[Status: Not planned] Ability to merge tasks

I sometimes come across the situation when two (or more) different people, usually in different teams, set up separate instances of the same task. An example would be the creation of a piece of collateral for an event. The event team might set up a project for the event with a large number of tasks, one of which is to create a flyer. The content team might be independently briefed about the flyer, but not realize or notice there's already a task for it and create another one. If this isn't picked up early I end up with two tasks, each with comments, attachments, working hours, etc. from the respective teams.

I'd like to any easy way to merge two tasks, combining the comment streams, attachments, etc. There would need to be a mechanism for resolving date, status, etc. conflicts during the merge process. 

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I will throw my hat in the ring for this feature as well....We really need this.

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It's been over two years now, I'm surprised to see this basic feature still not being implemented.

I have a similar requirement, please get this minor feature implemented ASAP.

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This is more than 2 years old, is this planned on being completed anytime soon?

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This would be VERY helpful to merge tasks or just click and drop a task into another task! 

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This would be a very helpful option.  I frequently use email to create tasks.  Sometimes something goes wrong and I end up with a second task instead of additional information for a main task.  Being able to merge would be great.

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Hi everyone! I'm passing all your feedback to the team; for now there are no updates and the status isn't changed. I'll get back to you if that changes. Thanks for your feedback! 

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I need to merge projects from multiple folders into one folder. Has the functionality to merge been built in yet?

 

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Hi again everyone! This feature is not planned for this year. Thank you for your support here, and please rest assured that your feedback is extremely valuable to us, even though we can't implement every suggestion. 

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I'm currently going through about 1,000 tasks to update to a new workflow I designed that is more efficient. Being able to merge the subtasks with the main task in one click, retaining and overlapping any fields, would have saved me about 8 hours.

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This is F U N D A M E N T A L to efficient job and traffic management. Before Wrike, all our jobs went through the traffiic/production manager; a primary job number was assigned, and anything related to it had a "dash" number. Wrike is handy in many ways, but the inability to gang same-project jobs under one number, where multiple user can log jobs, leads to one of the worst of all business challenges: wasted time.

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Would like this functionality

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We have this all the time too and it's hard to know which to keep and transfer the data from

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Thank you for supporting this suggestion Rob Howell, Emma Watkins! 🙌

I've checked with the team - unfortunately, they aren't planning to work on it this year due to other priorities, but your feedback is passed on to them - thank you for sharing! 

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Looks like 3 years after this idea was introduced, users are stull running into a need for it.  In our case, we do client work/projects and VERY often need to merge duplicate tasks into one including time entries.  One common scenario is someone putting in a task for a big group meeting under which everyone's time needs to be capture.  But, several meeting attendees inadvertently created the same task causing disjointed data.  This also happens when tasks are added to projects in flight.  This is a pretty valuable feature for the roadmap.

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Hello Brandon Larocque, welcome to the Community!

Thank you for sharing your insights and your use case here, I do understand how merging tasks could help your team in your case. I've passed your feedback on to our Product team.

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Having the ability to merge tasks would help my team immensely! This feature was requested in 2017. Any chance it will be moved to another stage this year?

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Sandra Hegler Hi, and welcome to the Community 👋 Apologies for the late reply here.

I was checking with the Product team to see if there's an update here. There isn't one for now, but this idea, though not planned currently, is on their radar. We'll continue to pass on the feedback from this thread to them and we'll let you know if there's news in the future.

Please let me know if I can help you with anything else.

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Same here, I have created some tasks at times only to find that I created some other very relevant tasks and would need to merge/ or at least move any comments historical info to the other task.

This request has been on for over 5 years now you guys!

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Hi Antonio Sabella, welcome to the Community 🙌

I understand your sentiment, but our team can't commit to working on all or even most of the suggestions in this forum. At the same time, feedback from this channel is important to them, and we have a process for reporting all feedback to the team. Some suggestions do get implemented - for example, here's the list of Community-generated suggestions that the team has released last year.

