is a popular issue that has been pending for over two years. Can you please impliment this functionality.

Sorting by Team would be another option quite useful to us. Currently when tasks are sorted by Project in a saved search, the Team names are shown but the projects are listed in alphabetical order (!). It would be more useful if they were grouped by Team.

+1 million

please just add sorting on the section level and make my life beautiful :slight_smile: