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  1. Allow reading and editing 100% complete assignments through CSOM for other user

    When reading assignments of an enterprise resource through Project Online CSOM, assignments which are 100 % completed are not returned.

    Code example:
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    //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
    //with Admin rights on PWA
    ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

    //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
    EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

    //3. Load Resource Assignments
    context.Load(resources.Assignments);
    context.ExecuteQuery();
    StatusAssignmentCollection assignments = resource.Assignments;
    =====================================================

    The returned StatusAssignmentCollection of Step 3 doesn't contain assignments with 100% work completed but all other assignments of the resource.

    Because of that, editing a 100% complete assignment (e.g. changing/adding work values) is not possible.

    At…

    41 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Impersonation support for CSOM to read other user's timesheets

      In order to centrally manage timesheets I need to retrieve programmatically all timesheets. If I try to impersonate I receive CSOMDelegationNotSupported. Please provide a method to access all user's timesheets.

      45 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve performance of reading timephased data through CSOM GetTimePhase function

        If I want to read timephased assignment data (e.g. actual or scheduled work) for each day of an assignment via CSOM Statusing, it's necessary to do a CSOM call for each day the assignment takes.

        Code example:
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        //1. Creating Project Context, using credentials of a service account
        //with Admin rights on PWA
        ProjectContext context = new ProjectContext(...);

        //2. Getting resource for reading assignments
        EnterpriseResource resource = context.EnterpriseResources.Where(...).FirstOrDefault();

        //3. Load Resource Assignments
        context.Load(resources.Assignments);
        context.ExecuteQuery();

        //4. Get Time Phase for specific date
        var timePhase = resource.Assignments.GetTimePhase(myDate, maDate);
        context.Load(timePhase);
        context.Load(timePhase.Assignments);
        context.ExecuteQuery();
        =====================================================

        To get the timephased values for each day of the…

        30 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • BUG - Notebook naming with Project Site Templates

          This is happening with Project Online but I recall it happening with Project Server as well. Whenever you create a Project Site template and associate it with an EPT, the notebook naming convention does NOT change. It maintains the original name. THis is confusing and it means that we can't name the template anything particularly unique because every Project Manager freaks out that the notebook is wrong. And, the question is as to whether or not the notes are all sitting on the one single file or if they are sitting in the actual project. Also, this happens REGARDLESS if…

          18 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Deep integration with Microsoft Planner

            Imagine this: you create a task in MSProject that requires action from a task owner. You click the Link to Planner button and go through the linking process (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/08/29/microsoft-planner-linking-plans-to-a-project-task/#comment-48795). But instead of just being a link to the Planner plan, you actually see the task as a card on the plan, with Task Name, Start Date, Finish Date, and Resources all being pulled from MSProject to Planner. And you can add more tasks from MSProject to Planner, each as its own card. You then add this plan to a tab on Teams, and people can go from the…

            119 votes
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              19 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Release API to read and write data of Project Impacts for Business Drivers in Project Online

              We need read and write data for Business Drivers project impacts in Project Online.

              As far as we know, that information was available in the IProject PSI service (WebSvcProject Project.ReadProjectImpacts and Project.QueueUpdateProjectImpacts), which is now unavailable in Project 2016 and Project Online.

              In MSDN documentation, it still says CSOM doesn't have that resource and that Driver information should be found on WebSvcDriver.Driver's PSI methods. But we could not find what we needed in there. We could actually read the Business Drivers (from OData and PSI) but not the Project Impacts associated to them.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sprint dates in "Manage Sprints" are not in-line with the dates from the plan

                The new agile features within the client are good, but the sprint dates in the user interface 'Manage Sprints" are not mapped to the dates of the tasks in the actual plan. That should not be the case.

                11 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Julian!

                  I hear you on that – I wanted to make sure you knew we had the Sprint Start and Sprint Finish dates in there. We’ve heard similar feedback before, so now that your request is more clear, we’ll listen to more feedback and see what the best route is.

                  There’s a scenario of a hybrid classical method alongside the scrum ones, which is why we want to make sure we can still support that.

                  Thanks for the feedback – we’ll keep listening for this one. I’ve also marked this back to “Under Review” so more users can vote and comment on this.

