Subtasks populating with no due date.

I’m not sure if this is a bug, I might be doing this wrong.

With the new variables for due dates in rules, I tried creating subtasks with the rules subtask due date being triggered based on the start date of the parent task. When I create the task, the rules triggers creating the subtasks with no due dates.

SOMETIMES the rule triggers again once the start date is added and then creates tasks with the correct due date but I haven’t been able to figure out how to reproduce that.

Steps to reproduce:

Here is the rule:

and here are the parameters of the subtasks

Browser version: Chrome

What version of Asana are you using: Business

Hi @Christine_Bolton, sorry for the trouble! It’s possible that the “add subtask” rule is triggering before you can add a start date to the parent task. Can you test one of the following workarounds to see if they help?

Option 1- Instead of using “Task added to this project” as a trigger, you might want to use “Task moved to a section”. This way, you will be able to properly create the parent task and input the start date before the rule runs. Then, only when you move this task to the desired section the subtask rule will trigger. You can even create another rule to automatically move the task to the desired section when a start/due date is added to the parent task.

Option 2- Fully create the task with the start/due date using the + Create button, and only then add it to the project. This way, with the start date defined, the subtask rule will properly trigger.

Let me know if these help! :slight_smile:


Yes, that is exactly what was happeneing.

I knew there had to be a better way!:woman_facepalming:

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Glad to hear that helped! :slight_smile:

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