Custom Fields | Hide or Show on Project Level

I would really appreciate the ability to show/hide custom fields on the PROJECT level as is available on the TASK level. Seems like it's possible.  My custom fields take up valuable real estate on the Project panel and don't have value to all of my team members.  We use a lot of custom fields to pull specific reports.  

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Anastasia

Hi Patricia, thanks for taking the time to share this! I can definitely understand how that would be useful when there are multiple rows of Custom Fields on the Project level. I'll make sure to direct other users to this post so they could add their votes too! Something I wanted to suggest, in case it helps, is sharing Custom Fields only with those users or groups who will find the information in them relevant. That way, the amount of Custom Fields can be reduced and limited only to those which contain valuable info for different teams and users. Happy to answer any questions about this!

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Greetings Anastasia: Do you know if there will be any movement on this requested feature. It was a big deal when I was at F5.  I suspect they may not be as vocal and on a regular basis as I am.  Because we do a lot of reporting, we have a lot of custom fields and on the project panel/page they take up a lot of valuable real estate.  The tasks custom fields can be expanded and collapsed.  We would like to see the same experience on the project page.  

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Hello, Patricia! I don't have any news about this functionality just yet, but I'm going to check in with our Product Managers about it once more right now. I'll post an update here as I have some info to share. Thanks for keeping this topic active! :)

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Hello Patricia, hope you don’t mind if I step in for Anastasia here. I’ve discussed this functionality with our Product Team and wanted to let you know that while it’s not on our short-term roadmap, it’s definitely something that we will consider. Custom Fields feature was developed a long time ago, and our engineers need to completely rebuild it in order to add something new or change the way it works (and it takes a lot of time). At the moment, I can’t share any plans or estimates about when it’s going to be released, but I can assure you that your comments and requests help our Product Team understand what features and improvements are important for our customers. I will make sure to update this thread as soon as the team starts working on updating Custom Fields.

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It's super frustrating that you can hide a Custom Field in Table View but it doesn't hide that field on the Project Info View. It clutters up the Project Info heavily making it confusing and hard to use. 

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Agreed.  As a group that does a lot of reporting up and down (government!) we will heavily use custom fields to track and report with.  Having flexibility as the administer to lay these out would be preferred, but lacking that, at least an option to show/hide them would be appreciated. 

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Would add a vote for this request 

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Having more flexibility with custom fields would be extremely beneficial!

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I have found at least 3 other similar requests for this that I'm afraid aren't being directed to this topic.

I'll try to round them all up to provide feedback here, but while this sounds like a minor inconvenience this is the difference between my team collecting better stats for our projects versus being able to READ what the project is. As a result, we are not collecting important stats on our projects.

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This is one of my wishlist items.  Wrike can hide/show in tasks, but not on the main project?  

 

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From May 24, 2017 08:37

"Custom Fields feature was developed a long time ago, and our engineers need to completely rebuild it in order to add something new or change the way it works (and it takes a lot of time)"

Everything you do in the short term should be done in parallel with a new data model that supports this, and work on this new model should be ongoing, in my opinion. This is a pretty big deal IMHO.

Risk: 

  • People are passing on Wrike, so they won't stop in here to upvote stuff (weakness of crowdsourcing)
  • People aren't engaged in communities (they are busy using workarounds to get their jobs done - weakness of crowdsourcing)
  • Looking for a needle in a haystack (customer needs) and the crowd keeps adding more hay (the problem with ideas-first)
  • The wrong people (not end users) are expressing their ideas here, or they are using inconsistent terms to describe a common underlying problem.

A year and a half is a long time to wait. 

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Is there a way to link like requests together?  There are several feedback chains out there regarding this topic.  Many of them are at a higher level and encompass this with custom field level management overall.  We should have the ability to manage many aspects of custom fields.

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Adding my two cents in...

There are task fields that appear on the project front page that take up real estate and fields that are needed at a project level and not a task level that confuses users. Having the ability to specify and/or/all for custom fields on folders/projects/tasks is a need. 

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It is still on my wishlist to be able to show/hide custom fields on the main page much as you can do on the TASKS level.  Please make this happen. 

 

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