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
Deborah Rees commented
I am trying to incorporate RACI elements into the Planner. People get a little tetchy when you tag them as an assignee, but even more annoyed when they are not in the loop. Has anyone managed to find a way to make this work?
Thinking of moving to Planner but definitely need this option or the tasks cannot be created as we want them to :-/
As others have mentioned already, we need the same as the Trello ones such as:
I would also like there to be some way of calculating a future date. For example if I put a start date I would like to be able to say project last 12 weeks and the end date is calculated.
P.S. And a colour picker for the tabs so we can colour code thing how we really want to.
Doug Staubach commented
The world needs custom fields in Planner. Custom fields should include a "field type" like number, text, date, contact name, etc. Q: Can you let us know if this is on the near-term roadmap?
WIthout this, the tasks app does not make sense. Adding dimensions is very important in order to have a shared task list. Current list is just enough for 1 person.
Or add the Charts and Schedule & Board views to the List app (there it is possible to add columns).
Need the ability to add custom fields to cards. In particular, wanting one for hours estimate similar to story points.
We think that custom fields for tasks in teams is a great functionality. You start using tasks in teams as is, but next step is to add some extra fields. It's good the easy of use and simplicity, but many people need some small customization
Robert Dannenbring commented
This is a critical feature other boards are capable of providing. Please help!!!
This can be done in a similar way that Airtable works. They allow you to view the fields you create in a grid(Microsoft Lists) or canban view(Microsoft Planner). Maybe a Lists/Planner integration would be a great way to achieve this?
Our team need to be able to add a "size" to the card. Our team needs to be able to add a "Project" to the card. Our team needs to be able to link to other cards.
I desperately need this functionality to continue to use planner (Approximately 300 users would have to switch tools).
We must be able to add custom fields to card, additional labels, and more than 20 task to card.
Nooshin Kianfar commented
Please add this feature, Planner wouldn't be complete without this.
We need this!! We're using Office 365 and we would really appreciate using Planner as well but we can’t without the ability to add our own custom fields.
This is such a nice feature for us. As social services organization it would be much easier to manage projects within the Office 365 workspace. Please add this!
Marco Franceschini commented
Hi Planner Team,
I think that for many teams (mine as well, of course) it would be great to have such a feature. In our case we will switch from Trello to Planner in the blink of an eye.
We're using Office 365 in the most part of our company, and we would really appreciating using planner as well, not last to save some bucks.
What is wrong with Microsoft? As a Microsoft partner, user and shareholder it's extremely frustrating and disappointing to see Microsoft solutions which we are supposed to both use and promote lack some of the most basic, logical functions. WTF
Dear Planner Team,
A lot of my colleagues and me need also urgent the possibility to add own data fields (or columns) to the task list for my and their teams in Planner.
For example: effort, client, account no or other additional information for each task.
Also an Excel-export-function for the whole Tasklist would be very usefull or the possibility to calculate some fields (e.g. effort).
Thanks and Regards
defo need an option to add custom fields in the planner
JUST USE SHAREPOINT!
PLANNER IS A HUGE FAIL FOR SERIOUS USERS!!!
Really? does anyone understand how tasks are managed? Surely the ability to categorise them in many ways is a Number 1 priority. The fact that nearly 7000 users have taken time out of their day to vote for this feature suggests that 100's of thousands actually would benefit from it's introduction.
WE ARE ABOUT TO PULL THE PIN ON OFFICE 365 ACROSS OUR ORGANISATION AS YOU JUST DO NOT GET IT!!!
This would be a great function for Planner with multiple buckets.