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
Criminal that this isn't a feature already. Huge block on the utilization of the tool!
Senthilkumar Palanidurai commented
Any update on this? Last response from Product team is Aug 2019.
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Holy moly, this is the 6th highly voted feature request in this entire uservoice and no action / feedback since mid-2019. Is anyone in MS even reading these?
JP LAPIERRE commented
This is a must have if I am to use your tool in the long run and as an alternative to Monday.com. I love the simplicity of it and the fact it's part of my office echosystem. But I need to be able to tailor it a bit to add some more information in there that I need to drive my portfolio. Please make this a priority.
Custom fields and / or having like fields of MS Project is extremely important to allow this tool functionality to use with teams. Need to keep it simpler than Project, but have the ability to dump into project if the task becomes a major project. I need to be able to understand total hours estimated and actual hours consumed for a task, start and stop times, priority, resource assigned sub tasks, recurring tasks, check boxes, date fields. Views such as the current card view and perhaps a list view would be great as well.....
Leana Sands commented
I second: Anonymous comment · January 12, 2021 11:55 PM · This would be an easy way to keep a lot of people out of having to use more advanced, and often complicated, tools (similar to what's offered by Atlassian). Bring on the custom fields functionality!
Resources are wasted investigating alternatives.
Brian Fay commented
Yes, Pleeeease do this!
It really would make sense to be able to start with the task list (Lists > Work Project Tracker or Issue Tracker template) to create each plan, and a "Project" column should be standard to track multiple projects in a plan!!! (;
This would be an easy way to keep a lot of people out of having to use more advanced, and often complicated, tools (similar to what's offered by Atlassian). Bring on the custom fields functionality!
Hector Velazquez commented
For a PM, the ability to add fields to tasks is very necessary. If that functionality were available, Teams/planner would be my method of tracking team activities and would be adopted far more broadly in our organization!
Very need this feature! In order to manage small projects and both ways integration with Project Online
Martie Timmers commented
Having this is highly appreciated. As a PM, I'm moving more existing (and for the future new) project to Teams and use planner as tracking tool for open activities. Having customer fields (even if it is even limited to a number of fields) is a missing feature.
In the past I used Smartsheet a lot, where I could create customer dropdown boxes, boolean with a custom name, ...
[Deleted User] commented
Definitively need this custom fields...
I want to use it as part of the whole Microsoft tool, but Trello is much more advanced on this at the moment. There is not enough column and possibilities, it is too much static.
For example, I'd like to add ticket numbers linked to task, an plain text on comments isn't reliable...
Thanks for reconsidering adding custom fields.
Rob Hutchings commented
Is this still the right uservoice to push for this? Or do we need to head over to the MS Teams one? No one planner suits all so to make it applicable for the many we need this overlooked feature. With 7251 votes and 760 comments you think it'd been bumped up enough for Microsoft to reconsider and update us of their plans.
wouter Naert commented
Is there anything landing concerning custom fields this year? It would allow flexibility to a lot of companies. We use one planner form for travel scheduling - we need a country field as labels wouldn't cover the amount of countries possible ... , purely in text is rubbish.
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.