Better control and automation of Timeline column start\end dates

Hi All. For basic project management workflows as well as to fully utilize the new workload view\app, the timeline column really needs some love. There is significant lack of options to set the start and end dates other than manually picking them and few automatons that work with the start\end dates.

As an example, I have been working with support on this and I was just informed this simple workflow is not possible. I need to be able to set a project’s start date but then have the end date continue indefinitely on a timeline until it is “closed out” (such as with a checkbox or moving to a “closed out” group). So in essence the end date needs to be set to the function today() to show the project is “still on the books” and the corresponding people are still busy with it.

Hi @deceiver08, Devin

The scenario “extend a timeline every day (or whatever period you specify) until status reaches xxx” should be possible with Integromat. Send me a PM if you want to discuss in more detail.

I agree this could be really helpful. As a user, I want to be able to use automations on the timeline column, but this isn’t currently supported. This has become more important with the sub-tasks feature. We are using the task level with a timeline, and the sub-tasks have due dates. If the sub-task due dates could be linked to the task timeline, this would be awesome.

Yeah, it would be useful.
Also, I wan’t to track how long my tasks takes until it reaches Done, and also see in a timeline. I’ve reached this with the Time Tracking tool, but it can’t be shown on timeline. The timeline column would be perfect, but I can’t set Start Date neither End Date with those automations.