When we set up a new project, there are a variety of statuses in the "Active" category. It would be tremendously helpful when duplicating a template for a new project if the tasks retained specific statuses. However, templates are stored as "On Hold," so they don't show up in daily tasks. When the template is duplicated to create a new project, all the tasks default to the first status in the "Active" list. It would be great if there was some way for tasks in a template to remember what status they are supposed be when activated.
We have a workflow with 5 different "Active" statuses. It is applied to a template that has 150 tasks with dependencies. When we start the project, 25 of the tasks need to be status "A," 50 tasks that need to be status "B," and the rest are status "C." When we created the template, we assigned each of the tasks to their required status, but then had to put them all on hold. Now, when we duplicate the template to a new project, all 150 tasks have status "A." That means that we have to adjust the status of 125 tasks every time we create a project.
Can you please help come up with a solution? This is a huge duplication of effort.