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Hi, we're early in our Wrike subscription, I have to chime in here.

As a CTO and developer, it's difficult for me to understand why there would be a technical limitation on converting tasks to Folder/Project. If I can write a script to automate this via the UI, there certainly shouldn't be a technical reason why this couldn't be implemented by the product itself.

I'm a bit dismayed at the Wrike team's response to this issue (and the strange degree of emotion coming from some of the users - it's a PM tool guys, evaluate it and use something else if it doesn't work for you).

When we start with a business tool, a lot of internal momentum builds around the tool and process. It becomes difficult to switch later, especially if you want to keep history etc...

I'm not trying to beat up anyone at the Wrike team, there are a lot of things I really like about Wrike, but I'm currently evaluating whether we made the best decision selecting this tool based on the response to this thread. I'm taking a look at other tools today to see if they'll meet our needs.

I appreciate that Wrike has communicated that this feature is "Not Planned", that helps me make my decision.

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We have requests that come in through our Wrike request forms. Usually they are just one-off tasks. But periodically the request actually involves more work than the requestor realized, so we need to convert the task into a project. It would be great if I could automatically just convert it instead of having to copy and paste all the information from scratch. 

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Hi Clay Gulick, welcome to the Community 👋 First of all, we really appreciate you taking the time to post detailed feedback here, thank you for that. As you're new to the Community, let me share some detail on how we work with product feedback. We have a process with our Product team that ensures all feedback is reported back to them. The votes really matter too as the more people upvote a suggestion, the easier it is for the team to understand its popularity. The Product team can't, unfortunately, commit to research or work on every suggestion that we have here, but they do release some of the ideas. For example, here's a list of features released or worked on based on the Community suggestions for 2021. 

I understand your disappointment here, but please rest assured that your feedback is being passed on. Even when the team can't prioritize all feedback, they still do listen.

Please let me know if you have a question or if you'd like to discuss something.

Emma Lecours Welcome to the forums too 😊 Thanks a lot for sharing your use case with us here! As we mentioned before, the Product team doesn't have this on their plans for now, but we continue to pass on your feedback. 

I'll be happy to help if you have any other questions! 

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I concur with all... the user experience is a pain... Sometimes we create task in our SW Dev workflow which creates a date etc... through agile this could change or be pushed into a much later phase, not unlike what you're doing with this based on good business reasons, and we dont want to lose the request but dont want it to hit the gantt or show overdue and auto assignments etc.... so converting this into a project it could sit in a folder for later reference..... please do this. it is cumberrsome to execute the workarounds. THANKS!

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Hi Cliff Dean, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and give us feedback, it's much appreciated.

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Hello, 

A belated happy birthday to this 5 year old creature ("Convert a Task into a Project")

+1 on the need to be able to do this. I was very surprised to see the dev team has not been able to work around this in all this time.

Really hoping feedback of costumers is actually being taking into consideration.

Cheers

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Hi Alejandro Garcia, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here.

I completely understand your feedback and rest assured the team is receiving each and every comment/post submitted under the Product Feedback forum. Unfortunately, as my colleague, Lisa mentioned above, the Product team cannot commit to research or work on every suggestion that we have here, but they do release some of the ideas. We'll be sure to let you know if there are any updates as soon as possible in relation to this request.

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Like everyone else here, would love to see this functionality implemented. What is this status of it in consideration of a future release? 

 

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Not Planned = Not gonna happen

We've been asking for this function for over 5 years and they have no plans to make this improvement, which is disappointing.  

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Hi Mandi Opdahl, Stephanie Bailey, I do understand the importance of this functionality for the team. 

Although this isn’t currently planned, we will continue to pass on all of your feedback and insights here to our Product Team, and of course, we will let you know if anything changes. Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can help you with anything else. 

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While this seems more or less a canned exploration given this five-year thread and Wrike's responses that it's not on their roadmap, adding my vote that this is a necessary, needed functionality. 

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I’ve been following this since the beginning. It is my white whale.

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Thank you for your continued votes here even if converting tasks to projects isn't planned now. We'll continue bringing this up and we'll let you know if anything changes here. 

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Please make this happen. Seeing this many upvotes over 5 years without anything more than the same copy/pasted reply is very discouraging. 

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Adding my vote - please change

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Hi Matt Becker and Samara Cahill, thank you both for chiming in here, your feedback is much appreciated🙌🏼

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Hi Wrike Team,

I will unfollow this thread. There does not seem to be any interest of your team to get this implemented based on the continued "Thank you but no" answers.

We will try our best with the current limitations and work around until the next better solution comes around.

Good luck

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I'm really sorry to hear about your disappointment Andreas Hennen. I will pass your feedback to the team, and if you're not following the thread anymore, you can always ask your Account team to update you on any changes in the future. Thank you for supporting this suggestion and letting us know your feedback! 

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+1

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Adding my vote to this feature request, as our scenario is slightly different, but the end goal is still the same as Phillip Adams. We had created a task for what seemed to be a small enhancement task, which turned out to be a project after weeks of triaging and requirements gathering. We now have a task with time logged against it, and no ability to convert the task to a project.

Workarounds are all good and well, however having this popular feature implemented after over five years of being requested would deliver real value to a lot of people.

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Hi Chirag Gandhi, thank you for sharing your use case, I'm passing it on to the team👍🏼

Simon Sunke, thank you for adding your support here!

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Pretty poor. Earlier in the thread it was stated that this feature was 'coming soon'. Now we're in 2022 and being told it's not going to happen. Clearly the community AKA your customers want this feature and have done for a long time. No excuse not to do it. 

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Pretty sure I added my voice to this thread a few years ago now. Came across this issue (again) and thought I'd search the community in case I missed the update. Now, I guess I'm speaking up again, in case it somehow makes a difference this time... +1

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Gareth Radley same goes for any other request in the community. There is more focus on eye candy to get more clients in than keeping clients. I understand the strategy because it is quite difficult to move your whole company to a competitor. 

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Hey folks, we really appreciate your continued feedback and support for this suggestion. The team understands the need here and they would like to work on this idea in the future, but for now, they can't prioritize it ahead of other planned enhancements. We completely understand your sentiment here, please rest assured we continue passing on your feedback and reporting on it along with the vote count. 

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+1, we need this!

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Hi Carol Fraser, welcome to the Community and thank you for adding your support here 🙌🏼

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Lisa,

How many votes and feedback are needed to push this up the priority list?

-SJB

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Hi Stephanie Bailey! This suggestion is the most upvoted in the Product Feedback forum, and our Product team is aware of it, of course. The team can't commit to working on a suggestion based on the number of votes, but they show the amount of interest for it. We'll keep passing on the feedback from this thread, and if there are any changes here, we'll make sure to let you know. 

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Adding my vote to this one! Use cases from my end:

  • Since Wrike defaults to new items being created as tasks, sometimes we accidentally create a task instead of a project. Sometimes people don't realize it until they've added a bunch of info in the description. It would be super helpful to just be able to click a button to convert the task into a project so we don't have to create a project, copy the info over/input the same info, and then delete the task. (Bonus if it copies over custom fields, comments, and attachments. Extra bonus if it converts subtasks into project tasks!)
  • Depending on the size of the company and how people were trained, I've discovered that some folks don't have a good grasp on the hierarchy of projects/tasks/folders and pros/cons of the functionality. Again, it would be super helpful to just be able to convert a task to a project.
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