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Task Name Prefix Inconsistency - Duplicating Projects

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    Dominic Carrier

    Similarly, when duplicating a project (from either the request form or workspace), having the prefix always followed by a space is very inconvenient. It prevents us to create our own custom prefix+structure. In our case, we wanted to have a WBS-like numbering, where the template project and its subfolder and subtasks were pre-numbered, and have the duplication allow us to add project number precede the sub-items :

     

    • Prefix : PA.007.
    • Template task or folder : "1.3 - Risk management"
    • Expected output : "PA.007.1.3 - Risk management"
    • Observed result : "PA.007. 1.3 - Risk management". Notice the space between the "7." and the "1.3".

     

     

    Having an option to not append a space by default to any prefix would be great.

    Also, +1 on the problem of the request form putting prefix between square brackets, without possibility of customizing the prefix integration with the template items' name.

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    Carolanne Mak

    @Stephanie, just checking in regarding this weird issue too. Any solutions on the horizon?

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    Tammy Thurmond

    This!  So frustrating that the format of the prefix is inconsistent.  When will this be fixed?  Also troublesome is that when you add a prefix from a request form it does NOT prefix the Title or top level task/project name.  BUT...when you duplicate a project and use a prefix it does it at all levels!  Can we just have it work one way?  

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    Kerry-Ann Wilkins

    The inconsistency is also troublesome for our team. I wish the request forms would leave out the brackets. Not sure why anyone would want the brackets, they make thinks look so clunky.

     

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    Ashvind CURPEN

    Hi Everyone,
    In addition to this, the prefix brackets create trouble with mail integration (formatted mail subject to update tasks).

    The square brackets are treated conventionally as parent location title or specific status or dates parameters. Therefore having them in prefix confuse the mail integration and create new folders instead of update existing ones. 

    Would be great if the prefix brackets could either be deleted or replace by parenthesis in order not to corrupt an interesting feature of Wrike.

    When testing the parenthesis, it perfectly works. 

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    Kerry-Ann Wilkins

    Ashvind CURPEN

    Would love to see these removed as well!

    I don't think parenthesis are the solution either. When exporting reports Wrike uses (#) around their numbers to count the number of tasks or projects on each line. It is always a pain trying to remove those numbers especially when users tend to name projects and use parenthesis to call out text in project names.

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    Hugh

    Hey everyone! Thank you for this feedback. It's been passed on to the Product team.

    I don't have an update for you, but as soon as I do, I'll let you know!

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