Feature Request: Automation to move completed tasks to a specific section

eliasz EN Basic, MT Tester Posts: 6 Beginner

Would be great to have an automation that allows us to move completed tasks to a given section (in this case, a Completed/Done section). This would be particularly useful when working in the Agenda, so we don't have to go to individual projects and moves tasks when they've been completed.


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  • Miša Hennin
    Miša Hennin Admin, MeisterLobster Posts: 695 Community Admin

    Hey @eliasz you've got my vote! I'd love to Complete a task and have it automatically move to my Completed section.

    At the moment, you could set up a normal automation which first completes a task and then moves it to a different place but I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for.

    Also, when you're in Agenda, you can move things using the ellipsis (...) menu in the top-right corner. Although this is not the seamless way you've requested, I thought I'd mention it.



  • eliasz
    eliasz EN Basic, MT Tester Posts: 6 Beginner

    Hey @Miša,

    Thanks for the upvote and the workarounds! You're right, I was looking for something more straightforward.

  • Joerg Koper
    Joerg Koper EN Basic, DACH Partner, MT Tester Posts: 662 Community Leader

    Hi @eliasz,

    you've got my vote too. We're working with the same automation, that @Miša mentioned but I think every handle saved is a good step towards effective use of time 😉

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  • Olaf Roeb
    Olaf Roeb EN Basic, DACH Partner, MT Tester Posts: 121 Star Contributor
    edited January 12

    Hi, @eliasz , second you, too,

    this seems to be a potentially very frequently demanded action so it might add up to saving tons of time. I do use a workaround in some projects to cover a similar two-step-demanding automation as @Miša and @Jörg Koper just described into a kind of "Automation only" section:

    Open new Section and name it like: Compl+Finish

    • Automation 1: Complete every task that enters the section
    • Automation 2: Transport the task to the target section

    So far I think this meets exactly Misha's suggestion. As this section never needs to carry data, you can leave it collapsed so it doesn't consume much horizontal space. Now instead of completing a task you just shift it to this "automation-only" - section, which covers the time loss to almost zero.

    It also offers another benefit: If you create another such "automation-only-always-collapsed" section, you can target a different final space or maybe even archive (Name: Compl+Arch)some tasks. With these two collapsed sections, you now have a choice to complete and finalize tasks into different final sections and/or conditions, still without consuming much space.

    Just be careful with the naming of these sections, as automations are not readable in collapsed condition. But for me, it works just fine.

  • Andrew Lapidus
    Andrew Lapidus Admin, MeisterLobster Posts: 697 Community Admin

    👍 Definitely all aboard with this feature request - especially for working in Agenda.

    Excellent tip here, thanks @Olaf Roeb! Today I learned that I could still move tasks into a collapsed section! 🤯

  • Michael Heil
    Michael Heil EN Basic, DACH Partner, MT Tester Posts: 79 Star Contributor

    @Olaf Roeb yepp, this is exactly how we do it 👍

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  • Miša Hennin
    Miša Hennin Admin, MeisterLobster Posts: 695 Community Admin

    Hi @Olaf Roeb, another great idea! Feel free to add this as a MeisterHack if you like - it's a good trick and could be more visible for others in the Community 😀.



  • Olaf Roeb
    Olaf Roeb EN Basic, DACH Partner, MT Tester Posts: 121 Star Contributor

    Thank you, and hi, @Miša

    Please look up the learning-board description I just added below Andrew's Chess - Opening Board. You'll find this Hack realized and described in my post.

    Enjoy your day!