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Assign a task based on its folder/project (default task owner)

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    Anastasia

    Hi Beat, thank you for adding this idea to the Product Feedback section! :)

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    Dan Binstock

    I second this - I have considered dropping Wrike because I have to constantly keep adding myself for every single task (I use this for my own work). ย It's enormously frustrating.

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    Jason Satcher

    I just found the keyboard shortcut control + shift + . (period) will assign a task to yourself. I've tried it once and it worked, but not sure of limitations such as what level view you need to be in for it to work.ย 

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    Daniel Nedashkovskiy

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    As a college student who has very little time to plan assignments, but nevertheless needs to, I can attest to the fact that constantly having to assigning oneself is a major nuisance, and this fact alone means that I'm looking for a new project management software. And no, bulk editing does not help much.

    I need to be reminded of my tasks, to be able to quickly and easily input them during class, and to not have to deal with this kind of unnecessary hassle.

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    Beat Z'graggen

    Thank you for sharing. Maybe Wrike is working on it. We can change the workflow of a folder or the default view of a folder. So maybe one day we can at least chose a default owner of unasigned tasks in a folder. Or they allow the option to activate a notification of the project owner if in projects assigned to him new tasks have been created.

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    I hope so too.
    I think new task automatically assign toย project owner or task create user, it's so very useful.

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    Jeff Dimock

    I agree!ย  If I create a task set in the future, but forget to assign myself to the task.... itย never shows up in my "To do today/this week" dashboard.ย  I need to set myself as the default assignee, or I'm going to screw up and miss something.

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    Stephen

    Hi all, I'm wondering if havingย the auto-assign Status functionalityย set up would help here? You can create a Custom Workflow and apply it to the Folder in question.ย Then, depending on the Status you choose when you create a task, you can have predetermined who it should be assigned to.

    It may not work for everyone's ways of working, but it might be something that helps reduce seeing tasks with no assignee at all. Take a look at the above link and let me know if you think it might help ๐Ÿ‘

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    Sergiu Rosu

    Hey Stephen - this could be a good idea for people who are working on their own, as they can set all 'New' tasks to automatically be assigned to themselves. It wouldn't work for bigger teams thoughย as this is only applicable on an account basis, not per user.ย 

    Your relative link doesn't work by the way, I had to manually add it to the end ofย help.wrike.com

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    Stephen

    Hi Sergiu, I agree, thanks for your input here ๐Ÿ‘ And I've also fixed the link now ๐Ÿ˜‡

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    Jonathan Crow

    This would be extremely useful! Workflows are great, but I am not going to make a new workflow for every new project/folder and tell it who to assign tasks to for that project. Workflows are supposed to be more global, i.e. for every project. Default assignment is local, i.e. for just one project where a PM or Engineer needs to be accountable for everything in their little part of the world. Thus we are stuck assigning tasks over and over and over.

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    More extreme option:

    Most annoying is assign to myself. If a user makes a task, it might make sense as a global default for those tasks to be assigned to that user unless a workflow dictates otherwise. No more unassigned tasks unless someone opts out!

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    Kay A

    Workflows don't appear accessible to students or people with "Professional" subscription. This is troubling the people who would probably most benefit from having this functionality like me won't have access to it.

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    Lisa

    @Kay Hi, welcome to the Forums ๐Ÿ™‚ That's correct, Advanced statuses and workflows are available on Business and Enterprise subscriptions. Can you please provide some detail on what you'd like to achieve, maybe the Community will be able to help with some workarounds.ย 

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