Wrike Calendar - display tasks by Custom Field dates

We have different milestone dates that are currently being captured in Custom Fields that I would like to also be able to visualize on a Calendar.

Current Work-around: What I've been doing as work-around is to change the Due Date on the task to match the specific milestone so it will show in the calendar that way, (and append the task name to reflect the kind of milestone due date), however it's tedious to change the due dates and task name to reflect that all the time.

Suggestion: Wrike Calendars that are "Smart based on Tasks" is really helpful to visualize due dates when selecting "End Date" for Task Duration to Display. The ability to create calendars that display Custom Field dates as an end date would allow calendars that display the same tasks, but showcase the different kind of milestone due dates.

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I agree. This would be very useful in my role. I'm currently evaluating project management tools for my work, and not being able to have the option is very challenging.

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Stephen

Hi guys, I'd like to get a little more information about your processes and how you're creating Milestone dates.

Usually, milestones are tasks themselves within the Project. I'd like to understand more about your projects and how a single task has multiple milestones?

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Stephen, I don't know much about the other two, but for me here is how this would be useful. 

I have people submitting a request form to create a task that has multiple facets. One might be creating content, another is get it on the website, and another might be the time that we need to be actively communicating that request from our stage or social media. A single request form can't create multiple dates, or separate tasks that aren't related, so we would love to be able to tie a calendar to the custom field dates we have created so I can view those things as they are necessary..

In practice, a calendar that shows the due date of the content creation task. And another calendar that shows when I need to get that on the website.... one task, multiple stages and multiple due dates. 

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@Jordan Hi, thanks for sharing this here, it'll really help when our Product team when they review this suggestion 👍 I'll update you here when I have news about this request.

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This would be very helpful! 

I.e. we do a lot of marketing, it would be very nice to display the days the ads are running without interrupting the normal work calendar. If I create a custom date start and a date end field (or a custom date range field😁), and could display these dates in the calendar. This could be used to display helpful information in an orderly manner that don't have any additional information or takes any effort, but is still useful information for the task. 

It's not every small task or piece information you want to create a sub-task or task for, this could easily get very cluttered. 

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This would be very helpful. Using custom fields for dates in tasks that relate to marketing activities is what we would use them for. For example, if we are creating video content, I would like to see the shoot date, and release date which are both custom fields without having to make a separate subtask with the task title information. 

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Please implement this functionality. 

Our use case would be for managing the dates required to complete updates for a any sort of entity. I want to create a ticket which represents a specific restaurant location. I use custom field to define all of the offerings for this location. Frequently the offerings and associated ad buys change and I want to create a calendar and gantt charts based on the custom field launch dates. This will allow me to have one ticket that contains all of the information for a location and the ability to schedule. Currently every location needs a custom ticket for each possible launch date. We deal with large restaurant brands and hundreds of individual locations. We currently use another system to handle the scheduling because Wrike does not give us the flexibility to do it.

 

 

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Hugh

Hey everyone,
 
Thank you for sharing all of your feedback and use cases here. Input from the Community is a key factor in the Product team's process as they put together the Product roadmap, so your suggestions are appreciated.
 
At the moment, there are currently no plans to implement this feature into Wrike. I understand that this will come as disappointing news, but if anything changes here, I'll be sure to keep you posted.
 
If there's anything else that I can help you with, feel free to reach out at any time.
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This would be helpful for our team. 

Echoing Johan's comment that a Gant Chart View tied to a custom field date range would be particularly useful.

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Hi Stephen, this seems to be an old post but I wanted to specifically address your question?

For most repetitive-type requests (80-90% of requests) our group uses multiple milestones within a single task.
This is done by outlining a proposed timeline w/milestone dates (ex: 1st review, Quality Control/Proofreading, Marketing Approval, etc) within the task's description.

The advantages:

  • A single place (task) to convey teams' scheduling expectations.
  • A single Wrike task is also compact and provides a convenient index when researching previous requests.
  • Tasks do not take up valuable real-estate in the (left) side-bar like project do.
  • From our experience, it's more intuitive and easier for new onboards to navigate.

The disadvantages:

  • It requires manual oversight (it requires updating task milestones dates manually).
  • If schedules don't go as planned, it requires manual intervention.

 

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Hi Andrew Goddard, thank you for sharing your use case in detail here, I've shared it with the team.

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