need for projects center URL with suffix RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Our goal consist in displaying a form or a web page, with a button or an image, with an hyperlink to a filtered view of the projects center (for instance gant view of all projects in a certain area)

    We noticed that filters didn't modify the URL. Could we set a suffix in the url that contain a filter setting ?


    Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:40 PM

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  • David,

    As you have observed, the filters apply only to the grid and not come over as a url string.

    As far as I know, there is no way to bring this into a URL.

    May be you could consider developing some reports that give you want you want and then you could set defaults for the filters?

    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS

    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:38 PM
  • If you need the gantt view, then this is difficult, and I think you would be limted to different project centre views pre-configured with the filter already defined in the view.  If you don't need the gantt chart, then I would use Excel Services with slicers.

    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:31 AM
  • If you do need a Gantt view, you can do this with Excel Services as well. After all, a Gantt is nothing more than a stacked bar chart where the first series fill is nothing.

    This article is an oldie but works with data from Project Server via an Office Data Connection. This version allows you to show progress on tasks, which is why I like this version best.

    Another version updated for Excel 2007 is here: This example doesn't do the progress aspect but the instructions better match the UI you have.

    I've used a version of these techniques to do a standard milestone timeline view across Projects.

    Hope this helps!

    Treb Gatte

    Monday, June 18, 2012 7:26 AM