Use custom date fields in a calendar report

A calendar report is a dynamic report that provides a visual representation of your work. You can use custom date fields in a calendar report for the following objects:

  • Tasks
  • Issues
  • Projects

Access requirements

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

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, and Calendars

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 access to the calendar 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.


  1. You must have custom date fields and a value within the field available in your Workfront instance. If you don’t have a custom form set up with custom dates, follow the instructions in the first two sections in Create or edit a custom form.
  2. Attach the custom form to a project, task, or issue you plan to add to the calendar, and specify a date. For more information, see Add a custom form to an object.

Set up the group of items

You can choose how you want the group of items to display on your calendar.

  1. Click the Main Menu icon in the upper-right corner of Adobe Workfront, then click Calendars.

  2. Select the calendar you want to add a new group of items to.
    Click + New Calendar and enter the calendar name.

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    You must have Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, and Calendars in your access level to create a calendar report.
  3. On the left, click Add to Calendar, then click Add advanced items.

  4. Specify the following:

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    Name this group of items Type a name for the group of items.
    Color Select a color for the group of items. All items display in the selected color on the calendar report.
    Date Field Choose Custom dates.
    On the calendar, show

    Choose how you want the dates to show:

    • Single Date: The calendar displays the object on a single date.

    • Duration (Start to End): The calendar displays the object over a span of days.

      Note: If you choose Duration, the end date specified must be after the start date or the item won't show on the calendar.

    Custom Dates

    Enter the custom date name attached to the object you want to track.

    NOTE: The search for the custom date name is limited to 50 results to avoid performance issues.

  5. Continue to the following section.

Add objects to the group of items

After you set up how you want items to display, you need to add the objects you want to see on the calendar to the grouping.

  1. In the What would you like to add to the calendar? section, select

    • Tasks
    • Projects
    • Issues
  2. Click Add Tasks, Add Projects, or Add Issues, depending on the object type you are adding to the calendar.
    Select object for calendar

  3. In the drop-down menu, begin typing the field name, then select the field source of the object you want to display on the calendar (for example, Late Tasks).

  4. Set a condition statement for the calendar grouping.

    Condition statement

    To learn about setting conditions, see Filter and condition modifiers.

  5. (Optional) Specify additional objects for the calendar grouping by repeating Steps 1-4.

  6. In the Set the Tasks/Projects/Issues labels to be the… field, select how the objects in this calendar grouping are labeled in the calendar.

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    If the default label options are not available for a certain object, the object name is shown instead. For example, when the Parent Task label is selected and there is no parent task associated with the object, Adobe Workfront displays the object name you are viewing in the calendar.
  7. Click Save.