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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…

    19 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.

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        0 comments  ·  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…

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  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…

          9 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  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…

            49 votes
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              under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                16 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Hijri Date in Project Center / PDP

                  In the Middle East, we can't show the Hijri Date in Project Center (Project Server 2010/2013/2016 with Arabic Language Pack) for the following:

                  1. Start Date, End Date, End Date and custom field with date type in PDP.
                  2. Timeline Date.
                  3. Gantt chart.
                  4. Views

                  If we changed the calendar regional setting in site setting, and go back to Project Center We got the below error:

                  "Sorry, something went wrong
                  This feature requires either a Gregorian calendar or a calendar that uses a Gregorian recurrence pattern.

                  Make sure your calendar is correctly set in:
                  https://mqassas.sa/_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?Type=User

                  Also, check with your…

                  110 votes
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                    16 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Integration with other tools  ·  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.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please support Office 365 daemon app to access Project Online Data

                        The Office 365 deamon app cannot access the project online data because of an error (GeneralNotLicesed), and there is solution to grant license for Office 365 deamon app, only for user. So please support Office 365 daemon app for project online.

                        BTW: The exception was thrown by CSOM.
                        Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: ProjectServerError(s) LastError=GeneralNotLicensed Instructions: Pass this into PSClientError constructor to access all error information
                        at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponseStream(Stream responseStream)
                        at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponse()

                        And the build daemon apps guide (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/howto/building-service-apps-in-office-365?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396)

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ODATA Feed Aggregation

                          WIth the new changes to timephased ODATA feeds we need an API to at least read and preferably set the "Timephased Data" settings so when making reports we can adapt based on the user's aggregation selection of:

                          - Never (default)
                          - Daily (legacy behaviour)
                          - Weekly
                          - Monthly
                          - Fiscal

                          Please add CSOM/REST interface for this.

                          Thanks.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Agile boards in PWA

                            The new agile features added to Project are good for planning. Key aspect of agile is communication in teammembers, so access to the plan/boards for team is very important.
                            It can be sufficient just display the boards in project site or in PWA.

                            14 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • [Bug] The Site Title can not be changed in Seattle Master Page in Project Server 2016

                              By default In Project Server 2016, the assigned Master Page for the PWA Instance is Seattle with Home word as a Site Title.

                              So I have tried to change the PWA Site Title through

                              - Site Settings > Look and Feel > Title,Description and Logo.

                              But unfortunately, The new Site Title is not changed as attached.

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                              By the way, The farm has been updated with the latest Cumulative update (Sept 2017) for SharePoint 2016 and looks like the issue still not solved!

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                              I mentioned all the detail at the below link and I also tried to introduce two workarounds…

                              23 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for Arabic language in Lookup Table Custom Field in Project Server 2016 / 2013

                                Problem

                                The search in Arabic in Lookup Table Custom Field is not working properly in Project Server 2016 / 2013.
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                                Scenario

                                In Project Server 2016 / 2013, I tried to create a lookup table with Arabic Entries by doing the following:

                                - Go to PWA Settings.
                                - Below Enterprise Data, Click on Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables.
                                - Scroll down to Lookup Tables for Custom Fields.
                                - Create a new Lookup Table with Text type.
                                - Add Arabic Entries.
                                - Go back to create a custom field that will get the data from the created lookup table.
                                - Add now your…

                                54 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Convert hours to % FTE in Resource Center Resource Availability Reports

                                  Currently you can only view work and availability in resource center as hours. We would like to be able to toggle this view between hours and % full time employee.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow each project to have a different rate for resources

                                    At the moment, in Project online or project server, you cannot have different resources rates for different projects. we need to be able to define a rate per resources per project and we cannot rely entirely on a single rate in the resource pool, or the rate table

                                    3 votes
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                                    • kanban backlog not showing subprojects

                                      Kanban backlog sheet shows task summary names of tasks in subprojects but does not show these tasks on backlog board

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                                        0 comments  ·  Agile in Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • persian calendar in MS project 2016

                                          recently you added Persian calendar (jalali,hijri shamsi) to windows 10
                                          it would be great that you add it to office and project 2016
                                          lack of this feature in project make it almost impossible to use for us in iran and those that use Persian calendar
                                          thank you

                                          29 votes
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