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  • Question

  • I have a request for a custom view that omits Start and Finish.  I did the next best thing which is to "hide" the columns by setting their width to 1px.  However, they'd like to be able to export this view to Excel and when they do, those columns are obviously still there.
    I was checking online and found this article, which gives me the impression I was already doing the best that can be done with this little problem.  Any other ideas?

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi kevin,

    I assume you are refering to the project Center views? if so the answer is no. You will need to have 3 columns as a minimum, the name, the start and the finish column. The reson for this, i believe is because this is the minimum set of information you need to generate a Gantt Chart view.

    i hope this helps
    Marc


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:49 PM

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  • Hi kevin,

    I assume you are refering to the project Center views? if so the answer is no. You will need to have 3 columns as a minimum, the name, the start and the finish column. The reson for this, i believe is because this is the minimum set of information you need to generate a Gantt Chart view.

    i hope this helps
    Marc


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:49 PM
  • Thanks Marc,
    Yes, I'm talking about project center views.  You bring up an interesting point though.  What if I'm not interested in having a Gantt chart as part of my view?  I'm only looking for task name, baseline start, baseline finish, and resource name.  Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place to create this view.  I'll see if I can create the view I want elsewere.  Perhaps the resource center?
    Kevin

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:27 PM
  • Kevin --
     
    You cannot remove the Gantt Chart from a Project Center view.  The best you can do is to set the Splitter Bar Offset value to 1200 pixels or higher to push it all the way to the right and hide almost all of the Gantt Chart.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:36 PM
  • Dale,
    Thanks for the info.  It sounds like I won't be able to get the exact view that our scheduler is requesting.  Perhaps you can confirm.
    She wants a view that shows Task Name, Baseline Start, and Baseline Finish in Task ID order, that also shows summary tasks.  I've been messing with it off and on since this morning and I've come to the conclusion that we're not going to be able to quite get there...out of the box.
    Kevin
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:31 PM
  • Hi Kevin,

    In the Business Intelligence center you might be able to get what you want, although with a quick look around I didn't see the Task ID in the reporting database (nor the cube...).

    Best regards,

    Brian


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    Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:55 PM
  • Thanks All!
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:20 PM
  • Hi Brian,

    in RDB TaskID is called TaskIndex - at least I am using it in that way without issues so far.

    Regards
    Barbara

    Friday, August 20, 2010 5:17 AM
  • Thanks Barbara!  You know I looked at that column and it just contained 1's and 2's so I dismissed it - but as my test projects on my server often just have 1 or 2 tasks then I guess I shouldn't have :).

    Best regards,

    Brian.


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    Friday, August 20, 2010 6:00 PM
  • Hi Dale,

    How can I hide the Gantt Chart from the Project Center view in Project Web App 2010. Though I set the split bar offset to 1200 or more, still I could see the chart. Is there a way, where I can completely hide with the least pixels to the right most.

    Thanks

    RAJ

    Monday, September 20, 2010 7:22 AM
  • RAJ --
     
    There is no way to remove the Gantt Chart from a Project Center view, nor is there any way to completely hide it.  The best you can do is to set the split bar offset to a high value, such as 1200 pixels.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:58 AM
  • Thanks Dale,

    For your immediate response. As you mentioned in your previous post, I could set the values to 1200 pixels, but the split bar is not pusehd to the rightmost, still gantt bars are visible in the screen at the right side. I hope, there is a limitation in Project web app 2010 to do so and these settings doesnot work similar to Project Web Access 2007.

    Thanks,

    RAJ

     

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:53 AM
  • RAJ --
     
    No, there is no way in Project Server 2010 to completely hide the Gantt Chart in a Project Center view.  Sorry.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 2:16 PM