The ability to select any Asana user from a custom field type: user would be incredibly useful for my company.
The main task can have a task owner, but it would be good to be able to create custom columns for other roles on the task such as “Copy Writer”, “Designer” etc.
This should be just left to subtasks, as sometimes these people’s role don’t include specific tasks, or their tasks come later down the line, but the assignees need to be visable from the time the project is set up.
Monday.com has the ability to select users in custom columns.
Asana should also have, Date, Time, URL, email, phone custom fields that reject invalid input (again text field is not good enough for this).
Asana should have at least all the same custom fields as in Monday:
It would help us big time in tracking the general owner / creator of the task, vs who it is assigned to at the moment. This would allow for the task to switch assignees, depending on where the ball is at the moment, but to stay informed who is ultimately reponsible for managing this end2end.
Imagine e.g. a lawyer pipeline of issues, tracked in one project. The lawyer would like to see “table style”, who are the business owners of each issue/task, even though the task is currently on her.
The lack of the feature prevents few of the processes to move smoothly from gsheet to asana.
I understand that this feature would potentially also address the “multiple task assignees” problem, that is requested by many users.
Of course I also understand, that it creates number of questions regarding the implications for the users “used” in the custom field → should they see somewhere that they are selected in custom field?
For start, I would recommend to treat this just as another custom field, with users as a database to chose from. But not to complicate things and just do regular sorting / search / reporting on this, without additional views. Users can create custom reports for that if needed.
Currently I’m considering creating the custom field “users” and adding all the users by hand (plus remembering to update while people change) → you can imagine my frustration around it
Hi Andrea, yes the linked suggestion is exactly what I’d like.
I should be able to create as many custom fields as I like that use the dynamic list of account users as the possible selections in a drop down (a variation of selecting single choice or multi choice data types).
Hi everyone! I see some of you have requested an option to see who has created a task in list view, similar as you can see the task assignee at the moment. I’m happy to announce we are launching the new Metadata Fields!
Going forward, you will be able to add the following fields to project list view by toggling them on from the Customize Menu:
Hi there! I can see the “Created by” field, but it doesn’t appear in the list when I’m trying to create a rule. For example, if this request was created by [name], assign it to [name]. Is that feature on its way? Am I missing something?