[Status: Backburner ⌛️] Report on Custom Field History

Hey Community!

 

I would love to see a feature in Wrike that allows me to report on the history of custom fields across multiple tasks in one hit.  The addition of Custom Field history in Labs is very useful and informative for our team, but is very manual and labour intensive to go through and pull this information into something useful.

 

Use case - we use custom fields in our workflow to determine the scope of a job, either Bronze, Silver or Gold levels. It is a quick way to determine how much work is involved in the job without spending ages reading through the requirements of the task.

However, what we find difficult in Wrike is reporting on when these jobs change scope or size, for example, the project starts off as a Bronze level job, but is then upgraded to a Gold level job (considerably more work/time/effort involved)

It would be very useful to be able to export the information from Wrike when custom fields change or are updated into a spreadsheet, or possibly be notified when custom fields are changed so that we can track when these changes happen at a top level without needing to access Wrike to see the ins and outs of every task, or click into every task to see the history.

 

Currently we're relying on our team writing in the comments to say they have updated a custom field as the scope of a job has changed and is now a 3 week task instead of 3 hours, and even then this isn't easy information to pull out when I need to see changes across multiple tasks easily.

We report back to our senior management team about our teams output, productivity etc, and currently it's very difficult to determine if a job is delayed because of a slow worker or scope creep.

Thoughts welcome!

 

Edited to add further information!

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Hey Holly, thanks so much for sharing a detailed use-case here 👍 Your feedback is passed to our Product team.

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Is there any update on this?  This is kind of a priority for my world as most of the data is exerted into custom fields.  Seeing when a field was last updated would be important.  

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Hello Scott Faire-Cooper, currently the only way possible to see the Custom Field History is by going through each field one by one. I've shared your feedback with the Product team and if there are any plans to introduce this functionality in the future I'll be sure to update you here 🙋🏻‍♀️

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I also have a dire need for this capability... Is this functionality still being worked on? Is there any sort of ETA of when to expect this sort of update? Thanks!

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Hi Dana Pelz, welcome to the Community! 👋
Thanks a lot for supporting this idea! I'm passing your feedback to our Product team 👍 

This forum works based on the voting system that we have, and once any suggestion gets to the 60 upvotes from the Community, it receives a product status. For this reason, please make sure to upvote the original post above if you haven't yet - the number of votes helps the team understand how popular the suggestion is. Here's more detail on that, but please let me know if you have any questions! 
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We are very interested in this feature as well! It would be a huge improvement if we could pull reports based on the history of the custom fields we create as it drives our projects. 

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Hi Kamwin Bryant, welcome to the forums 👋 Thank you for supporting this idea here 😊

If you'd like to know what this Community has to offer, please check out our New to Community forum.

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Hi Lisa, I see that this now have >60 votes, but I'm not seeing a status. Is this currently on the backlog? 

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Hey everyone, apologies for my late reply here! I've checked with the team - this is an interesting idea, and the team may come back to it in the future; for now it's a Backburner as there are currently no plans to work on reporting on custom fields history. We'll keep you posted if that changes 👍

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