Can a task contains the list of tasks that have a reference to it


#1

Howdy!

It is great that I can @MYTASK in asana; it is uber useful. Now, it would be even cooler if I could find all the occurrence in which @MYTASK is referenced in comments or description.

Too much? :slight_smile:


#2

Hi @carlo

I remember discovering this in Asana. There is a way! :grin:
Though it is not as intuitive as we expect it to be.

All you need to do is to get the task ID. It is the last set of numbers in the address bar when a task is currently selected.


So here, I added references to Action Item 8 inside the other tasks. Task ID is 193518341078713.

Then, use the task ID in the advanced search bar. The quick result will show the task itself, but displaying further results, I get this:

See in Action Item 6, in the comments thereโ€™s a link to Action Item 8. It is the same for the other two.
:grinning:

I think the reason behind this is that, internally, those links are actually represented by the web address of the reference itself. In this case it is a task.

https://app.asana.com/0/193518341078664/193518341078713

And since Asana searches thru the internal text values, it is able to see the IDs and not the names.

I hope this helps! :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks @Allen I will try this trick!!! :slight_smile: