What can we help you with?

e.g. Gantt chart, Creating tasks, Sharing folders

Blog

[Status: Not planned] Ability to merge tasks

70 comments

  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Colin Hall

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

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Patrick Donnelly

    Would like to have this feature. 

     

     

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Valerie Carsey

    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. 

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    janet andrews

    (Edited )

    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.

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Valerie Carsey

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

    Is this helpful? 1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Peter van Teeseling

    +1 for me as well!

     

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Ken Paynter

    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. 

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Lyndsey Yates

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

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Kayte Fischer

    Needed

    Is this helpful? 4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Kerry Haymore

    Definitely Needed; please consider. 

     

    Is this helpful? 4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Sebastian Vad Lorentzen

    (Edited )

    +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

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Angi Hast

    This is something we need as well.

     

    Is this helpful? 4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Angi Hast

    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

     

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Angela Habisohn

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

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Stephen

    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 ๐Ÿ‘

    Stephen Community Team at Wrike ๐ŸŒŽDiscover... Wrike Discover and become a Wrike expert. Click here to get started

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    janet andrews

    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.

     

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Derek Cheng

    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.

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Erin O'Donnell

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

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Ashley Amelunke

    This would be very useful.

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Emilia Kasprzyk

    Hi, I need it also. Strongly.

    If you need inspiration look like OTRS resolved it ;)

    E.

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Kama Solevad

    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!

    Is this helpful? 4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Brian Davis

    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!!!

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Sean Paul Gonsman

    +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).

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Nicole Guaetta

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

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Jason Huett

    We need this function as well!

     

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Laureen Hoeft

    This would be great

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Stefanie Maclin-Hurd

    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.

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Lisa

    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. 

    Lisa Community Team at Wrike ๐ŸŒŽDiscover... Wrike Discover and become a Wrike expert. Click here to get started

    Is this helpful? 1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Thomas H Murray

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

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Lindsey Newman

    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.

    Is this helpful? 1
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.

Folllowing List for Post: [Status: Not planned] Ability to merge tasks
[this list is visible for admins and agents only]

Community

Welcome ๐Ÿ––

Hi there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Want to become a black belt Wrike Ninja? Here's how to earn a Wrike badge

Welcome ๐Ÿ–– Have you checked out this week's Release Notes yet?

Hey! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Curious about something? Visit How To to search and ask the Community for answers.

Welcome! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Figured out a good tip or trick? Share it in Best Practices.

Want to connect your existing software to Wrike? Learn and ask how in the API section.