Unable to delete a section?

Unfortunately I cannot delete this section - no sorts, no filters - just a section with 113 complete and incomplete tasks. I want to remove all sections.
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I already had the issue, and I was able to finally delete it. I don’t remember my exact hack, I believe I went to Board, created another column, deleted them from there…

If you invite me as a guest I could try to do it…

I’ll catch major heat if I invite someone, there, ha! My challenge is trying to delete all the sections. It’s seems to want to “keep” one.

And, if I add another section and then delete the original - Asana moves all the tasks to the newly created section. I just want to go back to “no sections” for this project. Don’t understand what the hurdle is :frowning:

I am 99% sure you can, just don’t remember the steps…

I just tested this and I was able to delete the last section once I moved the tasks out of the section.

So I bulk-moved the tasks out of the section and then it worked to delete the last section left.

No section left but tasks still in the project

Hi @Joe6 :wave:

As @Andrea_Mayer wrote: I was able to delete the last section once I moved the tasks out of the section.

If the section contains tasks and you try to delete it, then you have the option to either delete the tasks as well or move them to another section. So,try creating a new section before deleting it.

Also, I don’t think you can have a ‘no sections’ empty project. There should be at least one section. Please, anyone… feel free to correct me if I’m wrong! :sweat_smile:

Hope that helps.


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Thanks Elina - but, new projects don’t have sections? That’s the goal (no sections).

In either case, I created a new project, moved the tasks, and deleted the original, so going to mar this down for now. Thanks for the input, however!

Hi @Joe6 ,

I might not have explained things well… However, I’m glad you found a solution!

I believe it depends on which view you work (List, Board, Timeline etc) and maybe that’s what confuses you.

When you have a new project and the ‘Untitled Section’ is there by default, you’ll be able to see it under the Board view. However, if this is the only section, then on the List view you will find only and all your tasks.

Hope it’s clearer now :nerd_face::ok_hand:



Thanks Elina!

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The hack that @Bastien_Siebman mentions is to create a task in List view, and then drag and drop it above that pesky section that can’t be deleted.
Once you do that, Asana will recreate the default ‘Untitled section’ (as it always appears in the Board view, but NOT in List view) allowing you to delete that pesky section. :wink: