Sorting Projects by more than 1 Custom Field


I’m writing this Product Feedback post to request an update in Asana for how projects are sorted by custom fields.

Currently, you can only sort a project by 1 custom field, say “department.”

If I have other custom fields in this project, like “customer type,” these fields are not sorted secondly after the primary sort for department has been applied.

For example, let’s say we have 4 departments: operations, marketing, sales, and service.

And, let’s say we have 2 customer types: B2C and B2B.

When I sort the project by department, the custom field “customer type” does not get sorted as well.

This means that although the project is sorted by department, the customer types are scattered in this sorted view versus being grouped together.

There may be a task with the B2C custom field on lines 1, 4, 9, 19… and tasks with the B2B custom field on the lines in between, such as lines 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, etc.

I would like if we could perform a secondary sort so that all B2C and B2B custom field tasks are group together inside of the department custom field sort.

This would help us to keep project further organized and save the fully sorted view as the project default view for the entire team.

I hope that this is something possible to achieve within the system as I think it would benefit many organizations using this platform.

If you have any questions regarding the example provided above, please let me know! I’m happy to clarify anyting.


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