Rollup of Subitem Status and Timeline

While I have read several options for workarounds, it would be great if the Subitem timelines (earliest Start Date and latest End Date) rolled up to the Item Timeline, instead of a new column being created. The current functionality creates challenges if you want to tag a parent Item in a dependency to a subsequent task. Again, while you can create a Mirror column, I don’t believe you should have to. It should be part of the base product.

Same request for Subitem Status, although not as pressing.

Such a basic project management feature is missing from the platform and unfortunately is not available. This is a huge show stopper for adoption for task and project management. team please prioritize this feature.

Completely agree. Rolling up into a separate colum is of no use as the item might be in a dependency chain and this won’t reflect a change of dates in sub-items unless there’s a manual updarte of the item timeline to match the sub-item roll-up. Worse, you don’t seem to be able to setup an automation to say something like:
When sub-item-rollup-timeline changes, copy those changes to the item timeline

Hello - Has anyone found any workarounds for this by any chance? If so, would you share your solution.

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Hey @CharlotteMoore, @skmdc, @IainH, @SSplaycore!

We developed an app called subitem automations that provides robust automation capabilities to subitems. Here’s an example of how it can be applied in this case →

This is the automation →

This is an example of the output →
Screenshot 2024-03-18 at 12.18.20

You can find it in the marketplace in the platform or here - Apps Marketplace

Hope that helps!

The marketplace app Rollup Subitems rolls up subitems columns to normal parent columns. With this you can use the parent column to enter e.g. a timeline directly if the parent does not have subitems.

Agree, this is basic functionality that would certinly remove objections to adoption over smartsheets

Agreed, this is a basic feature of parent/child tasks that should be part of the main product. Due to data privacy, I am loathe to add extra data processors into the mix, not to mention incurring additional costs by using marketplace developments.

Would so helpful if this was a feature instead of having to use third-party apps. In my situation, I’m not able to use a third-party app unless it goes thru a whole approval process.