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Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

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    Tajo Fittkau shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be very useful! As it stands new buckets are being created in our use-case, and deleting all the information and lessons learned from completing the bucket seems barbaric and backward. Archiving so that the information is still available, but not cluttering the plan with closed buckets would be ideal.

      • Enzo Zappulla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Archive Buckets no long needed. I do not want to delete them as I would refer back to them in the future.

      • Gaston S. Lopez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are using Plans per teams, and buckets to separate projects we are working on, then we use tasks to define what to do. Once the Bucket (Project) is completed , the only way to remove it from the main dashboard is to delete it and with that I lose all the info added to it.
        If we could create another view, which will include all the "completed" buckets will remove the clutter of the main / pending projects and also allow us to review what has been done.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this is a pretty critical oversight. I understand how you'd miss it in testing as it requires having a fairly mature board, but it is an absolutely essential feature for prolonged use.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1. I would archive a bucket once that set of tasks are completed and I no longer anticipate adding tasks to that bucket.
        2. I would like the archived bucket to be accessible indefinitely.

        The only time I could see not needing to archive buckets is if you classify buckets based on permanent parts of your business; however, often, I use buckets as time-bound sub-projects within my Plan.

        Just provide the same functionality as Trello for archiving. In Trello, you can archive cards and lists, and can close/archive boards. I would like this functionality for Planner.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same story as the rest of the comments. Love the planner, but now that we have 50 completed buckets, it makes it confusing and harder to manage. Please create a way to archive these as i do not want to have to go through the headache of switching to different software.

      • Joseph Boland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is essential! I'm not aware of any good workarounds, and as others have noted, without this feature Planner boards become increasingly cluttered and eventually unusable. This should at least be in the "working on" category!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Archiving completed Buckets is a must! Please make this available ASAP. I just launched this for our team and didn't realize this wasn't an option until we completed our first bucket and need it to disappear off of our list! I definitely don't want to delete it, but I do want it separate from current buckets!

      • Kashif Majeed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's pain to go through a lot of buckets or keep moving them around. This makes planner effectively unuseable as it's only good enough if you have few buckets but not ideal tool when you have a lot of buckets....

      • Vincenzo Rispoli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In our team we are considering buskets as collections of tasks (user stories) that should disappear from board as soon as last task of collection is completed.
        We'd like to archive data and hide them from plan board without loosing task information useful for statistic purpose.

      • Leandro Ribeiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        because I do not have this functionality I have to create several plans and groups. Nothing good Microsoft

      • Leandro Ribeiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        because I do not have this functionality I have to create several plans and groups. Nothing good Microsoft.

      • Leandro Ribeiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        because I do not have this functionality I have to create several plans and groups. Nothing good Microsoft.

      • James Houck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree that this is a fundamental feature missing. You can archive/complete a card, but not the bucket itself. Please add the feature.

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