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  1. 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()"

    28 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      27 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow management of master projects via CSOM

        Currently master Projects are not available via the CSOM API. The only way to retrieve Information about master projects is via OData.
        There are scenarios were the possibility to obtain Information on master projects via CSOM is necessary:
        -reporting security
        Check if a user is allowed to see a master project or not
        -3rd party system Integration
        Update metadata of master Projects

        Scheduling is a different topic and I would set up a new idea for that.

        23 votes
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          3 comments  ·  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.

          21 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a flag (per site collection) so that users can choose whether HTML tags should remain in the ODATA feed

            The removal of HTML tags in the ODATA feed has had severe implications for custom reports which relied on these tags in order to preserve the formatting entered into Enterprise Custom fields displayed on PDPs. Is it possible to provide a way to select which fields in the ODATA field have the HTML tags removed, or failing this, to allow the admin to decide at Site Collection or PWA instance level.

            19 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve performance of project Save and Publish

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

              17 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Querying and Approving Resource Assignments Programatically

                Provide support in the CSOM for querying and Approving Resource Assignments Programmatically. Resource Assignment approval will be very useful for assignments that break business rules, but not all assignments will. If approval for assignments was exposed to the CSOM, we could programmatically approve assignments that didn't break our rules, leaving the ones that do for a resource manager to approve.

                16 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Customizing Context Menus like in Excel

                  In most Office Desktop App you can customize the context menu. Please add this valuable feature also to Microsoft Project Desktop app:

                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg469862(v=office.14).aspx

                  12 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

                    11 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide the ability to filter on custom fields when accessing projects via CSOM

                      It is not possible to obtain a list of projects via CSOM and filter them beforehand using custom fields. This is quite hindering when working with a large list of projects.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  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

                        10 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Expand the reporting database (ODATA)

                          Expand the reporting database to include key schedule data (e.g. predecessors, etc). These data are not readily accessible with PWA and could be used to create user-authored schedule audits.
                          Examples:
                          -tracking the number of cross-project predecessors in an indirect measure of organizational collaboration, would help to market the value of PWA
                          -identifying schedules with complex predecessors (e.g. SF) and lead/lag is useful to building more robust project schedules

                          10 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • more OData features in projectdata endpoint

                            Support for the full suite of OData 4.0 functions in the project data endpoint.
                            Especially support for the function today. To allow excel (power BI) import of +/- 30 days of data.
                            And filter of expanded elements using the any/all keywords.

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

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

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

                                  Please add the ability to reference the new Auto Project ID to a project server workflow in SharePoint designer. The field can be referenced through Odata in the Project table ProjectIdentifier field. However, it cannot be used on the workflow event string builder.

                                  6 votes
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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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                                      1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Using C# code call Project Online Odata services.

                                      We are developing Project Professional Addin for Project Online and when we try to add OData service reference we get authentication error . For Fetching Data OData is better then CSOM.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  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.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Search Project data, display templates, and managed properties

                                          Please, allow searching/indexing of project data. With that should then follow the ability to define crawled/managed properties, and then the ability to customize search results so we can build richer views of project data that also can incorporate relevant SharePoint data on the same page.

                                          3 votes
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