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  1. Add PeoplePicker fields as custom field type

    A new field type in the manner of the SharePoint People/Group column type would help to gather information for reports and workflows. The best would be if you could select either from the entrerprise resource pool, selected categories/groups or from the SharePoint user pool or groups.
    A point on top would be, if user selection could also be used in the security model.

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      4 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello everyone,

      This is definitely something we have heard a lot of requests for. We will be looking into this as we go forward.

      Thanks again for the great suggestion! We love to hear what everyone has to say.

      Sincerely,
      The Project Team

      As an aside, the definitions for our UserVoice statuses are the same as the Visual Studio’s forum, which can be found here:

      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/content/content.aspx?ContentID=30487

    • Ability to permission control PDP pages and certain custom fields.

      Clients often want to allow certain fields to be edited by (for example) project managers but not all fields.

      The ability to select certain PDP pages or fields and toggle which security groups can modify which fields and pages would be excellent.

      94 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enterprise Custom Field Improvements

        Support for enterprise custom fields in the Project Client COM object model is minimal and has not changed much since 2000. Field access is not type-safe because everything with GetField and SetField methods is about strings and their input cell representation according to current Project configuration settings regarding date and duration formats as well as cost. Actually the value that is returned from GetField varies heavily depending on the options on how to represent the type that is used in the field. Reading enterprise custom flag fields is language-dependent (it's "Yes" or "No" or whatever the current language expressions for…

        22 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Link Custom Fields with SharePoint List

          Add an option to link custom field with SharePoint list as lookup table.

          in this feature we should have the ability to choose the field name on the selected list.

          This will give us the ability to define any addtional info for every entry in the predefined list value.

          18 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Editing of Multi Line Project Custom Fields in Project Professional

            Currently Project level text Enterprise Custom Fields with Multiple lines of text cannot be edited in Project Pro nor modified through the COM Object Model. Please add this ability to future versions.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Look-up options defined by the answer to another look-up field

              There are multiple options defined in two look-up tables. Instead of having all of the options available in field 2, the options are limited after the user chooses an option in field 1.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reading lookup tables through Project's COM interface is too slow

                Some custom implementations require the enterprise lookup tables to be presented in dialogs as combo boxes or tree views so I need to read them entirely. The correct way as far as I know is using the Application.GlobalOutlineCodes collection to find the OutlineCode object for the field whose lookup table I want, then using the LookupTable property of that which is a collection that I can iterate through in a loop.
                But unfortunately reading values from that collection is painfully slow. No matter if I have a For Each loop or a For loop based on an integer index to…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Custom field mandatory if another field is answered with 'Yes'

                  If there are two fields and the first is a Yes/No question and is mandatory, the second field should become mandatory depending on how the first is answered.

                  Sometimes we ask PM's to provide info in text field if the answer to Q1 is Yes. But we have to make both fields mandatory which means if the answer is No they still have to answer something (e.g. NA) and we use the description to explain this. Quite a clunky solution.

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                    0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Upload images for graphical indicators in views

                    The value of a custom field can be visualized with a graphical indicator. This makes the views in PWA and the client much more appealing. You can build a dashboard just with a few clicks. In some cases the existing images for the graphical indicators are not sufficient. It would be interesting to be able to add our own images.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add formatting capabilities for Project Description field

                      For any enterprise custom field we get extra tabs on the ribbon for formatting but if switching to “Description” field these functions aren't available. Which causes minor inconsistency working with similar fields within PWA.

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                        0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Separate the Security permission that control Custom Fields and Lookup Tables

                        Can the Security Permissions be separated for Custom Fields and Lookup tables.

                        I have users that I am happy to entrust with adding / deleting values on a lookup table. However, I do not want them to have access to add or delete custom fields.

                        As the security model stands at the moment, that is no possible.

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                          0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Option to control Enterprise Custom Fields (ECFs) in Project Pro from Project Server/Online

                          There are possibilities today to make project ECFs mandatory and even lock them down for edit after completion with the help of the workflow feature.

                          But no matter how much ECFs can be locked for editing in Project Server/Online, a user can always edit project ECFs without restrictions in Project Professional when connected to Server/Online. This destroys the whole concept of governance and control of the data if you don't want Project Pro users to be able to edit certain project ECFs - especially when using workflow to mirror a project methodology/process.

                          Please provide an option in PWA settings to…

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enhance lookup table maintenane e.g.using SharePoint lists or managed metadata.

                            Possibility to manage something like SharePoint lists or managed metadata to improve lookup table maintenance (e.g. Customer list from LOB).

                            4 votes
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                            • Ability for Project Server to pass other fields from giver file to receiver file via SharePoint Deliverables

                              Provide the ability for Project Server to pass fields of our choosing from giver file to receiver file via SharePoint Deliverables. Why are we limited to just start, finish, task name? Even Baseline Deliverable start/Finish are not passed today though they are considered Deliverable information! The Project Server Administrator should be able to establish what fields can be shared.

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                                1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to customize Issues/Risk reporting object

                                Issues/Risks allow you to put contextual information around a project schedule, however the OOB fields don't allow us to have all of the information we would like. Would be great to be able to add fields to Risks/Issues without having to use content types and functions to report on them.

                                Known current way of customizing Issues list takes a lot of work around to get it to work.

                                Add Content Type:
                                http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/alavinsky/archive/2010/11/09/deploying-risks-as-a-centrally-controlled-content-type/

                                Power BI Report on Content Type:
                                https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/want-to-query-cross-project-site-sharepoint-lists-in-projectonline-projectserver-powerbi-powerquery-bi-office365-excel-ppm/

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                                  2 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • custom project field, resource lookup

                                  Ideation is a process owned outside of our PMO. Business Analysts receive "requests", aka "ideas", from our business partners. We'd like for them to be able to enter them into the ideation & demand management workflow... which I know how to accomplish. The issue, however, is that I can't think of a way to mark them as the "Business Analyst" primarily assigned to the project at the ideation stage. At this point, we're not tracking hours or a schedule or anything, just building out the business case and wanting to be able to easily identify who took the request and…

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                                  • Enable filters in Custom Fields overview (Server Settings)

                                    Since Project Online now supports up to thousands of custom fields, please update the view in server settings allowing admins to group and filter on specific custom fields types.

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                                    • return previous function to enter data in fields up to 4 decimal places, currently data entered in 4 decimal places rounds to 2

                                      return previous function to enter data in fields up to 4 decimal places, currently data entered in 4 decimal places rounds to 2

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                                      • Enable spelling and grammar check on PDPs

                                        Enable spelling and grammar check on PDPs, in particular for custom fields with multiple lines of text. Today you can select the spelling language in the Format Text ribbon, but it does not flag any typos. Having a spelling and grammar check on custom fields with a single line of text would be useful as well. Today the only option seems to be downloading and installing browser freeware.

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                                        • Grouping Question

                                          Hi All,

                                          I have almost 50 projects and trying to group them as per finish dates (MONTHLY INTERVALS) and I can't get the right formula to get this working. I know I already can group the projects based on finish dates, but I need to have monthly groups. Can anyone please help?

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