Statuses, columns, or groups are methods of organizing tasks for ease of work. In the "Board" view each status is represented as a column. In the "To Do List," "Table" and some other views you can see tasks grouped by statuses. To change the status use the task card.
For example, for a "Shopping List" project, the columns can be the names of the stores where you plan to make specific purchases. And for a "WordPress Blog" project, the columns can be major work blocks: "Design," "Setup," "Content," in which specific tasks will be placed.
Another important purpose of columns is to display the task execution process. For example, you can make columns like "In Progress," "Done," "Under Review," "Accepted." Each task must go through all these columns to be considered checked and completed. Thus, on the project board with such columns, it is always visible how tasks are being executed and in what state the project is overall.
To create a new status, you need to go to the project and select the Board View. The add button is located after the last column of the board, as the new column will be added at the end.
  1. Open the project panel and select the project
  2. Select 'Board' under the project name
  3. Scroll the columns to the left and find the 'Add Column' button
  4. Specify the name of the column
  5. Click 'Save'
To create a column you only need its name. To change the order, color, or give an extra description use the 'Edit' button.
  • Name. The column will be displayed under this name in views, on the task card, etc.
  • Order. This is the number under which the column will appear in the 'Board' view and the group will appear in the other views. The order starts at 1. All new columns are added at the end
  • Color. To highlight a column or group, select one of the colors from the list
By default, 3 columns are created in each SAU project: 'New', 'Urgent', and 'Important'. For most new projects, these are the most necessary and convenient categories. Columns can be deleted, renamed, rearranged, and new ones created. There must always be at least one column in the project. New columns will always appear at the end of the board.
You can change the position of a column using the 'Move to the left ' and 'Move to the right ' arrows, which are available in the menu next to the column name. You can also do this through the column card by selecting a new sequence number in the 'Order' field.
  1. Open the project panel and select the project
  2. Select 'Board' under the project name
  3. Tap on the button near the column name
  4. Select the new position
  5. Click 'Save'
In the 'Board' view, each status is shown as a separate column, and tasks with that status are placed in the corresponding column. It's like having a mini-list for each status. You can move tasks around in these columns to change their order and also do other things with the tasks.
You can change the name and order of a status or column (on the web portal, you can also set a color):
  1. Open the project panel and select the project
  2. Select the 'Board' view under the project name
  3. In the header of the column, click and choose 'Edit'
  4. Change the column name or select a new position
  5. Click 'Save'
Only the project owner can delete a status or a column from the Board.
Before you delete a status or column, you need to move all tasks to other columns or change their status. You can't delete a column if it still has tasks in it. To delete a status or column:
  1. Open the project panel and select a project
  2. Go to the 'Board' view by selecting it from the dropdown menu under the project name in the header
  3. Move all tasks to other columns, dragging and dropping them one by one
  4. Tap on the button near the column name
  5. Scroll down to the Delete button; tap it to delete the column
You cannot restore a deleted status (column), but you can create a new one or write to support. We will definitely try to help you.