[Status: Investigating ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ] Order of custom fields in the folder/project/task view

When viewing details of folder/project/task custom fields are displayed ordering them alphabetically. Such an order most of the times is not logical. For example fields starting with "%" will be displayed before any field starting with a normal letter.

For example the fields "Planned Cost", "Actual Cost", "%Cost Allocated", "Planned Man-Effort", "Actual Man-Effort", "%of Man-Effort Spent" will be displayed in the order:

%Cost Allocated

%of Man-Effort Spent

Actual Cost

Actual Man-Effort

Planned Cost

Planned Man-Effort

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It would more logical to be displayed in this order:

Planned Cost

Actual Cost

%Cost Allocated

Planned Man-Effort

Actual Man-Effort

%of Man-Effort Spent

or in this order:ย 

Planned Cost

Planned Man-Effort

Actual Cost

Actual Man-Effort

%Cost Allocated

%of Man-Effort Spent

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Please implement a feature to arrange custom fields manually and inherit it to the hierarchy below.

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Agree with everyone on this thread...it's important to order custom fields as needed or it's not really user friendly. I can't even number fields in the title to accomplish it because once you get to double digits it starts mixing them because it orders by the first digit. (i.e. goes from "1, 2, 3, 4..." to "1, 10, 11, 2, 3...")

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@Randy Austin, you could prefix your 1-9 with "0" to fix that. (i.e. "01,02,...,09,10,11...) but it's still problematic if you reuse custom fields like we do. Not every project uses the same fields, so the number prefixes become nonsense.ย 

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@Joseph Hoffmann, You're right, these solutions definitely don't fix the problem. I'm just trying to find options that can put a bandaid on the issue until there is a true fix. Thank you for the tip! Very helpful!

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How many people have to ask for this before it becomes a priority? For those of us that have been using Wrike for a while, it used to be that you had the option to do this, then there was an update and the option was removed and it is alphabetical as it is now. Undo what you did. Pretty please.ย 

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Hi Randy Austin, Joesph Hoffmann, Stephanie Miller, thanks a lot for supporting this suggestion and sharing your feedback!ย 

This feedback is on our team's radar for sure, and they do have plans to revisit the overall custom field management in the coming months. I can't confirm that it's on their roadmap for now as the team is researching right now and they'll continue their research in the future. I or my colleagues will hopefully share more detail in the next quarters.

Thank you again for your feedback here!ย 

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I am also in agreement here, I can't even use wrike effectively anymore because having the custom fields in alphabetical order means I have to spend 5 minutes searching for something that I need to be able to find instantly. The whole reason that we liked this program was it's customizability - this seems like a major setback here.ย 

I realize that your team is working on things, but this definitely should be at the forefront - it's something that never needed fixed and now is broken because someone decided to fix it anyways. Please let us arrange them ourselves.ย  You can always ad an option to alphabetize if people want it, but it should be an option - not forced.

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Welcome to the Community TRACY SHEPPARD, and thank you for sharing your feedback and support for the suggestion here!ย 

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This is a big deal for us.ย  We have a ton of custom fields and being able to organize contact and/or address related information, just makes sense.ย  Allowing other fields to be grouped (order information for example).ย  I hope we get this soon!!

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Hi Richard, thanks for adding your feedback and insight here, we've passed this on to the team.ย 

As soon as we have any news to share here, we'll be sure to update the threadย ๐Ÿ‘

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Yes this is urgently needed. Projects currently look disorganized because custom fields cannot be clustered together so we're asking for disjointed bits of information one after the other.ย 

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Hi everyone! I have an update from the Product team: they are currently researching the possibility of introducing custom order for the custom fields in tasks, and there are also plans to research this for the project view. I've changed the status here to reflect the research, and once I have more detail to share, I'll make sure to let you know ๐Ÿ‘

Laura D'Arcย Welcome to the Community and sorry for the late reply ๐Ÿ‘‹

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Lisa

Hello, what are the conclusions of this research from last year on the custom order for the custom fields in tasks & project view?

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Hey Christina Fischer, we're checking this out as we speak. Back shortly ๐Ÿ‘

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Any update on this? The ability to reorder custom fields in the project panel overview would be very useful for us too.

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Welcome to the Community Sarah Douglas ๐Ÿ‘‹

We've checked with the Product team and they currently continue researching the possibility of introducing this update. We should have more info about this in Q2 ๐Ÿ‘

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

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Ordering of custom fields is essential to leveraging Wrike in workflows.ย  In addition, adding the ability to change the display size for text based fields will enable Wrike to be used for many workflows.ย  Many users are frustrated by having to click into a field to read the contents.ย  This is a detractor for increasing use of Wrike across the organization.

Wrike competes against BPM tools that enable customization of task/project display.ย  Like Wrike the competing tools do not require code, but they do allow for ordering, suppression, and display management of data fields.

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It is important to be able to order these custom fields in a way that is logical to our project management process, rather than alphanumerically. I have upvoted the original post and would like to know what the status is of this implementation. Thanks much!

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Thank you for supporting this suggestion folks, we really appreciate your feedback! We keep this post on our radar as the team is researching this currently, and we'll let you know when we have any news to share ๐Ÿ‘

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Hi Wrike Team,

It is imperative to provide the user the ability to arrange the fields in a logical sequence and tailor it as per the projects requirement. Could we please get an update on this request?

Thanks.ย  ย ย 

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Hi Sagar Dalvi, welcome to the Community ๐Ÿ‘‹

As I mentioned last week, the team continues the research of this suggestion. We'll get back to you when we have an update from them ๐Ÿ‘

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