[Launched ๐Ÿš€] Save/Undo button for timeline (Gantt)

I frequently need to slide tasks and projects around on the timeline to see how moving them will affect other projects on the schedule. Frequently, though, I need to undo one move (or several) and put things back "the way they were." Other PM software I've used has a save button on the timeline, and it's immensely helpful. I hope you'll be able to add this critically important feature.

 

Larry Phung
Marketing Project Manager
Lexia Learning

 

Larry Phung "This is your life and it's ending, one minute at a time."

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Anastasia

Hi Larry, thanks for sharing this! I think it's a really interesting use case and can see how this would be helpful. Do you see this being something like a "sandbox" mode where you could generally try out different scenarios of Project scheduling, not only on the Timeline View?

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Yes, definitely. I would use this feature most frequently in timeline view, but I can see how other people might prefer to use it in list view or other views.

The key though is being able to move different tasks/milestones/projects around and then either hit Save and keep the changes, or exit out of the "sandbox" mode and cancel the changes.

This is especially helpful when you realize that by moving something you've broken a dependency (or multiple dependencies) and need to abort.

Larry Phung "This is your life and it's ending, one minute at a time."

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Anastasia

Larry, thanks for getting back to me! That's definitely helpful, I appreciate the additional info.

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It would be really nice to have the ability to execute multiple undos, by pressing a hotkey combo such as Ctrl-Z, a button to press multiple times, etc. I just made two changes to the timeline without realizing that the first one deleted a dependency without warning (another issue), and it would all be solved if I could just undo my work more than one step.

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As another example, I just now accidentally deleted a dependency in a large project, but there was no "undo" option at the bottom that appeared. A permanent undo button would be the simple solution that I need.

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...ah, or would that be covered by a 2011 MS patent? (http://www.arnold-siedsma.com/news/news-and-articles/software-ip-a-patent-for-ctrl-z).

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An undo option would be amazing. Once our project is set up, we're terrified to touch anything on it besides changing statuses. It's so easy to make mistakes, and so difficult to fix them! Being able to undo or revert to the last saved would really help us be able to use this tool more fully.

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That would be a great addition, not that I make many mistakes mind ;-)

 

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I have to agree with everything in this thread. It's a big pain point for me right now that I can't CTRL + Z a change in timeline view. To work around it I have to work on a different software (ie. Smartsheet) so I know what the original timeline was. Should be able to do this all via Wrike. I hope this critical feature is being worked on and will be implemented soon. 

 

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Stephen

Hi all, thanks for your continued votes and input. Any update, I'll be sure to post here ๐Ÿ‘

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Hi! I'm wondering when the function "undo" will work for Wrike. We consider changing Asana to Wrike and after few tests realized that "undo" is crucial for us. Do you have a due date for this task? ;)

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Hi ลukasz, we don't have any updates right now, but we'll post here if we do!

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Thx! I keep fingers crossed.

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Hello Wrike team, 

I look forward to your updates on this essential feature. In the meantime, can you please confirm that you intend or don't intend to add this feature? 

Thanks.

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Absolutely criticell, I mean criticl.. urgh... critical!

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@Dirk That happens to me all the time!

@Joss In terms of an undo function that allows you to revert the Timeline back to what it was a specific point, that's not on the shortterm roadmap at the moment. The team is interested in improving baseline feature functionality (but no dates or concrete decisions to share on that yet!).  

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There appears to be an Undo function on the Desktop App, but it doesn't look like it actually does anything? I assume this is just something that comes with the app template, but it's a shame to have it sat there useless.

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Stephen

That's interesting David. Would you be able to share a screenshot of what you're seeing so we're on the same page? Thank you ๐Ÿ‘

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Stephen

That's interesting David, I actually never noticed that option up there ๐Ÿ˜‡

This is only for undoing text input. It works the same as CMD+Z shortcut. There are no plans to extend this button out to undoing actions in Wrike however as Stephanie has outlined above there are some things that the team are discussing baseline and are aware of the use-cases and input on this thread.

We'll update you here when we have more information.

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Hi Everyone, i have test several programs and Wrike was the choice however i have "discover" this huge bug, itยดs essential an undo fuction!!

We what to deploy to more than 1000 users, but with this BUG... no way.

 

Antรณnio

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Stephen

Hi Antonio, thanks for your post and input here it really adds value to our Product Team. It would also be great to hear your use so our team knows how you'd use this functionality.

In terms of deployment, you will need to speak with your account manager to discuss this. Let me know if you'd like me to arrange a callback ๐Ÿ‘

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I forgot to mention, kind of assuming people were aware of this, but you can use the Stream view within a task, project or entire team workspace to see the most recent changes made. This is how I check to see if any changes that I was unaware of have been made by other people to my tasks or projects, but is also useful as an undo action if you have changed something accidentally.

Hope this helps some people!

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I agree whole-heartedly that this feature is a must-need!  David's advice of looking at the Stream view is a Huge help - thank you!  I am keeping my fingers crossed that the undo option in Timeline view becomes available soon! 

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This is really frustrating. Going back to MS Project.

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As a project manager, the need to reverse an action is vital. Especially if we expand a summary task to see the down flow effect upon a project. If I have a summary task end date scheduled, but don't take notice, and move it forward to project impact, I don't want to not know the previous date.

I've also noticed an "undo" popup at the bottom of the browser. This doesn't appear all the time and once it "times out" you can initiate it again. The popup should have an manual closeout because I need to think about what just occurred. The time out is way too fast.

Finally, a snapshot or previous versions revert option is needed, especially if new to the tool. I handed over a project to someone else, that was learning the tool and accidentally changed things and did not know how to start over!

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Jim Broomell expressed several of my same experiences and issues.  If there was option of a save button for any changes you have made that would allow you to revert back to the way you had it at your last save, that would be Wonderful.  Additionally I have noticed there are instances that the orignal dates do not appear, even when looking in the stream view. 

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@Lucy I'm sorry to hear that, if there's anything we can help with within Wrike please let me know. 

@Deidra Hi! "Additionally I have noticed there are instances that the original dates do not appear, even when looking in the stream view." Could you let me know a little more about this, one specific case of when the dates don't appear would be helpful. If it's a bug we can report it to our Support team. 

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We are withe several users working on shared Projects. An undo button would be very helpfull. I am spending quiet a bit time to fix "accidents".

 

Regards, Stefan

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Is there no fix to this yet? This is a huge deal breaker. We are rolling out wrike and schedules are being accidentally changed constantly with no undo... this is nuts. 

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