[Duplicate post] Subtask dates and duration roll up to parent tasks

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I really like using 1 level deep sub-tasks for granular task assignments/actions that need to be completed.  However, when updating the dates/duration of the subtasks, the parent dates do not update.  I'm used to Microsoft Project where it will auto-update because it doesn't usually make sense for a parent task to end prior to the sub-tasks completing.  Right now I have to manually update the parent task dates whenever I notice sub-tasks are shifted out past the parent task due date. I tried not entering any dates for the parent and just using sub-task dates, but then the parent "roll up" task doesn't show up on the timeline view.  It would be nice if Wrike could have a check box at the parent task level next to the date picker that says "rollup from subtasks" or something like that.  That way you get the option to populate the parent task dates with the total duration from the sub-tasks.

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Stephen

Hi Leslie, this is a best practice conversation. To vote for this idea check out this post.

Currently, our  Product Team is researching and investigating how this could be created. Any updates I have will be posted over there, and in the title brackets 👍

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Hello,

We are in February 2019. This post is old from 2016. Did something happen with this feature? From what I can see, this feature was not deployed...

It's really annoying that the duration of the parent task is not related to the sub-task.

Wrike, can you do something about this?

Thanks

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Claudel,

You can right click on a parent task and then select "Roll up" or something along those lines. However, parent tasks still don't seem to automatically adjust to reflect durations of subtasks. 

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Any update on this feature. You'd think that it would be pretty simple to make the duration of a sub task roll up to the parent. I've noticed a lot of community posts with what seem like simple feature requests have been on these forums for years without any integrations into the system. It makes me wonder how much Wrike actually reads these forums and listens to their customers.

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Hi Thomas, thanks for posting!

I can assure you that all postin our Product Feedback section are read and discussed by our Product Team and we, on the Community Team, ensure all ideas are submitted to the team within Wrike via a custom API for their review. You can read more information about what happens to feedback posted on Community on this dedicated article.

You can also read a little about the requests which were released last year in this round-up post of 2018.

So please keep adding votes, use-cases, and new ideas because this information affects the roadmap and helps shape the future of the product!

In relation to this functionality, this post is in our Best Practice section so people can discuss possible workaround and solutions. I've linked the feedback thread related to this request above. The original thread is currently under the status of 'Investigating'.

The team recently released a Roll-up of dates on the Gantt. Not the total solution, admittedly, but it's a step in the right direction - you can enable it on Labs and provide feedback and that would be really helpful, at this point 👍

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Thanks @Stephen for the feedback.  Honestly, I'm new to Wrike, and a bit frustrated with what seems to be a lack of basic features. You referenced the Gantt chart roll up feature in Labs, and its supposed to take the duration of the sub tasks and roll it up to the parent task, but when testing it, I'm not seeing that work that way. When I add duration to a sub task, I dont get any roll up. When I right click on it and choose the Roll up feature, it removes all the duration. 

What I'm trying to accomplish is using blueprints as templates with time/duration/level of effort applied to each task. This way we can build a project quickly with a known value for a task. Ideally I would like to see a single view that rolls up the duration/loe/time to the project level so we see an overall level of effort for the project. Even more Ideally, this would be accessible from each of the views, List, Table, Gantt. It's a bit daunting to figure out which view you have to go to get information. You really need to be able to work an entire project from each view.

Any thoughts or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Thomas, sorry for the delay getting back here. I can see you have a support ticket open and I was discussing this with the Support Team. They needed to take a closer look at this for you and have replied to you now.

If you've anything you can share here after speaking with the Support team that might help others in the same situation that would be great, thanks for posting! 👍

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Another bump 4 months later... And seeing responses like "commitment phobes" isn't very reassuring as a customer. I don't doubt this is not an easy or small thing to "add", but it's not 3 years hard. And I quotation-marked "add" because IMO this should be a standard response for sub-task changes to a parent task, not an added feature or an app feature

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Hi @Richard, happy to see you on the Community, thanks for reaching out!

I'm working with the Product team at the moment to get a status update for the suggestion, I'll update this Product Feedback post when there's any info on this. 

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Hi Wrikers,

It's very discouraging to see this is still in the "nice to have" and "dev team discussing" categories after three years.  As the other posts indicate, this is a basic project management tool requirement.

Any updates?

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