Intro to Relationships

Relationships are links to items that are related to a task. Build simple links between tasks in your Workspace or create an advanced database using Relationships between different Lists.

What you'll need

Relationship types

Below are all Relationship types in ClickUp!

Create Dependency and task link relationships using /Slash commands!

Relationship Description


Link work and content from other apps and websites.


Link one or more tasks that relate but aren't dependent on each other.


Link tasks that this task is waiting on or blocking:

  • Waiting on: Tasks that must be completed before this task. 
  • Blocking: Tasks that can't start until this task is completed. 


Create a custom group of tasks and link the group to this task. There are two types of Custom Relationships:

  • Any task in your Workspace: Relate this task to a group of any other tasks in your Workspace.
  • Tasks from a specific List: Relate this task to a group of tasks from a specific List. 

Only Tasks from a specific List Relationships support using Custom Fields as Relationship columns.

Relationship columns were formerly called Rollup fields.


Link related Docs to this task.

Create task Relationships

Create Relationships to quickly link tasks across your entire Workspace. 

Screenshot of creating a Relationship in ClickUp 3.0.

Create Dependency Relationships

When part of your work is blocking or waiting on another task, you can use a Dependency Relationship. Dependency Relationships can be created in tasks and views
Screenshot of creating a Dependency Relationship in ClickUp 3.0

Use Relationships in List view

Use Relationships in List view without opening individual tasks.

Screenshot of adding a Relationship Field in List View.

Create Custom Relationships

With Custom Relationships, you have additional control and flexibility when linking tasks.

Add Relationship columns to tasks

Relationship columns display task fields from related tasks.

Relationship columns were formerly called Rollup fields.

Screenshot of a Relationship Column in List view.

Create and view Reference Relationships

Find and relate tasks and Docs without building formal relationships. Reference Relationships are automatically created whenever someone @mentions a task or Doc throughout your Workspace.

Was this article helpful?