Custom Fields feedback

Below is feedback on the custom fields in Wrike:
- It would be ideal to add multiple custom fields to the Table view at one time, rather than click the plus and then select the field each time.
- It would be helpful if Wrike didn't allow users to create fields with the same name. If a field isn't shared with everyone or if a user isn't paying attention to what is already in the system, it's far too easy to create a redundant field. And even administrators cannot delete the field.
- An administer function to view who created which fields and to determine if a field has been used would be good. By hovering over the field name in the cog option (top left of Table view), you see the creator of the field. However, a view where all can be seen at once would make it easier to troubleshoot duplicates and keep a clean list.
- Alternatively, limiting who can add custom fields would eliminate most of these issues.

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Anastasia

Hi Clair, thanks so much for sharing this feedback, these suggestions are great! I'll direct other users who are interested in seeing these enhancements to your post, so they could add their votes/comments here too.

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Not sure how to 'vote' but I totally agree with this

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Michael, thanks for weighing in on this! To add a vote to the original post, click the "+" on the counter right under the post itself, here's what it looks like:

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Custom fields start out as "Shared with everyone", but after making a custom field private, there is no obvious way to change it back to "Shared with everyone". In a live chat I had with a Wrike representative (who linked me to this thread to add this feedback here), it looks like you can type in "My Team" to mostly revert back to a shared with everyone state, but this is not a perfect solution (especially since our account doesn't have the "My Team" group, because it was created before that option existed).

I think there needs to be a simple option that allows you to revert back to "Shared with everyone" after a custom field has been made private. As of now with our account, I have to manually select close a hundred users to revert back to a shared with everyone state.

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Anastasia

Kevin, thank you for taking the time to post this here after communicating with the team! Your suggestion definitely makes sense, and it's great to have it here for our Product Team to see.

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:There should be an option to add same data(Custom Feild-Values) to all tasks in a project/Folder. As it takes too much time to add Each field manually

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One issue that may occur when allowing everyone to edit custom fields is that one PM may create a drop-down with 5 options, then someone else may edit these drop-downs while they are in use in a project for the first PM - causing issues for the first project.

I'd suggest making everyone else (except admins) read-only on the custom fields from the beginning.

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It would be nice to have a separate area to see all custom fields, potentially under account management. So you can see all fields and manage, edit and remove them all in once place with with ability to multi select and edit etc.

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Hey everyone, thanks for your continued feedback on Custom Fields, we track and report all of it 🤝

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