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Multiline Task level field RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I understand that at Task level we cannnot get multiline text field - its only upto 256chars.

    But, our requirement is to have a multiline text field at task level to capture user comments. Is there any way to achieve this?

    Thanks.


    Best Regards, Anuja

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Why don't you use the notes field which is multi line?


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 7:00 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Guillaume,

    Thanks for your reply. Task notes field cannot be fetched in reports. Is there any workaround for this in Project Online?

    Best Regards, Anuja

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:06 AM
  • You could create a task custom field with the formula equal to [notes], then it will be available in the Reporting table with odata.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Guillaume. This was a great option and tried it as well. But while extracting this field at task level, we are getting error at tasks.

    Did you know if this is workable option.. I might be doing something wrong in that case :)


    Best Regards, Anuja

    Monday, August 10, 2015 6:08 AM
  • How are you "extracting" the task level field? Also what error do you get?

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Monday, August 10, 2015 7:16 AM
    Moderator
  • We are trying to extract the data using OData queries. If you need more info, I will have to get the same from Reporting team. They just told me this wont work as its giving an error at Task level.

    Best Regards, Anuja

    Monday, August 10, 2015 7:42 AM
  • Guillaume, I believe the data in notes field is stored in binary format. That's why while getting the OOTB multiline Notes field in reports, its not possible. The same might be happening for copy of the field ?

    Also, we cannot add new multi line text field at task level. :(


    Best Regards, Anuja

    Monday, August 10, 2015 7:50 AM
  • I've not tested it so I'd trusted your conclusion..

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Monday, August 10, 2015 8:09 AM
    Moderator