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  1. Show Hijri Date in Project Center / PDP

    In the Middle East, we can't show the Hijri Date in Project Center (Project Server 2010/2013/2016 with Arabic Language Pack) for the following:

    1. Start Date, End Date, End Date and custom field with date type in PDP.
    2. Timeline Date.
    3. Gantt chart.
    4. Views

    If we changed the calendar regional setting in site setting, and go back to Project Center We got the below error:

    "Sorry, something went wrong
    This feature requires either a Gregorian calendar or a calendar that uses a Gregorian recurrence pattern.

    Make sure your calendar is correctly set in:
    https://mqassas.sa/_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?Type=User

    Also, check with your…

    102 votes
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      16 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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…

      46 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  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 →
        • 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 bulk publish functionality

            Add a bulk publish functionality. Now every project has to be published one by one

            18 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Status Manager in OData Feed

              Include the Status Manager in the tasks table in the Microsoft reporting database. Currently the only way is to go into each project to see the status manager. This would help in governance and support..

              18 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a means to enter and track project change similar to issues and risks

                When a project has a change, for example, a scope change, schedule change or a change in approach, the project manager needs a place to document that change and typically seek approval from the project stakeholders. I would like to see a place to enter and manage changes similar to how project online offers a means to track issues and risks. Like risks and issues, the change would have a summary/title, a description of the change, a status (proposed, approved), a date stamp and preferably a way to seek approval for the change from one or more stakeholders. Being able…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include $ in Project Name Validation

                  When creating a new Project in Project Online there is validation rules to prevent the use of special characters in the Project Name.

                  An issue was found in the default Project Site URL when the Dollar Symbol ($) was used in the Project Name and this symbol should be added to the validation checking to prevent these issues in future.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  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 →
                    • Send notifications ONLY for tasks that have changed

                      I'm using notifications to alert my team that they've been assigned a task. I have 400 tasks and a team of 30 people. Every time I publish, all 30 people get a notification about all of their assigned tasks, which is overwhelming them and now the notifications are useless. I'd prefer to have notifications sent only for tasks that have changed during the current session.

                      22 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • persian calendar in MS project 2016

                        recently you added Persian calendar (jalali,hijri shamsi) to windows 10
                        it would be great that you add it to office and project 2016
                        lack of this feature in project make it almost impossible to use for us in iran and those that use Persian calendar
                        thank you

                        2 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.

                          Ability to Freeze Panes in MSP when editing cells in a table in MSP.
                          Like you can in Excel.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Resource Availability for Zero Max Units Computed using Resource Calendar

                            Currently, when resources have zero max units, the resources' FTE values calculate based on seven day weeks rather than the resource calendar.

                            Please change the calculation methodology to use the resource calendar.

                            https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2506962/resource-plan-fte-doesn-t-calculate-as-expected-when-max-units-are-0-o

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Demand Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Close button in Project Online behaves inconsistent

                              Currently the Close project button in the ribbon of Project Online will close the project and navigate the user to the previous page outside of the Project Detail Pages.

                              The majority of the time this will navigate the user back to the Project Center.

                              However if the user opens a project from project center, then visits the project site, and then navigates back to the project, the user expects the close button will return them to the Project Center, instead it navigates them back to the project site. This results in a poor and inconsistent user experience.

                              The close button…

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • task schedule avoid tasks

                                I would like to see a dependency option for schedule this task which cannot happen at the same time as these other tasks. This may be for a number of reasons, but for example, there is a change freeze on an environment so no tasks for that environment can be scheduled at this time, so I want to put a task representing the change freeze, and then other activity tasks need to avoid this task.
                                This the change freeze task moves then the dependent tasks could move.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have a right mouse option 'Open in new tab' when clicking on 'Project Site'.

                                  Have a right mouse option 'Open in new tab' when clicking on 'Project Site'.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Apply Task Path color coding to Relationship Diagram view to see what's driving the schedule

                                    When looking at the Relationship Diagram, it's not possible to determine which direct predecessor is driving the selected task, or which direct successor is being driven by the selected task. Would be nice to apply the Task Path color coding to the Relationship Diagram so you can quickly see the driving path for a selected task.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Physical % Complete editable in PWA

                                        Please, make Physical % Complete editable in PWA schedule views.

                                        As observed since Project Server 2010, throughout 2013 and Online as well, tasks built-in field Physical % Complete cannot be edited. It should be possible as it is editable in Project Professional and its purpose is to enter data manually.

                                        In PWA views (access via browser) clicking on this column makes selection gray (uneditable) in contrast to for example % Complete as shown in attached screenshot.

                                        This issue has been reported before: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/projectserver/en-US/d449410d-edec-4644-a8da-e1ccfcae0ddd

                                        Regards, Bullvan

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Increase Task Duration Precision to 3 Decimal Places

                                          Currently, Project rounds task duration to 2 decimal places, instead of 3. This is a problem when trying to set a duration in days of 1 hr = 0.125 days. Project unfortunately cannot handle durations to 3 decimal places, so it rounds 0.125 days to 0.13 days. This causes an incorrect calculation of the total duration of tasks, as 8 tasks of 0.125 hours each becomes 1.04 days total, instead of 1.00 day.

                                          If Project increases the precision for Task Duration to 3 decimal places, it can correctly handle the smallest common duration increment of 1 hour = 0.125 days.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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