Template tasks with link to other template tasks in description

Hello Everyone,

I hit a small roadblock in a template I use. The template is composed of many tasks. In some task description, I need to link (with the @) other tasks.
HOWEVER (here comes the trouble)
When I create a new project with the template, the links in the task descriptions are referred to the template, and not to the new project.

Template 1

  • Task 1
  • Task 2 (in the description the link is to Template 1-Task 1)

New Project (Created from Template 1)

  • Task 1
  • Task 2 (in the description the link is STILL to Template 1-Task 1, and not to New Project-Task 1)

Do any of you know how to overcome this?


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@Carlo I did some testing of your issue and came up with the same problem. I think the problem is that the @mention identifies the task I.D. number and whether you duplicate the project or go the template route I think it is still going to duplicate the ID of the template. Maybe somebody else can figure it out. Sorry

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Hi @James_Carl
Thanks for the comment

You are right when you say that it is the ID which links the specific task. I was hoping that being a template, it was using the assumption that all the tasks and the links inside the template itself would be linked to the “implementation” of the template…

@Carlo I think your observation is a very worthy observation and should be suggested as an improvement. For instance, dependent tasks seem to hold their relevant project. I think solution would have to be if the task mention is inside the project it switches to the new project, if outside the project stays the same.


Hi @Carlo, has anybody suggested this observation as an improvement?

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If you want this to become a product request you need to move the thread to the product feedback category of the forum so people can upvote it.

Thanks Bastien,

I do not know how to do it.
Can you help me?

I’ll let @Marie confirm that we can

@Bastien_Siebman / @Marie - I’m experiencing this issue 2 years later, so I’m assuming there haven’t been any updates. Was the thread ever moved to the product feedback so we can upvote? If so, could either of you provide the link?


Same issue here as well. Other than task dependencies I’m not sure how to create a workaround. Task dependencies aren’t really the same and are not the functionality I want to create.