Assigning estimates for tasks
To set estimates using a custom field, add a custom field to your Asana project. Then assign a value for each of the tasks in your Asana project. The default value is zero if no value is given.
Screenful will automatically make all Number fields available in the Unit field in the chart settings. If you have a Drop down field that you'd like to use as a unit, you can change the field mapping.
Learn more about assigning estimates to Asana tasks.
Grouping and filtering by a custom field
Custom fields that are of type Drop down become available in the group by menus so you can use them for grouping data in the charts. Here's an example how they can be used for grouping in the Open tasks chart:
This chart is grouped by Product Category, a drop-down custom field added to the Asana project. The breakdown overlay shows the number of open tasks per Category.
Here are the steps required to produce this chart:
Add a Drop-down custom field named Product Category to your Asana project
Add available categories (drop down options for the custom field)
For each task in your Asana project, select one of the categories from the Category menu
In Screenful, select Product Category from the Group by menu
This is just an example of how you can extend Asana's core features using custom fields, in this case assigning tasks to Categories. You can probably think of many other uses for custom fields!