Project status impacting task status and vice versa

Currently when a project status is updated to "Completed", "Cancelled", or "On Hold", any remaining tasks are not affected. A user has to go into the tasks and manually change the status of each task. It would be great to have the ability to change the remaining task statuses by just changing the project status. For example, if we had to put a project "On Hold", it would be great if all of the tasks changes to "On Hold" as well without having to manually change them. On the other side, it would be great if all tasks were marked a specific status, the project status would update to that status. For example, if all of the tasks within a project were marked "Complete", it would be great if the project would automatically mark itself as "Complete" so that we wouldn't have to do it manually.

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Yes, giving the option to update "children" when parents are updated, so tasks when projects are updated, is a huge help.  You already ask the question when you update a task whether to update subtasks, so could this simply be applied one level higher in the hierarchy?

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YES! We have projects go "on-hold" more often than I would like to admit. Is there a way to automate the subtasks to on-hold. What a manual and time consuming effort for some of our templates with 97 subtasks 😵😬🤢💩

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Is there an update on this feature? We too are looking to automate when a project is placed "On Hold" the tasks and subprojects that are still active move to "On Hold" as well.

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Oh! I can't agree more! This is an absolute must! It doesn't make any sense to put project On Hold and then keep al the tasks active. And even if we use mass edit you have to filter it. Because we put projects on hold at any stage of the process, many tasks can be already in progress or completed. So when Project is back from on Hold we need all statuses back for the tasks automatically. 

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Hey everyone, thank you for all of your feedback! It's been passed on to our Product team, I'll keep you posted on any updates 😊

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Hi, any news on this?

The last feedback from Wrike is from March.

This seems so trivial, I can't find any reasons why someone thought not to implement it in the first place.

 

Whatever the final decision is (you may perfectly decide that it is not an important feature, if you have the right data to back up your decision this is fine), however as a general impression I think you guys move very slowly. We have been using the system for more than a year and have seen very little to 0 new feature in this time frame.
We use an other tool called Coda, which is for a total different purpose, they deliver several features a month. This is impressive!

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Thank you for reaching out and letting us know your thoughts, Stephane Hildbrand! Our team is working on a feature that should be helpful in this scenario 🙂 I can't share more details at the moment, so please stay tuned for the updates in the coming weeks!

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Following this one!

I need this feature when putting large projects (with many subtasks) on hold.

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Hi everyone! Our team has recently released Wrike's Automation Engine, and with that, it's now possible to automatically change the project's status if all tasks in it are completed.

Hope this helps! 

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Lisa - this doesn't cross the Project vs Task barrier. There is no option to automate cancelled tasks when a project is cancelled. 

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Hi Megan McGuire, you're correct, I was only mentioning it for the "vice versa" scenario of this suggestion. 

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