[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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