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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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      • Henning Tschalkowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, we need a search function. Search one Board, search all Boards for specific keywords. A Filter is a good Idea, but we also need the ability to search across all boards. A typical scenario for our company would be that I want to search for a specific project. Our porjects go through different stages (Planning, development, Finetuning at the clients for an overview) If the planning department sends a project to our dev department, they make a new board for that project, assigning the dev people to it and making their own tasks. If I want to find a specific projects I search for the project number. I want to see directly if this project is only in the planning board or if it's already moved to the development board.
        Another specific scenario is to find duplicate boards quickly (again, we use a unique project number) so I can address miscommunication quickly.

      • Chloe Gilbert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't sell Microsoft Planner to my teams with a search across all plans. They will continue to use Trello. I am hugely surprised you cant do this, especially seeing that it is built on top of Microsoft Graph. This is an embarrassment for you.

      • Chloe Gilbert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pretty dreadful especially since they are saying the Microsoft Planner is built on top of Microsoft Graph etc. I would have thought a search box would be the first thing you would implement. I cant sell this to my teams unless we have this, they will use Trello instead.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There are several requests regarding the search function. Could you please combine them into one request which would show how important the search functionality is?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I’m going crazy when I try to look for a completed task in order to reopen it. Wouldn’t it make sense to have a search tool for the tasks?

      • Lance commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Filtering tasks within a board is not nearly important as the capability to search across all Plans that I am a member of for certain content. As Denise mentions, the ability to see a list of tasks assigned to a particular person is also a must.

      • Bruno commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Search across at least one plan, better all plans I am Member of, is mandatory - we can not use MS Planner without Search functionality

      • A. Ramos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it is basic functionality. Also tags are so small that can be neglected.

      • Denise Yuri Shitara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another use case: I oversee several projects ("plans"), and I suddenly meet one person that participates in several of my projects. I should be able to enter this person´s name in a search box and instantly come up with all the tasks that this person is involved into, across all my projects!

        Also, a quick hashtag list would be useful!

      • Patrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A universal keyword search available in all/most screens with results categorized and/or filtered by sections such as Plans, Tasks, Comments, etc. will be an excellent addition.
        Go, Planner Team, Go! You've got this!!!

      • Philip Havens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Use case: I'm building a new plan and remember that I have another task in another plan that I would like to copy. However, I don't remember exactly what I titled the task, but I remember a word or phrase that I used in either the title or the description or a checklist item. I would therefore like to be able to search across all plans, all tasks, all descriptions, and all checklist items for all active or completed plans/tasks/checklists.

      • MezMarianne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I guess when you live in a Bing environment - great search functionality is not top of mind. I love how you would like to hear more about specific scenarios where I could use a search functionality. The specific scenario would be any time I would like to find a word written in any task, subtask, comment or tag.

      • Ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really need search. Planner has so much potential, but at the moment it's not got much use beyond helping a school pupil organising their homework. Just not ready for small business use, never mind enterprise.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to be able to enter a few key words and search for a task or other information.

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