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Is there a way to add project-names to filter-queries?


For some reason, if I needed to see all the tasks of 3 out of the 7 projects in one single-view, is there a way to put that in the filter query?

As I understand it, the filter queries currently only understand dates, status and labels.

I considered adding a common label across all tasks of these projects, but it is error-prone for new tasks and easy to miss.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Mar 05, 2014 - 17:21 UTC

Hi Raj,

At this time it's indeed not supported, we will consider adding projects as options to filters in the future.


Radek Lát  premium
Replied on Jul 22, 2014 - 18:29 UTC

I agree with Raj. It would be really nice to have an option to filter tasks by project as well. Right now I am forced to use labeling tasks from each project with a distincs label, which is really error prone, tedious and only introduces duplicate information.

Grega Volk  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2014 - 07:23 UTC


Paul Masri  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2014 - 08:38 UTC


Martin Vicián  premium
Replied on Jul 23, 2014 - 08:40 UTC


Michael Ehling
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 17:17 UTC


Life Imaging  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 18:41 UTC

as far as i can see, this is possible already
as @ is used to identify labels
# is used for project names

Michael Ehling
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 19:46 UTC

Hi Life Imaging,

I am not sure that nomenclature works for projects on filters yet.

When I use @labelname in a filter query, the filter works as expected; I get a list of tasks that have that label.

When I make a test filter with a filter query of


(where I replace "projectname" with the name of a real project in my account), the filter produces an empty list instead of a list with that project and all its tasks.

Life Imaging  premium
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 21:40 UTC

interesting - it works perfectly here
as soon as I type "#" a dropdown opens with all projects
I can either select from the or type a project name or a fragment thereof

we only discovered this functionality today
maybe this was implemented in the latest version and you are not updated yet?

Michael Ehling
Replied on Jul 30, 2014 - 21:58 UTC

Hi Life Imaging,

Good possibility. I signed out, cleared local data, restarted my browser, and signed in again. I still cannot get projects to work in building a filter.

I *can* see that functionality you describe when I start typing a "#" in the "Filter tasks" search bar at the top of the web app screen.

I cannot get that functionality to work when building a saved filter as described here: https://todoist.com/Help/Filtering

Laura H
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 01:32 UTC

There is no option to filter by project.

This is a very common request (was highly voted in VoteBox before they took it down, and also commonly asked for in the forum now.)

Life Imaging - the "drop down" you are seeing when using the # key will in fact take you to a specific project (it's kind of like a shortcut). However, there is no ability to build that project into a filter.

Recently, Todoist folks have dropped the standard, "We will consider it in the future" response to this request, and started suggesting it may actually be in the works. However, without any kind of development road map, and Todoist's insistence on zero commitment to anything, it's hard to say.

Life Imaging  premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2014 - 07:01 UTC

you're right
my fault
I assumed, everything that would work in the search box would work as a filter too
strange implementation...