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  1. Bilingual Custom Fields

    When creating new custom fields for Project details page, we should be able to choose an English title and a title for any other language if users will be bilingual. For example, Canada has two official languages and some users might work in English, others may prefer to work in French.

    Currently we can switch languages and the pre programmed titles on the PDP change to the correct language, whereas any custom field, will just remain as is.

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      1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add people picker field to Project Online

      Most of our clients want to register the project steering board members and possibly other stakeholders on a PDP. Not just by entering their name free format in a text field, but by selecting a name from the AD. This field excists in SharePoint, so why not in Project Online?

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      • 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…

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          3 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Modify "Add New Column" to recognize number of inserted fields in tables individually, not what's inserted cumulative across all tables.

          Referencing MS Project Professional, to quickly assess how local custom fields are used in unfamiliar schedules, and for use in copying field data from one schedule to another using VB, I create a separate table for each kind of custom field that contains all of the fields of that type. Example: "All Task Text Fields" contains all of the Task Text fields, "All Task Baseline Fields" contains all Baseline fields, etc. Ever since the "Add New Column" feature was added, if I build out all of the custom tables, I can no longer insert any field into any table, but…

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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.

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            • Allow header wrapping in project center in Project 2016

              Previous versions of Project Server allowed the selection of word wrap for the headers in project center views. This feature is no longer available in the current 2016 version.

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                4 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  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…

                55 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Changes made by Team Members to Enterprise Custom Fields to automatically update Project Center project

                  Right now, standard task fields (ie: Start, Finish, Remaining Work, % Work Complete, Work & Actual Work) can be changes by Resources, submitted to Project Managers for approval and see those changes automatically updated in the Project Center project managed by Project Managers.

                  The improvement I, and my client, would like to see is that Project Center projects are updated with changes made by Team Members to Enterprise Custom Fields once those changes have been approved by the Project Manager on the Approvals page. Since the "Tasks" view showing all of my assigned tasks can be configured to allow Team…

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                  • Make "automatic" Project ID field available in Formulas & visible to Workflow in SP Designer

                    Make this field available for use in a formula: so that it is possible to "lock down" the value among other uses.
                    Also make it available for Sharepoint Designer to see when designing a workflow.
                    The idea in both cases is to make this field controllable and/or useful in the process.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Project Work and Project Cost fields in the future releases of the desktop version

                      Having two additional fields for total project work and cost in the Project category might be convenient for user's custom calculations/reporting. Please consider adding these two fields to the future releases of the product.

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                      • Enable sorting and filtering by Start1...10 and Finish1...10 fields in Project center views

                        Project 2016 server PWA doesn't allow sorting or filtering of projects in Project center views by Start1...10 and Finish1...10 fields when these custom date values are rolled-up to the project level. This feature existed in 2010 PWA, please bring it back.
                        -Please also fix the bug which makes these custom dates in PWA randomly disappear which in turn makes the custom gantt bars disappear too.
                        -Above mentioned date fields should be also made available to the custom formula date fields.

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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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                          • 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…

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                            • filter shortcut

                              Hi,
                              Is there a shortcut to remove all applied filters in Microsoft Project 2016?

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                              • Allow icons as drop down values so that it can be copied directly into a presentation rather than having to convert text to icons in ppt.

                                We have RAG status in use for milestones and have chosen a manual approach to get subjective opinion of PMs as to their milestones status. Current solution is a Lookup and it converts the text to an icon (Red, Amber, Green, Blue circle). We have created views and reports for Milestones in MS project that we copy into PPT to use in presentations. When copied over of course we can only see the original text, not the icon itself, which forces us to spend extra time on converting text to icon in ppt. How can this be done differently? Can…

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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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                                  • 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.

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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