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  1. Add Project Strategic Impact values to Odata feed

    Currently Project Online allows for a project to be assessed against the Strategic Drivers. These rankings however, are not able to be accessed in any Odata feed. My request is that these fields are provided so they can be included in reporting and Power BI visuals.

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      2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide security trimming for the OData reporting endpoint

      Analogous to the CSOM/REST API endpoints also the OData reporting endpoints should be security trimmed, providing only the data that is available to the user in Project Center and Resource Center

      21 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Introduce Timephasing of Risks

        Our customers often ask for Risk reporting over time. They would like to see the level of risk associated with a project as time progresses.

        Currently Risk are stored as point in time and we lose all historical values associated with costs and scoring.

        It would be helpful to have time phasing of risk within the product (Project Server/Project Online)

        20 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a custom list web part in project site to the odata feed for status reporting

          Allow admins to create a custom list web part in the SharePoint project sites that can be included in the odata feed. This would allow for more effective reporting of project status in a narrative format. The existing solution (enterprise custom fields on a project detail page) does not save history and is littered with html tags in the odata feed. A custom list for status reports in the project site saves history but cannot be easily reported on across the system because it is not included in the odata feed.

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add popular "S-curve" graph as a standard reports

            Since all Earn Value related fields (BCWS, BCWP and ACWP) are time-phased and change according to the "Status Date" to populate a S-Curve you need to copy then to Excel and use formula to change them to percentage (by dividing to Baseline Cost).
            Adding this feature will helps to avoid manual efforts, which especially is a pain in multi-year projects.

            18 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable the new Capacity Planning Reports to be exported to Excel and PDF

              With the new Capacity Planning reports (Heat map, Resource utilization / availability etc.) there is no way to export the data to Excel like you could with the old Resource Availability view. Providing the functionality to Export to Excel will give the ability to do further data analysis. Also exporting to PDF would be good as the reports can easily be shared.

              17 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve oData request

                Make available Timephased data on a Monthly basys additionally to the time by DAY.
                Request oData feed on a daily basys is not usable on "big" projects of some years. Be able to request on a monthly basis will decrease the amount of data to request and store.

                17 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow custom fields to be analyzed in Power Bi online

                  The Project data I get when I link up with Power BI online does not include the custom fields (I only get those when I use Power BI desktop or Power Query or such like).
                  It would be great - and much more elegant - to get the custom fields directly through to Power BI since a lot of the organization's specific approach to Project management is reflected in these.

                  10 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Single security setup for Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard

                    When using Project Based Security, its counter intuitive to expect to need to use the SharePoint Groups of "Administrator for Project Web App" "Portfolio Managers" & "Portfolio Viewers" to gain access to the "Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard" App. It took a number of hours and a support ticket in order to resolve this issue since we use Project based security.

                    9 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an Azure SQL server to Online holding reporting data - automatically sync:ed at publish because timephased OData is a pain

                      Horrendously slow timephased OData queries for online users.
                      Add an Azure SQL instance into which data from the reporting schema is automatically sync:ed.

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Including risks and issues on reports

                        Including risks and issues on reports

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the date the baseline was set to Odata

                          Include the date each baseline was set in the various baseline-related tables

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create an out of the box Project Status Report entity that brings in data across schedule, risks, issues

                            A standard Project Status Report (if possible, can be printed) will be huge win for the tool. I know coming to a structure that is acceptable across, will be difficult but instead of a non-project based status report a Project based status report out of the box that can be rendered from PWA without purchasing a third party tool or without writing SSRS report will be big win for this tool. Like wise keep the framework thinking for Program Status as well.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable conditional formatting in Reports

                              It is possible to assign graphical indicators in the Gantt chart view, however those do not carry over to reports, such as the Milestone report. Only text will be displayed in the report, where a visual representation of the data would be extremely useful. Please enable conditional formatting to enhance reporting capability, and reduce the need for third party reporting tools.

                              5 votes
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                              • OData Service for Lookup Tables

                                When a customer implementation requires replicating of PWA data to a SQL Server database it's fairly easy to get the project data by using Integration Services and the e.g. the projects OData feed. This feed contains custom fields and the lookup table values selected on a project, but it's not possible to get further details on the selected lookup table item.

                                It should be possible to read lookup tables and lookup table items (incl. level, value and description) in an OData service. Further it should also be possible to map a selected lookup table value on a project (or other…

                                4 votes
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                                • Customization options in Power BI

                                  1. Power BI does not include features to customize text such as word wrap and other features to show data table as a visualization. It will be good if it can be included.
                                  2. There is a limitation to include customization of X & Y Axis to use reverse numbering instead of incremental numbering and this is only possible with excel. e.g., here is a risk / value score for a four quadrant bubble chart
                                  3. Sorting options for all chart types can help and be more beneficial for all Power BI users.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Azure Data Factory Template for Project Data Mart

                                    With the new Azure Data Factory the need to use SSIS (which requires a VM or on-prem server) or a third-party tool for loading data into a data mart becomes unneccessary by using capabilities already available in the cloud. It would be great if a template could be provided that takes care of the initial load and the delta updates. It should just replicate all feeds as tables in an Azure SQL DB.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • relax license requirements for PWA reports via the OData feed

                                      Cross posted from OData API. Please vote for both and let Microsoft merge the two ideas where they see fit.

                                      It is unfortunate and wrong to limit the use of this feed to the max license type. Only users who can MODIFY the Project Server database should need a full project online license.

                                      For reporting in read only mode, one should only need a lite license, or add a new inexpensive reporting only license.

                                      Doing this would make it easier for companies to support a transition from other products to Project Online. The nearly-free access to data is also one…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • variance reporting

                                        Provide a better way to determine variances in a project schedule than just relying on baselining. Sure you can take multiple baselines, but that has to be done manually. Version history is a useful feature in SharePoint, why not allow versioning in Project Server but allow that version history to be accessed via odata so variance reports can be more flexible, accurate and easily displayed in excel or Power BI.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Project Online with oData cloud hosted - Delta changes

                                          It would be really helpful to have the project online database have the extra fields as posted by Microsoft this this post for hosted users: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn794163.aspx

                                          We pull reports from a local server for reports. We are currently having to pull 8 GB of data a night because we want the changes from the data before. Some of the tables are growing quickly causing the process to get a little longer over time. Because it takes so long any network connection issues cause us to start that table over again.

                                          This would help any customer that wants to have a…

                                          2 votes
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