I'd like to be able to group tasks in the list and kanban view based on a dropdown field.
Any idea when this will be implemented? Asking, as I am setting up a database now and it would be great to be able to use custom fields to group elements. For now I am using statuses and tags - but this is not great, as I need them for different aspects. I am finding my way around for now, just wondering how deep in those workarounds should I dive in - as if it is just behind the corner, then it would be worth simply waiting. Any clues? @Zach Blodgett . @zeb-1
@Joanne: Hey Joanne! This feature is most likely going to be coming out in Q1 so keep an eye out for it!
I agree, this would be a very useful feature and was one of the first functions I noticed was missing when I started using Clickup.
I'm a new ClickUp user, and it's a MAJOR bummer for me that this isn't currently feasible. Each week I like to plan out my tasks in detail — what I'll do each day, and the order in which I'll do them. I don't want to use due/start dates for this because these aren't true start/due dates, and I want to reserve those fields for actual data. I'm using tags right now to do this, but as someone else has said, it's really cumbersome — especially since the tags aren't universal across the whole platform. To reschedule a task from Monday to Thursday, for example, involves multiple clicks plus some scrolling to find the task after it moves itself to a new group when I add or remove a tag. With grouping by custom field, I could accomplish the same thing in one click. I'm thinking about giving up on this and just going back to planning my week on paper. Like I said — a real bummer.
it's a great idea
+1 folders are essentially a form of a Custom field. Lists are as well. Expand the way labels work in clickup to allow tasks to be visible in multiple lists and folders depending on user preferences. It still is one task but visible in multiple views
I just deleted all my tags assuming I could group based on custom fields, oh welp..
It never crossed my mind it wouldn't be possible as ClickUp can do almost anything, it seemed such a logical thing to be able to do.
Use case: What I tried to accomplish: I like to use custom fields to create a 'blog category' field for my editorial calendar and group my list view based on 'blog category' as it is less bloated and way more organized than tags ✌️
Yes agree this would be a great step towards ClickUp giving even more flexibility to users ability to view tasks as they see is most useful. I think ClickUp has a great chance to provide a good User Story Map view in the boards, and the fact that we can at least set up columns by tag, and not be limited to just status, is a great start.
In addition to Custom Fields, being able to "turn the board on its side" to have lists as columns would also be very useful I think. With this capability, you wouldn't even need to add custom fields to be able to view lists in a board "matrix," which I think has a lot of benefit.
That would be super, super useful feature to have!
i thought i read somewhere that this is planned already (in the CU2.0 docs??), but it does not show as planned (yet) here?
@Matthias Thoen: Oeh, I hope so 🙏