It would be really handy if we could save the conditions of an advanced search (ie “save report”) even if those conditions return no search hits at the current moment.
Example: An organisation I manage has many tasks that repeat daily in different projects and teams. I want to check quickly that they have been completed properly with fields selected. So I make a report for doing this (very very handy feature btw), effectively I am wanting my search to return no results (meaning everything has been completed properly).
I just can’t save this search in asana’s current format, so I have to go and create dummy tasks that will meet the search conditions, save the search, then delete the dummy tasks.
Lately I have been offloading this task checking to other users… So I link my reports in a conversation, they go to save them and nope can’t save, no search results. I then have to go through setting up the whole array of dummy tasks again, while stepping them through the advanced search procedure, for each report I want them to have, then deleting the dummy tasks etc etc. Very frustrating.
Please can we look at having “save report” functionality without the search having to hit a result.
It could look something like this in a window:
“Hmm… nothing matches your search, are you sure you want to save this as a report”? with “NO - refine search” or “OK” buttons below.