Is there a way for a team to reference existing attachments (files) that have been uploaded into a project, rather than uploading again?
I added a file during a task discussion, so it is part of the project, but in another task I wanted to bring that file to the attention of people working on that different task. I tried @filename to reference it but it didn’t work. I ended up copy / paste the attachment url.
I think being able to @reference the file like you can with other objects (people, tasks, projects etc) would make for a more consistent interface
So far as I know, asana doesn’t let you at-tag attachments, but:
- You can achieve a similar (though less pretty) result by copying and pasting the address of attachment (see visuals below)
- The disadvantage here is the long, messy-looking link, as asana doesn’t allow you to turn words into links. You can make your link cleaner using bit.ly (as suggested by @Sebastian_Paasch here)
I would want to tag an attachment in a comment section (like you would now add a person, task or project > @attachment name)
and also tag an attachment to several tasks / projects
Hey @Floris_Assies, merged your request thread with this one - don’t forget to hit ‘vote’ at the top left =)
I think this would be lovely, and I know that it’s a little similar to the ‘referencing images’ dilemma in comments, but hopefully some sort of workaround or solution presents itself.
This would be a great feature as I would like to have just a collection of images/designs to reference for the build team. Adding a clickable link is easy enough but would be faster and save a step if we can just reuse the image from existing files.
Yeah I thinik that this feature will be incredibly useful!
I’ve run into wanting this feature. We’ll end up with several attachments on a task, and it would be super helpful to be able to @-mention the files.
is there any ETA for the attachments to be @mention-able and searchable also? What the community thinks about this feature?
Asana never gives any ETA sadly
Haha. asana want to surprise us. That’s the reason
I’m surprised this request is buried. It would be very convenient to be able to @-mention attachments, even if it’s just from within a task’s own attachments.
Interesting… I never considered this, but can see situations in which this might be handy. Especially when a document exists within Asana and a standard naming convention is used making it easy to locate. It would prevent users from having to externally seek out a link to the document within their file-storage system or manually attach a local copy.