[Status: Not planned] Ability to merge tasks

I sometimes come across the situation when two (or more) different people, usually in different teams, set up separate instances of the same task. An example would be the creation of a piece of collateral for an event. The event team might set up a project for the event with a large number of tasks, one of which is to create a flyer. The content team might be independently briefed about the flyer, but not realize or notice there's already a task for it and create another one. If this isn't picked up early I end up with two tasks, each with comments, attachments, working hours, etc. from the respective teams.

I'd like to any easy way to merge two tasks, combining the comment streams, attachments, etc. There would need to be a mechanism for resolving date, status, etc. conflicts during the merge process. 

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Constantly having to do this. Would be a great functional addition.

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Would like to have this feature. 

 

 

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I wanted to through this out there for anyone wanting this feature. A workaround for now that I started using is that you can move a task into another task as a subtask. We mark the extras as "duplicates". Directions: You want to highlight the task you want as the primary and then drag and drop the duplicates on top of the "create a subtask" area of the primary task. 

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Valerie, that does work if two tasks are components of one larger project. The problem is when two or more tasks are actually the same thing, but both have different sets of comments. The ideal would be a way to merge the two tasks into one.

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Janet - I agree. This was the best I was able to come up with that was able to work for my team. 

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+1 for me as well!

 

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I agree. I'm demoing the system and can already see issues here. A marketing manager creates a task stub as part of a project plan. Then marketing manager submits a form request to creative which essentially creates a duplicate task. I'd like to be able to merge or link the two. 

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Would love to see this feature - I've got about 20 tasks someone has added which really should just be the one :/ 

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Needed

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Definitely Needed; please consider. 

 

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+1

 

Copy the Asana "Mark as duplicate" UX, that among other things inherit/adds the followers, projects/folders to the original and allows undoing, and you're good

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This is something we need as well.

 

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This is something we need as well.

Also, @Stephen-Orowe is there a list where we can view what enhancements are currently being developed, what is on the short-term roadmap and what other things are being considered or not (via vote process)?

Thanks, Angi

 

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I've already been asked about merging tasks several times by coworkers. We could use this at our company!

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Hi guys, this is something our team is interested in looking at in the future. They're currently investigating the idea so I have no dates to share right now. As soon as I do I'll be sure to update you here.

Please continue to vote on the original post as this continues to help our Product Team understand the popularity of the suggestion 👍

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The ability to compile/condense jobs that have been (mistakenly) logged separately, is a FUNDAMENTAL need in terms of work organization.  Wrike, you need to offer this to match the efficiency of a human traffic manager.

 

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For the sake of task list hygiene, this would be very useful. I'm sure it's super complicated because of how robust the task object is. The key is that one task be the "master" task and the others are the consolidated tasks. Would love to see this in labs/beta.

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We are a month into using Wrike and I'm already seeing this is necessary. 

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This would be very useful.

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Hi, I need it also. Strongly.

If you need inspiration look like OTRS resolved it ;)

E.

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Yes please!!! Due to the nature of Wrike, and the many users of the system inevitably you are going to have two people creating a the same task that will eventually need to be combined.

This will support the long term usability of Wrike.  If Wrike starts getting "messy" people will want to abandon the system.  This feature would enable teams to keep a clean work flow without loosing important data.

PLEASE: enable the ability to combine tasks. Thank you!

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We had four people ask for this today. Also, every task subject box should include a search like the subtasks do. This should lower the number of duplicates. Has this already been requested? Regardless. Merging and splitting tasks would be excellent features!!!

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+1.  This is a needed feature, especially when doing QA, it's very easy to have duplicate tasks.  A nice feature to go along with this is the ability for Wrike to give you some suggestions for which tasks might be duplicates (since there are usually several words in the task names that are the same).

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We would use this, too.  We hope Wike creates a way to do this easily.

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We need this function as well!

 

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This would be great

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What is the status of this?  Our teams have had a few instances of duplicate requests, and I'd love the capability to merge them.

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Hey guys, thank you for your feedback! This feature is currently not planned; I'll make sure to get back to you if that changes. 

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Agree whole-heartedly with many others above -- need this capability to merge tasks in Table view.

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We need this as well, really important feature.

Two years and still not even planned so i'm thinking we won't see it anytime soon.

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