Synchronising PWA schedules to the appropriate SharePoint Task List when dealing with multiple Task Lists

Posted By Posted by: Eremo Zanye on July 15, 2019

Background You may be required to develop a project site with the need for custom lists to be added to existing default lists – Risk, Issues, etc. If the custom list is using the out-of-the-box task type, then a problem may arise. Before discussing the issue, I’ll briefly explain the feature of synchronising a project

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Error When Activating Workflows Feature

Posted By Posted by: Ahmed Taee on March 8, 2018

Issue: In Microsoft Project Online, when you try to activate workflows site collection feature such as “Aggregated set of out-of-box workflow features provided by SharePoint” You may come across the error message below: “A list, survey, discussion board, or document library with the specified title already exists in this Website. Please choose another title” Solution: 1.

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Embedding Images into a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on August 28, 2017

Objective Recently a client requested that their Project Server workflow, as used in Project Online, required that images be embedded into the email. These images were screenshots and are used to assist in providing instructions to end users. Background This customer was in the process of migrating from an on-premise Project Server 2010 environment to

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Connected SharePoint Site Settings Moved

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on May 30, 2017

A recent change to Project Online for customers on “First Release” is related to the Settings for Project Sites, which were previously under “Connected SharePoint Sites” page in PWA Settings. These settings were global to the whole PWA and were applicable to all Enterprise Project Types, while this worked fine there were two major drawbacks

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How to Create an Auto-Incrementing Number Field in a SharePoint List

Posted By Posted by: Ahmed Taee on April 27, 2017

Auto-numbering is a common requirement when working with SharePoint lists. You may want an auto-incrementing number on Issues list items such as “ISS-001” and so on. If you try using calculated column with ID field and entered a formula such as = (“ISS-00” & [ID]), this won’t work for new items! The reason being ID field is

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Error: To export a list you must have a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation compatible

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on February 6, 2017

Google chrome is everyone’s favorite browser these days. And where SharePoint and Project Server has greatly improved their cross-browser support, there are still some functionalities that are only supported on IE. And we hate to switch to IE just to do these small things, don’t we. However, there is a workaround to this problem. there

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Nicely formatted Workflow Task Descriptions

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on December 8, 2016

Two things are certain in life, Death and Customer’s disgust for bad UI This blog will show you how to do a nicely formatted Workflow Task Descriptions. When you’re defining SharePoint Designer Workflows and use Assign Task actions, you have to provide the Task Title, Description, Email etc. While email can be formatted in the way

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Permission for Workflow Task List

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on November 25, 2016

Commonly, in most of the PPM implementations, you will come across requirements for configuring workflows which will have some kind of Task assignment such as Approvals associated with it. These tasks are stored in a Workflow Tasks List that is configured with the definition of the Workflow. All the tasks created during the execution of

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