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
Frank Avery commented
Very much need. Task status, for example, would be an immediate use. Current choices are simply too limited and keep the tool from being used.
This is important feature for us. We would like to add for example exact time how long the task was performed (not just date of the start/end), value of the deal (currency) etc. and all these fields to be exportable into Excel. Custom fields would be great for this.
We need to have a time estimation in the task. Is this possible? Or the ability to add a custom field to record this
Yosi Gerasi commented
we are forced to use a different platform because this feature is a must for us
I'm setting planners to manage workflow in the team and require customisation of the fields, the same as in SharePoint List. Timestamp on when the task was moved to another bucket would be handy to run status and productivity reports.
Projets LBF commented
For example, we'd like to get information about task creator. It would be even more important if we made task automaticlay created by emailing a specific email box.
It would allow us to reply task's creator if new comment is written in task
Becky Ziga commented
As an interim, could you follow the same field process as in Sharepoint. For example:
Column name: Open Text or if need be add top 20 choices (e.g. Requested by, Request Area, Task ID, Approved by, etc.)
The type of information in this column is:
Single line of text
Multiple lines of text
Choice (menu to choose from)
Number (1, 1.0, 100)
Currency ($, ¥, €)
Date and Time
Lookup (information already on this site)
Yes/No (check box)
Person or Group
Hyperlink or Picture
Calculated (calculation based on other columns)
Cody Salter commented
This is a very important feature that would really enhance the planner app and likely increase adoption across different organizations.
Would appreciate an update on this question.
Marty Stevenson commented
Sometimes it would be useful to add more features to the planner, otherwise I sometimes write down the results when playing PlayAmo https://happyfortune.com/playamo/ and would like to be able to re-read my notes more easily.
Need this feature asap as we are so much relying on Planner tasks. Please update the status
We have to use third party software in order to accommodate this need. We would prefer to remain within the 365 environment. Please consider this!
Thang Tran commented
Can't wait any more. Need other solution :(
Leon Hughes commented
Trying my best to keep my team all under the Microsoft 365 umbrella, but when other tools like Trello, Clickup, etc offer simple pleasures as recurring tasks, saved checklist, and customized fields, as the CEO, I am not winning the argument regarding workforce efficiencies with my managers and teams they lead.
Hi, Please provide a status update? It would be a terrible shame to have to move to Jira to get this capability.
Serguei Kolomeitsev commented
Hello, this feature would be really welcome. Do you have an update?
Roey fux commented
Any update here?
No response on this ticket since 2019, didn't realize covid would stop all development on mictrosoft services??
that's would be great and open to many opportunity to use MS Planeer
Having custom fields would be a game changer and we would be able to use Planner more often and more efficiently.