I hope this helps you understand how our Product Feedback forum works. We continue passing on the feedback from this thread to the Product team. For now, this suggestion is not planned, but we will let you know if anything changes here.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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I would find this feature very useful 

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Thanks for your support here Ebonku Abaku, and welcome to the Community! 

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I would find this very useful as well! We have multiple people utilizing Wrike and often end up with duplicate tasks because everybody names theirs a little differently or can't find it and just create a new one. Having the option to merge would be wonderful!

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Hi Lauren Underwood, welcome to the Community and thank you for supporting this suggestion🙌🏼

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I agree, the ability to MERGE tasks is an essential component to managing work.  As far as the logistics of implementing this in Wrike... it's simple.  Just combine everything.  All the assignees.  All the folders/spaces in both.  The status can be changed to any "active" status if there is one, otherwise choose something and notify everyone on the assigned list and the follows that these tasks were recently merged and need to be reviewed for accuracy.  Boom done. Leverage the nature of Wrike to allow people to un-assign themselves, move to multiple spaces etc. 

 

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How do you "combine everything", step by step please

 

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Hi everyone, thank you for your continued support of the idea to merge tasks into one. I don't have any updates here at the moment as the status remains "Not planned", but if there are any changes in the future, we'll let you know for sure! 

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Combining everything is simple as said... from a development standpoint, take one thing at a time and figure out how to merge it. 

Create a function that users can select to "MERGE" one task into another.  Selecting this function, users will provide the hyperlink to the primary and secondary tasks.

1- establish which will be the primary task and allow users to designate the primary.  The primary will have the original hyperlink and email address.  The secondary link and email address will "forward" or link to the new merged task in the background.

2- task title:  concatenate the titles so they remain searchable on all prior keywords.  or allow user to designate final title as task1 or task2

3- space assignments:  assign merged task to all spaces from original tasks

4- assignees:  same.  assign to everyone currently assigned to both tasks

5- followers:  same.  assign to everyone currently following both tasks

5- status:  take the status of the designated primary task

6- due date:  leave blank or assign to today.  assuming that whoever is merging the task will edit the final merged task to have the correct date.

7- description:  CONCATENATE one into the other

8- subitems:  MERGE them all

9- Attachments:  MERGE them all

10 - Dependencies:  MERGE them all

11- Comments:  MERGE them all by date or some other parameter which can be chosen by the user

It's really NOT rocket science at all.  The whole point to being able to merge tasks is that Wrike is supposed to be flexible and highly editable and customizeable.  Once you have a task, you can edit anything/everything.  So merging two tasks is NOT a big deal and shouldn't be difficult to implement.  Let the users merge based on the assumptions above and rely upon the users to maintain their data and edit it after the merging is done. 

Really simple stuff.  Merging 2 tasks is no different than creating a new task manually.  Except in this case you have tons of data already there to pre-populate what would normally be typed into the new task manually.

It is simple because anyone can manually MERGE two tasks right now, it would just take a ton of time and lots of copy/pasting.  So it would be nice if Wrike would leverage their software to do all of this tedious manual work for us.  It is supposed to organize and improve our work, yes?  Well, this is a basic thing to allow users to better organize their work.  If I can create a new task to replace 2 duplicates, why can't Wrike help me???

If you need to merge sub-tasks, or even MOVE them from one task to another, follow the suggestions above.  Or only allow main/primary tasks to be merged and let the users clean up the sub-tasks manually.  Either way you will be saving us LOTS of manual work.

 

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We really appreciate your detailed feedback and suggestions here John Rakoczy. And I completely understand your sentiment because this is not planned by our team at the moment. At the same time, there are a lot of elements which make Wrike customisable that make it a very difficult task to merge tasks into one - there are subtasks, tracked time, dependencies, statuses, automations, notifications just to name a few. 

Please rest assured your feedback will be passed on to our team. 

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+1 here! This would be super helpful in a large project with subprojects.

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Hi Tonaya Rosenberg, welcome to the Community! Thank you for bumping this idea, we are passing your feedback to our Product Development Team. We will keep you updated on any changes regarding this request 👍

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