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.
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we eally need this.
I would like to see "Approved"... "Ready for testing"... "Ready for production"... "On Hold", there are simply too many possible statuses to try and create a list. It needs to be open to what user/company needs.
This is a must have
Rahul Singh commented
Glad to see i'm not the only one :)
Really need the ability to create own statuses, would be the best!
Also if you could just create new tasks from "My Tasks" view and assign them to the different buckets and statuses.
There are a large number of request for custom fields on tasks. All these suggestion should be consolidated to reflect accurately the need for such feature.
As one user pointed out, without this many of us will not be able to switch from other provider such as Trello.
If this isn't implemented, Planner will, in the long run, become one of the not-used apps in Office 365. There is too many other options for this to survive without it.
I attended Ignite AU. The Planner Demo I saw had additional Progress status (included Blocked). I can't see it in my version though... is this feature planned but not yet deployed?
It is very important and adds more flexibility to this tool
Chris Charlton commented
+1 Super needed to drop many external services for normal office users. Would reduce need for Jira, Bugzilla, Trello, etc.
YES! We have so many different break downs for "In-Progress" that it is not useful. Planner relies so heavily on those statuses and I'd love to take advantage of those features, but In-Progress is just too vague to be helpful to me.
I vote for this request!
A sure vote for this!
It would be nice to have, either before or after the Description field, the ability to add an additional custom field. Similar to the Checklist, it wouldn't show unless selected and filled with data. For our usage, we'd primarily use it for work order tracking or quick reference to another system that pertains to the task.
agreed. this is definitely required. Just make the field editable from a settings option so that anyone can create their own status'.
Seems like Planner is way behind Trello and others in this regard. In Trello, "Power-ups" can be added to cards via API. This is the way to go.
PS: This request should be consolidated with similar requests "ability to add custom fields and use via API like in MS CRM", "Adding custom fields to a Planner task using the API" and "Need to have customized fields"
Stephen Gruber commented
Would be very helpful for us to be able to see bucket completion broken down in the charts
There should be option in Planner where we can add customized fields (textboxes , dropdowns, etc) so that we can better utilize this tool.
Jonathan Aisenberg commented
agreed. similar to this suggestion: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14704662-option-to-create-custom-fields-for-tasks
daniel hogan commented
This is a huge issue that is going to cause our team to have to keep maintaining information in multiple places. Certain people in our team need to be able to view statuses specific to how we operate, while not having the actual task assigned to them.
"Approved"... "Ready for testing"... "Ready for production"... "On Hold", there are simply too many possible statuses to try and create a list. It needs to be open to what user/company needs.
Obviously you would need to be able to pick a color for the status for viewing in the planner hub.
Allow to change the name in one Plan, across plans, and add states.
Particularly adding states is important, as it allows greater depth to this dimension (stage/status), so the user can use the buckets for another dimension (area, impact, feature, etc.) within a single plan.