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
luis Duorn commented
it seems to be very demanding feature.
I like the fact is planner getting connected to other 365 apps however, itis very limited in terms of customizing it to your own benefit
Please take a look at monday.com and their custom fields for each item. It's hard to call this product "Planner" without essential functionality like this. At the very least, add custom status text/color, or multiple status fields.
Angela Weil commented
This tool is useless for all but the very simplest projects without this capability.
This seems to be one of the popular request and I guess it should be put on a high priority. I am saying this because my team has decided leave the Planner because we couldn't add custom fields to tasks. We are going back to old school system despite my affection to Planner. Could you please give us a time line so that I can convince my team to stick to Planner?
USELESS without these extra fields
Please add this feature to Planner, so SharePoint and planner can integrate easily.
Also make it possible to use Custom fields on Charts view! :)
Soheil Sameti commented
Please add this feature to the planner. it can save many of us from hassles of dealing with the backups and being relied on different applications.
It's a must...
C Dokmo commented
MSFT, any update on timeline for this capability?
It would be nice to be able to modify the drop down menus for “progress” field.
Stuart Monks commented
just started to use planner and thought I must have got something wrong in the setup since it had no useful fields or custom fields in tasks. The tasks board is of very limited use without the ability to put more info in the task
Fed Up with Teams Inefficiencies commented
Amazingly every useful feature that I have researched in Teams to understand how to implement does not exist. Always the response is "we are considering it in the future". At this point, I have no hope for the success of Teams or the MS controlled apps in it like Planner. While the Planner team is working on features that no one wants, I will be looking at implementing solutions not utilizing Teams since MS will relegate it to the scrap heap soon enough. The lack of custom fields is sad. Just sad.
Miguel Zorrilla commented
Please, this option is a must. All the community will appreciate it. Our company will use it to classify activities for getting metrics and add complementary information about tasks.
This feature certainly is overdue.
Please, when can we expect this? More than 3 years there have been more than 4000 requests!
we need custom fields in planner!! when will they come?
Иван Дерябин commented
This is example how careless MS to core users requests. The custom fields are by default at any other collaboration APPS like TRello and dozen of other APPs.
Why not just copy this feature and benefit from thousands of new customers???
Custom fields. e.g. ability to add story points, fields with dropdown options, etc.
Alain Boucher commented
Our users also won't go with it until this feature is available. They're currently using Trello and heavily depend on that feature.
They use different "templates" for each compartment. That's how they use Trello now.
Thanks for taking our voice into consideration :)