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Departmental Custom Fields RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    My Department lookup table has a hierarchy 3 level deep.  When I assign my new custom field to a node at the 2nd level, I am expecting that every values under that node would inherit that custom field.

    For example, the custom field is associated to Dept1:

    • Dept1 (Custom field associated here)
    • --Dept1.1
    • --Dept1.2
    • Dept2
    • Dept3

    When I go in the Resource Center, when I select Dept1, the custom field is displayed. If I select "Dept1.1", the custom field disappears...

    Any idea how to get that custom field to display for all departments under the Dept1 node?

    Note: I have Project Server 2010 SP1 with August 2012 CU installed.

    Thanks,

    Jef


    Jean-François Guertin Entreprise Solution Architect PrimeTime Consulting | 1-581-997-4911 | www.consultprimetime.com | jefg@consultprimetime.com Certifications Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

    Monday, November 5, 2012 7:14 PM

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  • Jean-Francois --
     
    I do not understand what you mean by your statement that the custom field disappears.  Are you saying you can no longer see the custom field?  Or are you saying that the other pick list items are hidden by the selected item?  Please clarify and we will try to help you.
     

    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, November 5, 2012 9:55 PM
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  • Hi Dale,

    Scenario is as followed:

    • Create a new resource custom field called "Skills" and assign it to department "Dept1".
    • Go to Resource Center and create a new resource
    • The field "Skills" is not displayed (as expected)
    • Select "Dept1" for the resource's department
    • The field "Skills" is now displayed in the "Resource custom field" section (as expected)
    • Select "Dept1.1" for the resource's department
    • The field "Skills" is disappears, i.e. hidden from the screen so no value can be inputed (Not expected)

    I would believe the expected behavior is since the "Skills" custom field belong to "Dept1" that all its child nodes would inherit the "Skills" field.

    Thanks,

    J-F


    Jean-François Guertin Entreprise Solution Architect PrimeTime Consulting | 1-581-997-4911 | www.consultprimetime.com | jefg@consultprimetime.com Certifications Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:18 PM
  • J-F --
     
    I would make the same assumption as you, but apparently that is not how the software works.  I have never used the Department field as anything more than a flat list of departments, whereas you are using it as an outline code with departments and sub-departments.  Sorry I cannot be more help on this matter.
     

    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, November 6, 2012 2:35 PM
    Moderator