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  1. Include Status Manager in OData Feed

    Include the Status Manager in the tasks table in the Microsoft reporting database. Currently the only way is to go into each project to see the status manager. This would help in governance and support..

    20 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add a Fiscal Year option when selecting a drop down date format.

      When running reports and selecting views it would be helpful ( e,g, in timelines) to show a fiscal year view when you have projects that cross fiscal years.

      1 vote
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        0 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.

        22 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve rollup of timephased reporting data in Project Online (ResourceTimephasedDataSet and EngagementsTimephasedDataSet)

          Implementing rollup of timephased reporting data in Project Online is wunderful, as described in
          https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-rollup-of-timephased-reporting-data-in-Project-Online-da8487fe-899e-4510-a264-e2ebc948928c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

          To get full advantage, it would be nice to have this option also for ResourceTimephasedDataSet and EngagementsTimephasedDataSet

          1 vote
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          • Supply the Status Manager in the TimesheetLines table on creation/submission of the timesheet.

            Supply the Status Manager in the TimesheetLines table on creation/submission of the timesheet. Currently the status manager only appears after approval of the status update. This would help in governance and support.

            2 votes
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            • Add the date the baseline was set to Odata

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

              11 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The Microsoft Reporting database should capture deletes as logical deletes vs physical deletes.

                The Microsoft Reporting database should capture deletes as logical deletes vs physical deletes.

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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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                    1 comment  ·  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.

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard for Project Status

                      To aid with Project status reporting, would like the Project manager to quickly show a status report to their sponsor through the 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard' app. Now in a Project Online site for a project, there is the ability to add the app 'Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard'. Would desire a few enhancements to really make this help a Project manager
                      1. The Project Dashboard for the project site you started from, should automatically be shown; now you the main dashboard comes up and you have to find a project and select it
                      2. Allow a simple list…

                      1 vote
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                        0 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 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.

                          46 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 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

                              26 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  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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                                  • 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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                                      2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • Bring Power BI and Excel Web Services into Government cloud so that reports can be dynamic.

                                          These feature are available commercially. There's no published timeline for bringing these into compliance for Government.

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