[Status: Not planned] Paste multiple tasks or sub-tasks

When copy/pasting multiple lines of text into a Task or Sub-Task field, I would like each line to be added as a separate Task or Sub-Task.
 
e.g. When I Copy/Paste the following:
 
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4
etc
 
At the moment, all of the text stays within a single task/sub-task title field.
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Anastasia

Hi Matt, thanks for reaching out here! Just to make sure I got that right: you're looking for a way to create several tasks/subtasks in bulk?

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I came here to submit this same request. Asana has this feature and I love it. Often a list of tasks or new feature feedback will be provided to me in the form of a list (bulleted, or at least multi-line per task). So, it's nice to copy the list into the title field of a task and each line break be considered separate tasks.

@Anastasia -  for me, the answer to your question is yes, but I find it very convenient to simply paste the tasks from my clipboard and each line be considered a new task. That would integrate simply into an existing workflow. I don't know what other bulk creation options we could come up with but I can't imagine using an import feature in the form of some file upload because (1) Who am I going to ask to create this document when providing feedback or bulk tasks submission and (2) now I have to concern myself with ensuring the document is properly formatted for impoert.

Linebreaks = new tasks are nice and easy, it seems.

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I'd like to pile on to this request. Often during meetings it is easier to take quick bulleted notes, or a list of things may occur to me while I don't have access to data, or someone will send me an email with a list. Simply copying this into the "Add new task" field and having Wrike recognize line breaks as new tasks would be extremely helpful. Alt-tabbing between two documents just wastes time.

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Yes, please do this.

I am also coming from Asana and I think Wrike is better than Asana in pretty much every other way.

But being able to paste multiple tasks at once was a great feature.

Here is an example of how I used it.

Lets say I list some things in a task description, then later decide I want to make them subtasks.

In Asana, I could copy the lines (separated by carriage returns).

Then past into a subtask.

The app would generate one subtask for each line, awesome!!!

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 THIS IS A MUST MUST MUST! 

SOON PLEASE!

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I agree with what Geoff said.  I've also switched from Asana, but this along with the "merge tasks" feature in Asana are great features to have.

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The same as everyone here (replace Asana with Todoist though)

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@Anastasia Z 

Yes - the workflow is usually that we would receive a list of bulleted tasks within an email or a spreadsheet, from a client... Being able to select the list or a column of cells and paste them into Wrike task field or sub-task field, and have Wrike automagically separate them, would be the goal.

Hope that helps and thank you for considering the request

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Anastasia

Wow, thanks for the input, everyone! Love hearing so many ideas! This really helps :)

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Also to add to this functionality please consider

 

Frequently in comments descriptions or emails sent into Wrike there are bits of text which need to be broken down and assigned.

Currently I copy paste and create tasks in another window and also create sub tasks.

What I would like to be able to do is highlight any text or multiple lines of text and right click to create a subtask which contains the highlighted text and then assign and set due date, then also insert "where I originally highlighted the text" a hyperlink (with status) to the new subtask

This further increase my productivity and leaves a trail that is easy to follow.

Thanks

 

Paul

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Hi Paul, interesting use case. Jason made a related request just last week, it might be worth a +1 if you're interested in that type of functionality. 

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Definitely a +1 on this, we're a potential customer coming from Asana and this is a feature we love.

An example use case is following a call, we'd write a list of actions from the call in an email and then copy and paste those into Asana.

@Stephanie Westbrook - Any chance this has made it's way into planning?

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+1 for this request. Pasting a list to create multiple tasks would be incredibly useful and used many times.

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@William Welcome to the forums! This isn't on the roadmap at the moment, but if that changes, we'll make sure to update you!

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It appears that a similar request exists from Josh Sommer:

Create multiple tasks by pasting a list from the clipboard

Perhaps votes for these feature requests for the same feature can be consolidated?

I have also linked that conversation thread to this one.

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Stephen

Thanks Doran! I've updated Josh's post to redirect members here 🙌

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How is this not a feature yet guys? 

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Any ideas when/if this feature will be added? Importing is impractical with team members sending do lists for multiple projects.

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I absolutely support this feature request. I often get to-do lists in mails, documents or other project management applications, so bringing a whole list into Wrike with copy/paste would safe me a lot of time. 

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Let's go already. Time to shine madam Wrike.

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Any idea on an ETA on this one?

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Basic function and much needed in Wrike. Many of my Clients like to use Asana as the comparison for why not Wrike. This is one of those annoying friction points that still makes it more difficult when trying to sway Clients to adopt OR additionally use Wrike during engagements. 

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+1 on this functionality! This would be a huge time saver!

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Brand new to Wrike (have used Asana) and needed this functionality just now. +1 from me.

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Still nothing on this feature request?

I will take notes in Evernote or Notion during a meeting and want to convert a list of to-dos I have taken down and copy them into a Wrike project... at the moment I need to do these one by one... not exactly user friendly.  Clickup, Todoist, Asana, Airtable, Notion etc... all allow me to do this.

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+1 from me. Trying to push adoption to the staff. We are stuck in email hell. Meeting minutes, agendas, checklists. So many lists that need to be added as tasks and assigned.

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Hi everyone, thank you for your continued support for this suggestion. At the moment I don't have an update to share; I'll get back to you here when I have news 🙌

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This is a basic action that affects the entire user's journey within the core product.

I’ve just documented my user journey.

Expectation and mental model from other project management apps (Asana/Trello/etc)
- Actions: copy 17 line items, paste 17 line items
- Number of steps: 2
- Task succeeded: yes
- Time: under 5 seconds
- Average time to input 1 task: 5 secs / 17 tasks = 0.3 secs
- Average time to input 500 tasks over time: 2.5 mins

Wrike suggested XLS import
- Actions: open ms, choose blank project, copy, paste, save a throwaway file somewhere on my computer, choose wrike Import feature, press upload, locate file, upload file, press next, get a failure message “key columns in not found in file”, download sample file, open sample file, be overwhelmed by sample file and abandon my task because the template looks too complicated for the simplicity of the task that I’m trying to accomplish
- Number of steps: 14
- Task succeeded: no
- Time: over 5 mins

Wrike manual insert per task
- Actions: copy task 1, paste, press enter, copy task 2.. [etc until 17 tasks are done]
- Number of steps: 51
- Task succeeded: yes
- Time: 90 secs
- Average time to input 1 task: 90 secs / 17 tasks = 5.3 secs per task
- Average time to input 500 tasks over time: 44 hours

So in a nutshell, we're talking about 2.5 mins vs 44 hours over the lifespan of inputing 500 tasks within Wrike. Hopefully these insights bring value to the product team.

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@John Hi, thanks for your detailed use-case, it will definitely help our Product team when they're discussing this suggestion! It brings a lot of value. Your feedback is passed and I'll get back to you when there's an update.

For now, please upvote the original suggestion by Matt if you haven't already: +1s help our Product team estimate the popularity of the requested features. Once it reaches 60 votes, we'll add a Product Status to it 👍

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I'd venture to guess that the reason this idea hasn't gotten 60 upvotes yet is because people just get annoyed and use a different platform that allows such a basic function. This discussion has been going on (at least on this thread) for almost a year? There needs to be some progress on this! 

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