View: show parent tasks up to 4 levels deep

This task view shows the task name in the first column and (if they exist) up to 4 parent tasks in separate columns in the same list.

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Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*

Any

Adobe Workfront license*

Plan

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars

Edit access to Filters, Views, Groupings

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a report

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Show parent tasks up to 4 levels deep

  1. Go to a list of tasks.

  2. From the View drop-down menu, select New View.

  3. In theColumn Preview area, eliminate all columns except for one.

  4. Click the header of the remaining column, then click Switch to Text Mode.

  5. Mouse over the text mode area, and click Click to edit text.

  6. Remove the text you find in the Text Mode box, and replace it with the following code:

    column.0.descriptionkey=name
    
    column.0.link.linkproperty.0.name=ID
    column.0.link.linkproperty.0.valuefield=ID
    column.0.link.linkproperty.0.valueformat=int
    column.0.link.lookup=link.view
    column.0.link.valuefield=objCode
    column.0.link.valueformat=val
    column.0.linkedname=direct
    column.0.listsort=string(name)
    column.0.namekey=name.abbr
    column.0.querysort=name
    column.0.shortview=false
    column.0.valuefield=name
    column.0.valueformat=HTML
    column.0.width=150
    column.1.descriptionkey=parent
    column.1.link.linkproperty.0.name=ID
    column.1.link.linkproperty.0.valuefield=parent:ID
    column.1.link.linkproperty.0.valueformat=int
    column.1.link.lookup=link.view
    column.1.link.valuefield=parent:objCode
    column.1.link.valueformat=val
    column.1.linkedname=parent
    column.1.listsort=nested(parent).string(name)
    column.1.namekey=parent
    column.1.querysort=parent:name
    column.1.shortview=false
    column.1.stretch=0
    column.1.valuefield=parent:name
    column.1.valueformat=HTML
    column.1.width=150
    column.2.description=Parent Parent
    column.2.link.linkproperty.0.name=ID
    column.2.link.linkproperty.0.valuefield=parent:parent:ID
    column.2.link.linkproperty.0.valueformat=int
    column.2.link.lookup=link.view
    column.2.link.valuefield=parent:parent:objCode
    column.2.link.valueformat=val
    column.2.linkedname=parent
    column.2.listsort=nested(parent:parent).string(name)
    column.2.name=Parent Parent
    column.2.querysort=parent:parent:name
    column.2.shortview=false
    column.2.stretch=0
    column.2.valuefield=parent:parent:name
    column.2.valueformat=HTML
    column.2.width=150
    column.3.description=Parent Parent Parent
    column.3.link.linkproperty.0.name=ID
    column.3.link.linkproperty.0.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:ID
    column.3.link.linkproperty.0.valueformat=int
    column.3.link.lookup=link.view
    column.3.link.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:objCode
    column.3.link.valueformat=val
    column.3.linkedname=parent
    column.3.listsort=nested(parent:parent:parent).string(name)
    column.3.name=Parent Parent Parent
    column.3.querysort=parent:parent:parent:name
    column.3.shortview=false
    column.3.stretch=0
    column.3.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:name
    column.3.valueformat=HTML
    column.3.width=150
    column.4.description=Parent Parent Parent Parent
    column.4.link.linkproperty.0.name=ID
    column.4.link.linkproperty.0.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:parent:ID
    column.4.link.linkproperty.0.valueformat=int
    column.4.link.lookup=link.view
    column.4.link.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:parent:objCode
    column.4.link.valueformat=val
    column.4.linkedname=parent
    column.4.listsort=nested(parent:parent:parent:parent).string(name)
    column.4.name=Parent Parent Parent Parent
    column.4.querysort=parent:parent:parent:parent:name
    column.4.shortview=false
    column.4.stretch=100
    column.4.valuefield=parent:parent:parent:parent:name
    column.4.valueformat=HTML
    column.4.width=150
  7. Click Save View.

    The name of the task displays in the first column, and if the task has any parents, up to 4 parents display in the remaining columns.

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