locked
Project XML Web Part for MOSS 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Microsoft Project, the data can be exported to XML.  There are plenty of 3rd party client tools that will render the XML in a nice UI. (i.e. Gantt charts)

    Are there any SharePoint Web Parts that will render this XML data in similar formats? 
    Any other methods or alternatives that you can think of are welcome.

    Thanks,


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:30 PM

Answers

  • Naturally, after I posted, the requirement changed from .xml to simply viewing the .mpp.

    With that, I flat out cheated...

    I made a Page Viewer Web Part that points to: http://housatonic.cloudapp.net/Views.aspx

    It works well enough, except that our SharePoint Portal uses smartcard authentication, which the reader can't process.  This means that the user has to copy the .mpp to their local machine, then open it in the viewer.  Other than that... WORKS GREAT!


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi Steve,

    My first thought is to use the XML Web Part and to see if the XML that Project outputs is compatible.  I've not seen the code that Project outputs though so I can't call on experience.  Worth investigating at least though.

    It's not directly related but this might be of interest for you as well: -

    http://blog.mastykarz.nl/performance-of-custom-xslxml-web-parts-in-sharepoint-2007/


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:39 PM
    Answerer
  • Naturally, after I posted, the requirement changed from .xml to simply viewing the .mpp.

    With that, I flat out cheated...

    I made a Page Viewer Web Part that points to: http://housatonic.cloudapp.net/Views.aspx

    It works well enough, except that our SharePoint Portal uses smartcard authentication, which the reader can't process.  This means that the user has to copy the .mpp to their local machine, then open it in the viewer.  Other than that... WORKS GREAT!


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:15 PM