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
Darren Smith commented
Please add more user customization capabilities!! Most of us that use planner, are already paying a 365 subscription. I would love to see a planner app with the capability to add custom columns and labels. Like another .com service.😏I can see some native excel support built right into Planner😉
I would like to have the task weight in order to measure the real progess, not the nimber of task.
Miguel Angel Marquez commented
custom fields would raise planner potential incredibly
Everyone manages projects a little differently and every project has some nuance that users would like to track. Would be most useful to have a custom field or two available to make Planner more flexible to the users needs.
Thomas V commented
custom fields for dates, dropdown list, text/number, ... like i'm using in Trello, would be a big reason to move from Trello to Planner.
It should be a must to move from Trello!
Wish Planner had custom, user-defined fields that could be manipulated.
Planner is great and I am learning how to apply it to the compnay, but to have custom fields, would create an amazing tool!!! almost RP.... only being able to add a new fields choosing name and data format (date, currency, text...) !!!!! can't wait
Adding Custom field to MS planner is must, it gives more flexibility to tailor like, I need field for capturing Efforts like Estimated effort and Actual Effort as part of tasks. The fields should be such that we can also sum them to find totals.
Enéas Gesing commented
I was excited about deploying Microsoft Planner in my company, but I was disappointed when I found out that tasks don't have any additional fields. It is simply useless in our case. Our main plan involves cost reduction and new revenues, so at least a value field is mandatory.
Alejandra Rodriguez commented
This would significantly add value to planner. This is the main reason why we are looking for another tool. If the number of fields is limited, I would suggest at least five.
That's the feature that is holding back lots of people to use plans in our organization
Please use the code from Lists and provide the ability to add custom fields asap it would make a huge difference and drive adoption for lots of groups
Please add custom fields and ability to add more labels.
SJ Yang commented
Please provide this functionality
we need further custom fields indeed.
many thanks for your technical contribution!
Michael Haggerty commented
Echoing comments from other users. The lack of custom fields really limits use of Planner and leads to a lot of manual work for reporting and data analysis.
To make this useful for Scrum, I need to track cost / business value / technical score across tasks. Right now, we store this info as notes and convert it into fields after exporting spreadsheets. It's tedious and, more importantly, we don't know true project status at a glance.
It would be good if there was a way to add custom fields as plaintext for just storing info like this across tasks.
It would be better if there was a way to specify the data type for each custom field - text, number, date - to put some constraints on user entry.
The ideal solution would allow me to view / sort tasks based on custom fields. Our team could save hours each week were there a way to show tasks ordered by custom field values. For example, I often have to sort tasks by business value - the high priority tasks need the most scrutiny. A way to easily configure such a view would have a lot of value.
Christophe B. commented
This new feature would be very useful. You can add the same type of custom field as in a Sharepoint List.
If we can add field, we could have de possibility to filter more easly.
Please provide this functionality
This should not be an issue 4 years after it was raised!
I would love custom columns so that I can link Forms directly to Planner and have all the information fall into the relevant fields.
Right now, I can not do this and I cannot really pull any information through, because of the limitations.