Sorting in Asana

Adding my voice here. I rely on Asana heavily for my job and this lack of feature REALLY slows me down. Please add it! I’ve taken to drag sorting in the unsorted view because I want this functionality do much, but it’s a silly ridiculous approach.

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I want to look at the incomplete tasks for the whole company. I want to group tasks by Assignee, and within each Assignee I want those tasks to be in due date order.

Currently, there is no way to do this. When I sort by assignee the tasks are in no logical order - it makes no sense!

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I think this would be a great feature, @Chris_Wyatt. I was just discussing this with someone else in another thread who wanted to sort by project and also due date. It would be so handy to be able to sort by more than one filter.

I hope you don’t mind but I’ve changed the category of this thread to Product Feedback, and people will be able to vote on it as a potential new feature.

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Hey @Mark_Hudson I was just wondering if there was any movement on this feature request. It’s something we’d like as well!

Hi @Cobi_Druxerman

I’m not sure if it’s something Asana has on its roadmap at the moment, but if you haven’t already, you can vote for the feature at the top of this thread.

Here’s @Alexis’ original explanation of how the product feedback process works:

i just tried to do this today with a saved report. group by assignee and sort each by due date. all the tasks under each assignee are currently in a random order and there is no way to sort them when grouped by assignee.

after nearly 2 years from the start of this thread, maybe there is little hope of getting this resolved?

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Having multiple options to sort by would be super helpful. I spend so much time reorganizing our boards and lists just to get things into a better order for the team.

Lists views
Ineed the ability to sort items within their sections.
For example, we have a list view project that is set up with sections for each of the Sprints we are working on for the quarter. If I sort the list on a Priority field, everything gets moved out of the setions made for each sprint. I want to be able to sort items by the field and keep them in their sections.

For Board view
When you are in the task details (of a task on the board) and change which column the task is in, it shows up in random places in that column. Sometimes at the top, sometimes at the bottom, other times in the middle.
I then have to manually resort that column.

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I’m a brand new Asana user and ended up here because I couldn’t figure out how to sort within sections. It’s a huge bummer to see that users have been requesting this feature for over 2 1/2 years with no update from Asana. Our team was getting ready to buy a premium subscription, but without this basic functionality we may need to look elsewhere.

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It would be incredibly useful to be able to sort by more than one field. For instance, Completed/Incomplete and then Status. Right now the only way to achieve this seems to be manually moving tasks.

HI @Jandi_Lee_Willis and thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! This is actually a quite popular request in the Forum and we already have a thread on this topics! I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the existing thread to consolidate all feedback in one place; hope that’s ok!

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That’s great! Sorry I didn’t find it! :slight_smile:

@Jandi_Lee_Willis, and others, until Asana hopefully improves sorting, consider the free (to most users/companies) Asana2Go:

Larry

This request to sort by multiple attributes (at least by project and then due date) is over 2 years old. How do we get this to happen? What are we paying for? Sorry to be blunt, but it seems like a basic feature and it’s been a long time.

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Please vote for my sorting request aswell! :smile:

I would also really like to see this feature - specifically, I’d really like to have the ability to sort by due date within sections - not all of my sections are interrelated, so when I sort by due date it mixes up my different types of tasks I have per project.

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Tiago_Claus - I am asking the same question. Primary Secondary sort seems like a very fundamental requirement. In the advertising it states that it is like a spreadsheet (Not). In any spreadsheet I have used you can have as many secondary sorts as you want, Asana doesn’t even have one.

Any more information on this, the silence on this request is deafening.

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Agreed, This functionality is definitely needed asap.

It’s insane, it seems like tasks are BARELY linked to the section it’s nested in. When I do try to sort by due date, tasks are literally pulled out of my sections. This gets even messier when I show completed tasks. Asana can’t automatically separate the completed tasks from the incomplete tasks within the same section? I guess the only work around is to manually move the tasks yourself by dragging and dropping (with no sorting) which feels like a very archaic method. Please fix this soon!