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Converting a Task to a Subtask

Table 55. Availability - Legacy plans


Overview

You can easily add existing tasks as subtasks to any other task in Wrike. If needed, you can add the same task to multiple parent tasks.

Add an existing task as a subtask

From table view:

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  1. Navigate to the folder, project, or space containing the task you want to convert and then switch to Table view 1.

  2. Click and hold the Drag to reorder icon 2 to the left of the task you want to convert (from the Table view panel).

  3. Drag the task you want to convert and drop it over the task where it should be a subtask.

  4. There are two different ways of creating a subtask within a task:

    1. Using three-dot button:

      1. Click on the three-dot button 3 next to the task’s title.

      2. Select Add subitem 4 from the menu list that appears.

      3. Enter Subtask Name or Permalink of the item that you want to convert as a subtask and press Enter.

    2. You can add subtasks directly from the item itself:

      1. Right click on the task.

      2. Select Add subitem 4 from the menu list that appears.

      3. Enter Subtask Name or Permalink of the item that you want to convert as a subtask and press Enter.

Important

List view is not available on accounts created on June 9, 2023, or after this date. We suggest using the New Table View instead.

Tip

If you want to create a subtask from Table view, follow the steps described above, but instead of permalink enter the name for the new task into the field.

From Item view:

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  1. Open the task where you want to add a task as a subtask.

  2. Click Add subitem 1 (or if there are already existing subtasks click + Itemat the bottom of the subitem list).

  3. Begin typing the name of the task in the menu bar 2 you want to convert, or you can paste the tasks permalink there.

  4. Click the task name when it appears in the drop-down list 3 .

Tip

If you need to attach the same subtask to multiple parent tasks you can do that from Item view. Just repeat the steps described above with each parent task separately.

FAQ

Is task-to-project or project-to-task conversion possible?

Yes. Users can convert any generic task or task-based type into a generic project/folder or project-based type and vice versa. Follow the link to find out how to Convert tasks into projects and vice-versa.

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