Individual sorting for subtasks in widget

When using av widget that sorts tasks by date all tasks that are subtasks will be collapsed under, and sorted as per the start/due date of the main/parent task. This might be OK in some cases, but in my experience most often not.

For me one of the main reasons of using subtasks is to split the work that needs to be done into logical bulks either by required personell/resources og due to some sort of a time dependency. The latter is the case that I want to focus on here. 

Given the example that subtask A should be started or finished on dates that are different than subtask B, then most likely the timespan for the parent task would probably be set as the sum of these two tasks, given that these are all the tasks in the set. Further then it makes no sense that subtask A and B should be collapsed and sorted based on the date configuration of the parent task. These are, related yes, but individually defined tasks that should be sorted by their own configuration. Actually there is never any correct date configuration for the parent task in this situation.

Granted, this case is simple enough to keep an eye out for, but multiply this with more parent tasks with several subtasks, and it gets worse to handle.

Seems this is also the situation with other sorting options like Status as well, just the Date thing was how the issue arose in my case.

How about allowing for an option on "exploding" aggregated task sets in the widget configuration menu? Showing both the parent, subtask A and subtask B as per their own configuration. Side by side if so were.

 

EDIT: You have done exactly this in the "My to-do" view under Personal spaces! There I can choose the Task list display as "Hierarchical" or "Plain", this is exactly what I need in my widgets. So please make this a feature option for task widgets! :)

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Totally agree.

In the "My to-do" view we can choose the task list display as "Hierarchical" or "Plain". Please make this a feature option for task widgets / List View.

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Hey guys, thank you for the feedback and the use cases. They help our Product team when they have conversations about possible new features. I don't have an update for you at the moment. As soon as I have one, I'll let you know 😊

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Hi, how about an update for this very important feauture? We just missed tasks due to the missing plain view ability in dashboards.

I know the please upvote answers. But nobody is fining such topics so nobody can upvote (that is always the problem with these upvotes)

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Hi Sven Passinger! You're totally right about the "please upvote" answers as those numbers really do matter to the Product team 🙂 

I don't have an update for this suggestion currently, but we will let you know if anything changes. 

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Agree with you Sven Passinger, we have missed subtasks as well that are dated before the parent task date.  I was about to start a new thread, but then decided to search and find someone else with the same issue.  Also Lisa, yes where do we upvote?  And how do we upvote if there are multiple threads with the same issue?  Also, we don't like to rely on My To Do, as we have missed tasks using that when we first started with Wrike.

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Hi Mandy Lambros, welcome to the Community, and thank you for chiming in here. You can upvote by clicking on the thumbs-up button under the original post: 

If there are multiple threads with the same request, we try to moderate and direct Community members to one of them while passing on the feedback and vote count from both to the Product team. 

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Totally agree, we have missed subtasks as well that are dated before the parent task date. Please make this a feature option for task widgets

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Hi Roberta Fratini, welcome to the Community, and thank you for supporting this suggestion. Please be sure to add your upvote if you haven't yet👍🏼

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