                  ~J

                • Improve CSOM or bring back PSI

                  CSOM doesn't support many useful features that PSI used to (See individual user voice requests on this very same forum)

                  If you can't make CSOM on part with PSI, then please bring back PSI. Its hard to explain to customer that they'll loose functionality after upgrade

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support in CSOM to restart workflow and change EPT

                    We want to programmatically change the Enterprise Project Type in Project Server 2016/Project Online as it was possible in Project Server 2013 with SubmitStage. Please add support in CSOM for this operation as it was available in PSI.

                    20 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add negative impact on portfolio drivers

                      Currently you can set the project impact of a driver to be none, low, moderate, strong, extreme. These are positive impact statements. Please also add similar negative impact statements.
                      We have 5 drivers in our company. Projects that we do that greatly benefit one driver, sometimes have a small negative effect on another driver. We would like to include this effect in our portfolio analysis.

                      8 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Custom Fields to have a size limiter

                        I would like to have a limit on the number of characters for a custom field. For example, I have a custom field, it is a number field but I want only 5 characters in length - the individual can enter up to five numbers but no more. This will ensure that the field matches what I need it to for reporting and for data validation. And, while we are at it, it would be great to have the ability to limit the minimum number of characters as well. In this example, I would want the minimum and maximum to…

                        13 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add MS Project app for iOS

                          I’m a project manager and I’d like to open my project files into the iPad / iPhone and today I do not have native solution from Microsoft. Since we have a lot of tools from MS O365 why not MS Project !?

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • HORRIFIC soul crushing - share with user , user cant see project

                            this is possibly the worst implementation of any product I have seen in a while. why is this process so unbelievably cryptic - I have wasted hours on this and still having my soul crushed

                            2 votes
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                            • MS Project Syncing to SharePoint

                              I am setting up a task list app on my project management office's sharepoint site. I can get MS Project and Sharepoint to sync just fine for all the default columns. Now I want a view that contains all the other columns we use, like duration, baseline start, baseline finish, actual finish, early/late start, and early/late finish.

                              When I initially set this up, I went to Map Fields button in MS Project and did the Add Field button. For column Baseline Start, make a Baseline Start column on the Sharepoint task list. And so on. It worked. Terrific. I save…

                              11 votes
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                              • Select All and Deselect All on multivalue custom fields

                                For custom fields configured to "Allow multiple values to be selected from lookup table", we would like to have the ability to select and deselect all the values.
                                This will allow the users to select all the values without having to select each value, something like the "Select All" feature available inside Excel.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable a clone of last week's submitted tasks into current timesheet

                                  The requirement is to stop having to manually select the same time sheet tasks every week. The solution is to populate the latest time sheet with the tasks that were used last week.
                                  Is it possible to enable a function in PWA whereby the previous week's timesheet tasks are automatically populated in the current task? This would save hours of time manually replicating the same tasks each week.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Generic Resource Assignments causes a duration or work of 0

                                    Resources can be flagged as a generic resource and do have an max. availability of 0 %. Normally, generic resources behave like normal resources - you assign them to a task and depending on the task type the work/duration/units are calculated, even if there's are max. units of 0 %, it will calculate based on 100 %. Since a couple of months, this is not the case anymore, the client calculates based on 0% and as a consequence the duration of every task goes to 0 (=milestone). This is a huge pain. Please fix it. Thanks.

                                    17 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When deleting a task, maintain the relationships

                                      When you delete a task, with predecessors and successors, the user should have the option to maintain those. For example, "as is" if Task A is linked to B is linked to C, and you delete B, then the relationship between between A & C is deleted and needs to be rebuilt. The "should be" is an option so that when you delete B, Project automatically creates a new relationship between A & C.

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                                      • Build a basic financial app

                                        there has to be a way to track financials in a grid view with exposing data through the odata or even sharepoint for reporting. how can a project management tool not provide ability to capture forecast, budget, actuals over time (ms project is far too hard to use for this purpose)

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                                        • Create a better PDP page

                                          The PDP page needs a facelift its so dated and awful you cant compare to the new powerapp form or even modern sharepoint form . Create the ability for the PDP to include a form based design that can cater for a better layout

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                                            0 comments  ·  Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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