Making tasks custom fields required but not at the summary level. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Hopefully a quick question that somebody will probably know the answer to. :)

    I have some custom task fields in Project Server 2010 that I would LIKE to make required.

    The only issue I have is that if I make them required fields then when the Project itself is edited in PWA, and you try and save or publish, it wants to make those fields required for summary tasks also, whereas I only want them to be required for the detail tasks.

    Is this possible?  I can't see a way of doing it out of the box, but has anybody come up with the same problem and found a workaround?

    Many thanks,


    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:21 AM

All replies

  • Hi Lee--

    What is the type (Cost, Number, Duration, Flag etc) of the Task level custom field? You can get the Calculation for Summary Rows as Roll up to summary task only for the Cost, Number, Duration, Flag, date but for the text fields Rollup will not work.

    May be a macro for MS project to validate like - on a Flag type task level custom field (IsSummary - No), you may make it required to fill teh value for other field but from PWA , you may need to write an event handler to deal this.

    May be other forum members can give more ideas.


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    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:59 AM
  • Hi Amit,

    They are just text fields, unfortunately.



    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:59 PM