Custom fields allow you to use your specific classification that is not available in Productive by default. You can use Custom fields to add your own attributes and then filter and sort the tasks that have those attributes applied to them.
Custom fields used on Tasks can be project-specific, which means that you can create individual custom fields for every project. You can also create a common Custom field in the Task Custom Field Library which you can add to multiple projects.
💡 The number of Task custom fields does not affect the total number of custom fields supported in your subscription plan.
To add, edit and organize Task Custom fields, open the Project sidebar and select Custom fields:
At the bottom of the menu, you'll see the Task Custom Fields link.
Click on Add new Custom field:
Select the type of Custom field you would like to use. It can be:
Text Field: Allows you to enter text
Number field: Allows you to add an integer
Date field: Select a date from a calendar
Dropdown field: Select a predefined option from the dropdown
Multiselect field: Add multiple values from a list of options
In this example, let's create a dropdown field:
First, add the name and the description to the custom field. This will help your teammates to understand what does the field mean.
Then, click on Add Options to add the drop downs you want and click on the colored square to change the color scheme of the field:
When you're done, click on Create Field.
Now, let's see how to add the Custom field to the task. Go to the task of your choice and notice that the custom field picker is now visible:
Click on the Task priority field and select the option from the dropdown:
Now the task has the Custom field assigned to it and you can use it when sorting inside that project. Make sure to add the relevant Field with our custom fields:
Additionally, you can filter by the task priority:
As mentioned above, Custom fields on Tasks are project-specific, but you can also add the most common Task custom fields from the Library if you have any saved there:
For more information on Global Task Custom Fields, visit this article:
Task Custom Fields Library