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kanban WIP limits

edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts



I was playing with the Card view and wondered if there is a way to enable WIP limits. for example if I want to set a limit of 5 items that can appear under the In Progress column so that if anymore than 5 are allocated to this column the item will be highlited in red or something?


Many thanks




  • Shaine Greenwood

    Hi—we currently don't have functionality to set a limit for the number of cards that can appear in a lane. We also don't have a way to set conditional formatting on items based on their quantity in a lane (i.e. when more than x tasks are In Progress) but I'll get your vote down for these features on our enhancement request list for further consideration.


    Thanks for the input! 

  • nforde
    edited 09/22/16

    Thanks looking forward to the votes :-)

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, conditional formatting or no, I couldn't get anything to change color  (text or background).


    Here's a hack work-around (without the hoped for colors)

    I created a column [Info]

    In row 1, I added this formula

    =IF(COUNTIF(Status:Status, "In Progress") > 4, "5 or more In Progress!")


    All the rest of the column points to that



    In Card View, I added the Info field and it will at least give some indication that your limits are being reached.


    Hope this helps.




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