Custom Fields for Tasks ONLY

Unless I'm missing something, it would be really nice to have the option to apply a custom field to ONLY THE TASK vs having to apply it to "tasks, projects, and folders". The way we set up work in Wrike is to have a project that is then populated with various related tasks (I assume that's how a lot of people use it). In a lot of cases there are things we would like to denote as custom fields that only apply at the task level and not at the project level. Having them also populate at the project level is cluttering and confusing.

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I agree with this! Task level fields would be so helpful are very much needed. There are a few fields that we only want shown at the task level and have no business appearing at the project/folder level. It becomes cumbersome to look at all the custom fields at the project/folder level that are irrelevant to those containers.

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Hey folks, thank you for this feedback! 

Have you tried using Work Templates yet? It's an experimental functionality that account owners and admins can enable from Wrike Labs. When you use them, you can set up which custom fields can be visible on tasks created from those work templates. 

Please let me know if that can be helpful! 

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Lisa I am trying out the project template functionality now and it seems to be addressing my needs around the custom fields. But it also seems to be missing the aggregation of time spent on a project (rolled up from time logged to its tasks). Is it there somewhere and I'm missing it or does it not exist in this project template view?

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Hello Anna Welsh, currently, rolled-up time is not part of Work Templates, I'm sharing your feedback with our Product team 👍🏼

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Yes, I desperately need this! It's confusing for my team when task-specific custom fields apply to projects. I know Work Templates are a workaround, but this is an issue for all of our existing projects.

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Thanks a lot for supporting the suggestion here, Regina Ball

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We currently use Wrike as a project management system. We are so close to also being able to utilize a space in Wrike for ad placements, but there is one thing stopping that! Our need is to have Project Specific Custom Fields and then Task Specific Custom Fields. Currently, the project has triple the amount of necessary fields in order to get them accessible on the task. I tried Work Templates but it was too clunky for our needs. Please, make make custom fields have a task-only option!😍

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Thank you for detailed feedback here Tess Brown! The Work Templates functionality should definitely help with this suggestion, and our Product team has plans to continue updating and improving it. We will be sharing all those updates here on the Community 😊

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Hi Lisa, our team would love to have custom fields on task only. I am in a similar situation where the custom fields on the project level are useless as they are only used on tasks. Making the project itself look long, empty and inaccurate. It would be great if we could differentiate between tasks and projects it would also help load the project faster. 

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Hi Khashayar Mirfassih, thank you for chiming in here and sharing your use case. I'm passing it on to our team👍🏼

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My need for this has more to do with data entry than viewing.

I need this when I am bulk editing a custom field in table view - using the blue dot in the corner of a cell that can be dragged to replicate content down a column. I need custom fields that only apply to tasks so I can easily drag and copy values down a column without applying the values to the container projects and folders. 

This would be incredibly helpful to avoid much wasted time clicking and entering values row by row.

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Thanks a lot for sharing your use case Stephanie Castilla

The general ask in the original post has recently become possible with Custom Item Types - you can create a project-based item and hyde custom fields on the panel. Please let me know what you think and whether this can help! 

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