Sort tasks by Due date
Thanks for your feedback!
With due date options in the Filter menu, and the ability to group tasks by due date category, we’re hoping that this will help Planner users find and organize upcoming dates and deadlines.
We understand there is still an ask for sorting tasks within an existing grouping, please continue to use this thread to share feedback on this.
The Planner Team
James Ward commented
This needs better customisation on how the future due dates are defined/shown/grouped.
For us 'Next Week' and 'Future' is of no use. We need this in:
- Next month
- Next 3 months
- Next Quarter,
- Next Year
Tasks should be sortable with nearest due date showing at the top. It's like Microsoft doesn't use their own products. I can't believe any Microsoft employee would use this app in this way and be happy. This has been in the works since 2016 and still isn't available. I wan't to group by bucket because that gives me my priorities/categories. Then within each bucket I need to know what's coming up. I can use the Schedule view to see what dates this week I have items but then I lose my prioritization. The filter is useless. As a side request, I would like to have the ability to 'roll-up' my buckets so I could see more and then expand them when I want to see what's in them. Kind of like sharepoint web parts...
Yes we still need to sort tasks within the buckets by priority or due date. The filtering and grouping helps but if I could sort by due date, for example, I wouldn't have to do that in every view I go to just to scoot far-out deadlines to the bottom of the list.
We need the option to sort individual buckets by priority or due date.
Please add this feature. You should be able to select autosort individual buckets by due date, alphabetically or by priority.
Closest is to Filter by Bucket, the Group by Due date
They respond that we should use the filter. Do they NOT even read the comments? Use of the filter does NOT solve the problem in any way.
Wow! This request has been going on for 4 years and NOTHING has been done!
Monique Van Der Haar commented
it's impossible to prioritise by due date, can't easily identify everything without a due date, spot over due - all manual and time consuming to use. Thinking of moving to trello next time around and moving out of Teams and into Jira + Trello + Confluence pages but holding off doing it depending on how Microsoft Planner and Teams play catch up
I really need the ability to look back at completed tasks in order of completion date. It's crazy that if I just completed a task today, then I have no easy way of finding it again among the dozens of other completed tasks of the same bucket, priority, or due date.
I would also like to sort by priority when grouping by bucket, progress, or due date, and vice versa. Right now the order seems completely random. I don't know if it's based on the date a task was created or what.
Being able to sort completed tasks by completion date within a bucket would be nice as well.
If a task is complete, it should not show as "late" when looking at the "by Due Date" view. Some options to consider:
1) Having a separate bucket for "completed" at the end (so Open, late tasks are still first) or having the view IGNORE completed tasks
2) OR you can have the process of "completing" a task clear the due date. Not all users will like that and will want to keep the history of due vs closed, but that is fine for my workflows and reporting.
Another person in need of this capability to sort within a bucket
I need to be able to sort by due date within existing buckets!!!!!!
Daniel Wimmer commented
Please implement this soon! Manual sorting with drag and drop is very cumbersome and once you have more than 5 or 10 tasks in a bucket, it becomes a real nightmare.
The reason why users have user-defined buckets instead of the pre-defined ones (due date, category, progress etc.) is because they are too generic and need further refinement.
That's why we need sorting functionality of our own buckets: By name, by due date, by priority at least.
Thanks, you're going in the right direction with the Teams App!
Rasmus Munch commented
This is vital to the usefulness of Planner as a planning tool :)
ESTER R commented
any news on this?
Please hurry up and get this sort added.
Kyle Sahuri commented
Filtering by due sate is useful, but being able to see tasks sorted in their respective buckets and also sorted by due date would be extremely helpful!
Tom Ellis commented
As mentioned by many other people, I use the buckets to distribute tasks and ideally want each bucket to be sorted by due date.
Planner really has no excuse not to be as good, if not better than the free version of Asana!