Option to create custom fields for tasks
How it works: In the planner settings, you can create and customize the field and then select which projects it will be available, including the "all projects" option. Each task created now will have the new custom fields avaliable inside the card.
Thanks for your feedback!
We’d like to add custom columns to Planner, but don’t have anything planned at this time. We’re working on three big initiatives that are landing later this year (stay tuned!) and will likely start work on recurring tasks soon after.
Please continue to vote as we utilize UserVoice heavily to order our product backlog and will adjust regularly if things change!
Thanks again for your patience and feedback,
The Planner Team
FSNU SCDD commented
I'm somewhat skeptical we'll see new features anytime soon given that it took a full three years for the Microsoft Team to respond to the initial comment.
Miguel Angel Marquez commented
because of the lack of custom fields it's whay i'm not using planner, it's the only reason, i need other fields like planned ending date and real ending date as many others fields...
James Shull commented
The major shortcoming in our situation is that the Charts section weighs all tasks equally. If we can't get an update on the status of this request, can someone please provide a list of upcoming features? Our organization will need to decide if Planner will meet our needs for task management/tracking among groups. Thanks!
For more than 3 years there has been a great demand for Option to create custom fields for tasks.
Without this option, Planner is not workable for me and for many others.
What is the planning for this extension?
I'm also surprised that many options with much fewer voices have completed the status like:
Due date notification
Assign tasks to multiple users
Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans
Yes please! My organization moved from monday.com to planner and the teams that relied heavily on planner are extremely upset over losing customizable fields. It makes it extremely difficult to run metrics on work to present to leadership without the ability to add customizable fields.
Yes please. I want to be able to log my time worked in the task
Joseph Dunphy commented
Would be fantastic with those custom fields included options to change which fields are visible on each card when viewing the whole board -- Smartsheet does this exceptionally well where you can customize what fields are relevant when viewing the entire board and having all those custom fields enables for far easier categorizing in various ways and easy exporting into excel
Using Flow & SharePoint lists right now serves as a better way to more efficiently track threads than Planner simply for the lack of not having custom fields -- or just using Smartsheet which is why we extended our contract as Planner doesn't meet critical needs for allowing widespread adoption.
This is a major deficit with the tool. Unable to migrate from SharePoint lists if we can't replicate key fields in Planner.
Yes please, this feature would extend Planner to address a significant number of additional scenarios, the way SharePoint Lists do but more dynamic and user-friendly.
My organization has been looking for this option for a whole year. Including that you could require some of or all of the fields to submit/save the task. In addition we've been told it would come but are still waiting for the ability to attach files on a task from MacFinder through teams>planner.
Now is the time. We're switching to another platform this week due to the extremely long waiting time until you'll eventually fix this.
Im sorry to say this. Too bad!
We have been waiting for this expansion for many years, now for more than 3 years. Without this functionality we can't use planner. Too bad!
Hello Feedback Commentators, and Spectators -> Push this Idea, as much as possible. Because "no Customizing" is "no changing". Most of us stay at trello, or other apps - because we cant customize Planner Tasks, with Customer Needs.@Microsoft Planner Team, please take this as a Priority !
Eitan Blumin commented
I would like to add a reminder for the dev team to also include support for Planner custom fields in Microsoft Flow!
Stéphane Mor commented
Just to ease the pain of waiting for this feature, what are the "three big initiatives that are landing later this year" that require us to "stay tuned" ? :-)
Jason Hodges commented
Please add this feature.
Can't believe this isn't in Planner!!! Seriously, not that hard MS, get it added already!
Gabrielle Hawthorne commented
Would love to see this implemented to include a custom field that will allow users to indicate SVN/build number for project tracking and search functionality.
We would very much like to customize tasks on the planner!!!!!
Rikard Cederberg commented
This is basically our showstopper.
Will keep on using Trello until this is implemented.