General links and cross-references between tasks

Currently I can past a task URL into a task/comment and get a link in one direction. I can also create a bi-directional link between two tasks using dependencies but this has a very specific meaning.

I would love the ability to create links/cross-references between tasks, which means that when I add a reference to task B on task A, I can see this link from _both_ tasks A and B. 

  • One use case is just to help cross-reference better between tasks. If I am working on B I would probably like to be notified that A has been linked to it
  • Secondly, if I create a new task B inspired by task A. Let's say customer raises a badly worded request or bug-report A which takes several comments to figure out, I can create task B which properly describes A succinctly and can be assigned to our development workflow. 
  • Thirdly, in the example above I can keep developer tasks separate from customer tickets but still closely linked, without resorting to sub-tasks which are quite limited (to be honest they don't work very well currently)

It's a feature which is implemented nicely in GitHub (and probably more fully in Jira). In terms of implementation, something really neat is to be able to do this _from_ task A, without having to jump off and go find A, then copy the link and come back to B.

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Hey John, thanks for sharing this 🙂 We've passed your feedback to the Product team. 

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100% this is an essential feature. @John you are right GitHub and Jira make great use of this, as does ClickUp, TargetProcess, ZenKit, etc., etc.  You guys are almost there with unfurling of tasks in descriptions and comments, and the ability to scan tasks across Wrike when you type in subtasks.  Really hoping to see this feature coming through soon!

And one suggestion I'd have that would fully satisfy my need, and hopefully be of one of the more minimal back-end development approaches:  simply add to dependencies another option of "relates," and then we have this feature!!  More similar relations like "discovered during" or "is a duplicate of" are also very useful, and again could simply be where you currently select dependencies.  

Thanks for listening guys!

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 Hi, I'd like to also add that one of my use cases here would be to have this apply to not just tasks, but folders and projects as well.  I use tasks to track meetings, and at times during meetings the team will conceive of a project.  I'd like to be able to quickly write up the project, ideally highlight the text in the task that is the note about the project, and then create a project with the title being this text - some apps like Confluence allow this.  Then, I'd like the project to pick up the reference to the task automatically, so I can know in the future that the genesis of this project was this meetings.

Perhaps an easy way to approach this from the backend point of view would be to use project dependencies conceived of here https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003737785-Project-Folder-Dependencies and simply make a dependency called "related," as I suggested above with tasks.

Thanks guys!

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