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  1. Have true entity modified dates in the Odata API feeds

    With the update for modified dates in all entities in the Project Online OData API, it would be good if these dates were true modified dates. For example, if a project is published with no changes to any tasks, only the Project Modified Date should update but today all of the Task Modified Dates get updated too and match the project modified date. Changing to true entity modified dates would enable delta sync from Project Online OData to a SQL Database.

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      2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add/update the lag through client code

      please add the ability to add a lag to a tasklink. This is not available and not possible in PSI for project online. We have many times fallen short of a project online solution because this is missing.

      Others have had the same issue for years as well - https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6386b55a-4a6c-4f13-b778-beb4faf8fc20/setting-lead-lag-on-a-predecessor-using-csom?forum=project2010custprog

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        1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide 'SetProjectBaseline' method in CSOM

        We should be able to set project baseline through workflow or apps by calling this method and passing the baseline number as a parameter. This would allow organizations to set baseline through workflow at a specific point in time in the project life cycle.

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          2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CSOM method IsMemberOf(<project security group>)

          Add the possibility to find out through CSOM if a user (or the current context user) is a member of a given Project Sec Group (not AD or SharePoint) in order to provide a better UX with regards to e.g.: navigation or information filtering.

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            0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Contoso OData and API access

            The built-in reports in Project and PowerBI are of low use to my clients, so we build reports in Excel using PowerPivot model of the Assignments, Task, Resources, and Projects tables. In order to share the approach or to promote and test the dashboards, it would help to have open access to your hypothetical Contoso company's Project instance to build example dashboard solutions.

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              0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Greetings, I am behzad kazemi ,PMP . I have an idea which is about invention of a software for project , program and portfolio management s

              Greetings,
              I am behzad kazemi ,PMP . I have an idea which is about invention of a software for project , program and portfolio management science and also i suppose there is no any similar idea like mine around the world, i think it will make spiritual and financial profit, for run it i need help from you and sponsor, i think if it run the project management science will get develope.Can you help me?

              Sincerely

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                0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expand Odata to include a DeliverableTaskAssociations table

                This might be similar to https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-microsoft-project/suggestions/18062158-deliverables-dependencies-odata.

                Please add a DeliverableTaskAssociations table to Odata to mirror the functionality provided by the IssueTaskAssociations and RiskTaskAssociations tables.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Data warehouse implementation

                  While working with multiple clients I received request to retrieve the information based on the changes performed by the users/PMs. As we cannot see any track record that who has performed what activity two days back what was the changes.

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Deliverables DEpendencies odata

                    Hi, it would be good to improve the deliverable/dependency data in order to create a map report.

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve CSOM

                      CSOM currently is useless.... we have been doing an integration project with the Customer using CSOM data.

                      This CSOM is no where near PSI. Every time at every request you need to - Context.load and execute Query which adds on more time executing the code.

                      Please let me know if there is more efficient way to do this.

                      Please improve CSOM. Really Pathetic. and MS Support is useless. Really bad

                      12 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • engagements

                        CSOM API for Engagements in Project Server 2016 on premise is missing.
                        Please add CSOM API or allow another way to update engagements programmatically.

                        The Engagements CSOM API works well for Project Online but fails when attempteing the exact same code on 16 On Premise (minus the authentication off course).
                        The error seems to be coming from the server:
                        “Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException: Field or property “Engagements” does not exist.
                        at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponseStream(Stream responseStream)
                        at Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientRequest.ProcessResponse()"

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                          1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Expose Project Task Notes in Odata queries

                          Add the ability to report on the entire Project Task Notes with ODATA. Currently this field is not available for reporting. There are some workarounds, but they cut the data off at 255 characters.

                          Many people put their comments into this field, however, we cannot report out on the comments. If we cannot share the comments via reporting or other OData means, then people begin to use other systems to track comments vs. using the built in features of MS Project.

                          People have to open another screen (MS Project) to see the comments.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "CostRateTable" and "EnterpriseResourceCostRate" classes in MS Project Server on premise CSOM

                            In January 2017 new SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online. There are many new classes and properties introduced under namespace "Microsoft.ProjectServer.Client" which are really helpful.

                            Ref - https://dev.office.com/blogs/new-sharepoint-csom-version-released-for-Office-365-january-2017

                            Please add all of them in MS Project Server On Premises CSOM as well.
                            PSI is not always a feasible solution.
                            If it is already planned, then please provide tentative date or month of release so we can plan our development accordingly.

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                            • Improve performance of project Save and Publish

                              Change the way Projects are saved and published so the process takes less time and less requests.

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Native PowerShell support for client tasks on projects, tasks, lookup tables, ...

                                The dev portal for Project does have a sample PowerShell script to do some basic tasks. However, it would be great if the Project team would develop a full blown, officially supported PowerShell module for typical 'client' operations. I an imagine cmdlets like:

                                Get-MSProject
                                Add-MSProjectTask -ProjectName Test -TaskName TestTask -Resource XYZ
                                Add-MSProjectLookupTableEntry -Code 1234 -Description MarketingCost

                                Etc. Etc.

                                It would enable very fast and flexible integrations in existing PowerShell DevOps shops. Especially for smaller organisations that do not have (SharePoint) devs on board but do have ITPro's with PowerShell experience it would lead to more stable, better and feature rich…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • BUG: OData Assignment Timephase Data Modified Date

                                  Currently in OData's AssignmentTimephaseData has AssignmentModifiedDate which is identical with the Project's ModifiedDate in OData.

                                  Even if you dont change the Assignments everytime you publish the project, AssignmentModified Date becomes the Project Modified Date . This is wrong, it should not modify the assignment's modified date for which i have made no changes in Project (Basically, OData does not have Delta)

                                  I feel, What Project Online doing is Blindly Delete the Assignments from the OData Feed and Inserting them again.

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                                  • Add Owner to ProjectCreationInformation for API creation of projects

                                    The default "Owner" field is mandatory for any new project created, however it is not present in the ProjectCreationInformation type used to specify other required properties like Name, Date, EPT, etc.

                                    Not being available results in the default of the current user being set as the owner (so a service account in workflow solutions), which then causes huge issues through by setting the Status Manager on all tasks in the template.

                                    This results in an unnecessarily more complicated project creation development effort (from hours to days) just to set one property.

                                    Link to type I'm talking about:
                                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.projectserver.client.projectcreationinformation_di_pj14mref_members.aspx

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                                      0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • relax license rrquirements for PWA reports via the OData feed.

                                      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.

                                      Vote up and add additional justification here.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Including the 'Comment' field on Timesheet Submission in OData

                                        When submitting a final timesheet within PWA, you are presented with a Comments window which will send a comment to your timesheet manager.

                                        It would be extremely helpful if this Comment field was available via the timesheet OData feed, such as the timesheet line comment field currently is.

                                        This would provide additional information to report on/track in relation to timesheets and resource comments.

                                        7 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Summary Publish using CSOM (just like PSI)

                                          In PSI, we can SummaryPublish a project to quickly update custom fields of a Project.

                                          Using CSOM, only Full Publish option is available.

                                          Please make summary publish option available.

                                          Reference. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9eee3776-87a5-4a70-95f2-40828eb958a8/project-server-2013-csom-save-and-publish?forum=project2010custprog

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