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  1. 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…

    49 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • filter shortcut

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

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

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                    1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 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.

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 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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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            5 votes
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                            • 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.

                              10 votes
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                              • 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.

                                9 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  178 votes
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                                    5 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.

                                    108 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      24 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        4 votes
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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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