[Status: Investigating 🕵️‍♀️] Allow Subtasks to Update Start and End Dates of Parent Tasks

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    Al Sape

    Sam, sorry one more point of feedback.  I have tested ClickUp extensively - but stayed with Wrike due to the super flexible hierarchy.  ClickUp has a useful feature that simply asks a user who is trying to close a task with unfinished subtasks if they really want to do that:

    It's a relatively simple setting, so I don't think it complicates the tool much at all.  

    This also pops up if there is another assignee, so one assignee doesn't close without getting prompted to insure the other assignee has also done his/her part of the task. 

    I think this would be a useful feature to replicate in some format.

    Thanks!

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    Sam Hersee

    I know wrike already does that... kind of.

     

    If you complete a task, but it has subtasks that are still active, a SMALL popup appears for a time, asking if you want to apply it to the subtasks too.  

     

    I think it should be more prominent like in your screenshot.

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    Al Sape

    Sam, thanks for pointing that out!  I tried it and sure enough I got this:

    I think ClickUp's got some more sophistication and functionality in their version, but good that we have something here in Wrike.

    By the way, I think the "floating box" is way underused in Wrike, I have another feature request about that here:

    https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360033090674-More-implemenatio-of-the-floating-box-when-activity-takes-place-in-Wrike-like-task-creation

    I frequently create tasks and would like to see what happened to them, but they are hard to track down at times.  For example, I don't always seem to be able to easily find in "recent" in the search box what I just created.

    Finally, I actually responded to you with much more detail earlier but the post is showing as "pending approval" still - wonder if I used some term the bots flagged up?  Hopefully it will release to the thread soon!

    Thanks for this tip, cheers!

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    Eric Johanson

    What's the status on this?  I've read thru this entire thread and still don't see a valid solution.  This is the most basic of project scheduling fundamentals and I am dumbfounded as to why Wrike wouldn't assume this to be a core function from the very beginning.  Here's my take and temp workaround... 

    Take the example below (Imported from MS Project), where the summary tasks dates do not align with the sub-tasks:

    If one changes the dependent predecessor of the summary to 108FS to match the first sub-task, then the summary magically updates:

    But, if one updates the duration of the first sub-task from 5d to 10d, the summary does not update (Yes I've read about task alignments, but task alignments only extends summary tasks to encompass sub-tasks...Does not pull in start dates).

    The only workaround I've found is to delete the dates of a summary task entirely.  Then sub-tasks update the summary automatically (but only graphically)....

    Dates deleted...

    Sub-task updated and summary updates on the Gantt chart.

    Issues with approach are pretty obvious in reporting and managing projects.  My two cents.

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    Satu Zamarripa

    This thread was started 2.5 years ago. Is Wrike planning to release this feature? I agree with others as a former MS Project user that parent task aligning with its sub-tasks' duration is a basic project management tool feature, and extremely helpful when viewing a summarized version of the task list (i.e. parent tasks only).

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    Connie Biggs

    Adding a vote for this very needed feature.

    I am on my trial period for Wrike to replace our PM system and I have to say I was falling in love with the tool until I struggled for hours to try to get the Parent task to reflect the soonest start date of the subtasks and the latest end date of the subtasks. I gave it a good deal of time trying to use dependencies to reflect these dates, but then it breaks quickly when the subtasks dates change.

    Please make this happen!

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    Lisa

    Hi everyone! This is the second most popular suggestion on our Product Feedback forum, so thank you all for keeping this going! Our Product team has recently released a related improvement in the Table View which allows to rollup dates on the project level. And the team continues to investigate and plan to add dates' rollup for tasks/subtasks. Hopefully, I'll be able to share more details in Q1 2020. 

    A huge thanks to all of you for the feedback! 

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