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Please add "Search" Task in order to find a task quickly

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Partially complete  ·  AdminPlanner Team (Admin, Planner) responded  · 

    Thanks for your feedback!

    We’ve improved upon the Filter menu within a plan to give provide options for viewing certain tasks within a board.

    We are planning to expand upon both the Filter menu options while exploring how to build search functionality that can fulfill the needs mentioned on this thread. Please comment if there’s anything in particular you’d like for our team to consider!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

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      • George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Search functionality is vital. Should be like it is in Teams and Asana.

      • Matthew Maserati commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No search feature really makes the usability of Planner a hard sell in our corporation. We are rolling out Groups but with thousands of projects / buckets in our hundreds of groups This is a must have.
        many are asking why not Google Docs ? Please add a search feature to Planner and Teams

      • jen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Searching amongst plans would be a good addition too for when there will be lots of plans (archived or not)

      • Hubber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A fast search function on a board is needed and must also be available when using an iPad. For this reason i still have to make use of Trello.

      • Alex Theoret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Search title &/or contents of all cards (closed or open) would be absolutely invaluable. If you add filtering on top of that, all the better. Thank you!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE add search within all active and complete tasks. Title, comments, description. Choose "Search exact" or "contains"

      • Sarah W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our international marketing team has started using Planner over the past month, and we were very surprised that there is no search feature. We have about 6 different plans, and sometimes tasks are hard to find between the plans. I could explain in more detail, but, overall, I feel like search is a very basic feature that all productivity tools have these days, and something from Microsoft should be no different.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Implement search the same way you do for OneNote and Teams...ie search for any word, bring up any/all related tasks containing said word.

      • MB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The filter seems to search only in card title, can you please expand that to the whole content within the card ans lists created please.

      • Bear commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Work around: Add as much as possible in the Title which is searchable and takes up to 255 characters, Example:

        Test the recent changes in DEV / DV2 was updated with the latest branch and Jeff QA'd it. The results should be XYZ, advise Bob if it doesn't pass.

        hope that helps!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Search should be able to look at all fields, but particularly title, description and comments

      • Pranavaghanan Murugesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The filter functionality could use some more improvements. Currently it can search for a keyword in the title. But it fails when we try to search with multiple keywords.

        For example: Say there are 4 tasks with titles
        CUST0001 - Home Designs Enterprises - Design July
        CUST0001 - Home Designs Enterprises - Design August

        In the case of 100s of tasks assigned for CUST0001, if I can filter out the first task by entering "CUST0001 July" it would be great.

      • Erik Carlsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Free text search for all fields on a task (possibly with option to not search in description), selectively for all planner or a specific plan.

        Available in web, Teams and mobile apps

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