@Marie I’d like to report an issue with the new CSV importer.
CSV Importer is not honoring the order of tasks on the spreadsheet, which is irritating for a small scale import like I’m doing, but would be horrendous for a large one.
Since you cannot multi-home section headings anymore across projects, it broke a bunch of things I’d set up. [Yes I was lazy. Yes I’m paying for it now. Yes thank god SNL is back on air so I have something to watch while I try to fix this.] Tonight I wanted to quickly fix the formatting of our annual operating plans for each department by adding back the headings of the quarters.
Steps to recreate:
- Made a test CSV file using help guide instructions Marie posted up top. It says I can add a column called “Section/Column” and if that section does not exist, it would create for me. https://asana.com/guide/help/api/csv-importer
Specifically " Before you get started: tips to organize the data in your spreadsheet" and item #8.
Created a new project (as a test) and selected my CSV to import. The preview window shows the tasks in the correct order. In my use case, the quarters and fiscal years are ordered correctly.
The result is that the new project is created but the task order is not honored, and thus my section headings are not in order.
Thanks for reporting this issue.
Also just a shout out to EVERYONE who posts on the Asana forum. I don’t post very often but really find this place so valuable when I’m feeling stuck, need some inspiration, or need validation of some…ahem…feelings towards a recent Asana change or update.