[Status: Backburner ⌛️] Set "Required" custom fields

Currently a user can create a custom field for their projects and tasks. 

 

It would help if, there was a way to set these custom fields as required.

And, if the problem is because the fields are specific to the user, then I would like the ability to make custom global fields that are required.

It's the missing ingredient in custom fields. They're useful for one person. but human nature means they might not get filled out, unless forced.

Maybe there's already a way, or already a suggestion for this

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Hello Shaun Carlson, thank you for sharing your use case and current practices here. I've passed on your feedback to our Product team.
 
If there are any updates in relation to this in the future, we'll be sure to let you know 🙋🏻‍♀️

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I agree, this is a must and would be so helpful to be able to force some fields to be filled before closing a task.

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Need this feature! 

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Yes please do the required fields!!!

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I would assume the main reason for custom fields is data segmentation for analytics. Without the field being mandatory results in very poor BI. I see Wrike analyser now shows tasks as "N/A" when data has not been entered but this is still an issue with external BI solutions. When using the API or the WDC you get a null. Example you have 200 active tasks, a custom field for company (100 with company x, 20 company y, 5 company z & 35 with no value set). The total active tasks will result in 200 but when you create a widget/dashboard on the custom field company it will only show 125. I have a consultant creating a DW to create a flat table ensuring every tasks gets a value for a custom field i.e. "None" for the ones that have not entry. This then ensure we get the right total of tasks but still does not mean we have the right info, only a whole lot of tasks set to "None".  

This request seems to be 3 years old with status "Backburner", with no indication on when / if a resolve will be in place. So question remains "When will you be able to make custom fields in a task mandatory" 

 

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We need this feature too... Another option would be to include who make the update for a given task/project/folder within the API response payload. That way you have several options to let that user know that additional information is needed.

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Thanks a lot for your detailed feedback here Stephen Fish! And thanks for supporting here as well Guillermo Guinto

I understand that you're disappointed by the fact that for now the suggestion isn't planned for implementation. Our Product team would love to be able to implement most of the Community suggestions, but they have to prioritize over multiple factors and sources of feedback.

I'll make sure to continue to flag your feedback here with the team and I will let you know if I get an update in relation to this suggestion. 

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This would be very helpful for our team. There are specific fields we need for reporting purposes. At the moment we have created Blueprints and require everyone to enter projects and tasks through a request form to ensure the requirements are met, but we often have the rouge team members that try to enter a task manually so we end up with missing fields, then I have to create a report to see all the missing fields and track down the individuals to update them. 

The other thing I think would be great is if the timelog categories could also be required. Same as I stated above, people often forget this step when they are quickly entering time. Entering time is already a pain point for most, but then asking them to go back and update a field is an even bigger pain point. 

A switch to make required or not would be very helpful.

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Hello Kerry-Ann Wilkins, thank you for sharing your feedback and use case here. I've passed it on to our Product team 👍🏼

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This would tremendously help with our auditing throughout the year.  We need to keep track of partner/sponsor inclusion within our video projects and it's best to verify this information once the project has been delivered/completed.  So requiring certain custom fields to be populated upon marking to 'Completed' is a great way to have a final check on project/task meta data.  Added my vote to this request!

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Thanks for supporting this suggestion and sharing your use case with us Mike H 🙌🏼

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