Create a New Project Based On SharePoint List Item In Project Server 2016

In this article, I will explain

How to create a new project based on a SharePoint List item by mapping a the List Fields with Project Server Custom Feilds in Project Server 2016?

Scenario

In our organization, we would like to create a “New Project Idea” SharePoint list, and once the new Idea is approved, we could be able to create a new project from a SharePoint list item.

Solution

In Project Server 2013 /2016, we are able to create a simple custom SharePoint list, then map its fields with Project Custom field.

Create a new project based on SharePoint List item in Project Server 2016

Creating a Project from a list item would facilitate the Project creation process espicially for the users who are not familiar with creating a new project in Project Center.

Steps

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Missing Delegation Feature in Project Server

In this article, I will discuss and solve the issue of

Missing Delegation Feature in PWA Settings in Project Server 2016 / 2013.


Scenario

In PWA Settings, you can’t find the Delegation Options below Personal  Settings as shown below:

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Cause

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You can’t inactivate a task that’s in progress in Microsoft Project

In this hint, I will show How to set a task as inactive in Microsoft Project without facing the below issue.

You can’t inactivate a task that’s in progress

You can't inactivate a task that in progress


Scenario

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Search in Arabic in Lookup Table Custom Field is not working in Project Server 2016 / 2013

Introduction

In this post, I will explain the detail steps of raising the below bug In Project Server 2016 /2013.

The search in Arabic in Lookup Table Custom Field is not working properly in Project Server 2016 / 2013.

In case, you suffer from this issue, Please visit User’s Voice to vote for Support for the Arabic language in Lookup Table Custom Field in Project Server 2016 / 2013 to be resolved as soon as possible.

Scenario

In Project Server 2016 / 2013, I tried to create a lookup table with Arabic Entries by doing the following:

  • Go to PWA Settings.
  • Below Enterprise Data, Click on Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables.
  • Scroll down to Lookup Tables for Custom Fields.
  • Create a new Lookup Table with Text type.
  • Add Arabic Entries.

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SharePoint 2016: Extend A Web Application

Introduction

In some scenarios, you may need to share the same content to different types of users [Internal / External] through different URLs or different authentication types. In this case, you will need to extend your SharePoint web application.

Before we begin to explain How to extend a web application, you should first be aware of the following.

  • When the web application is extended, a different Web Application and IIS are created.
  • The main Web Application and the extended one will share the same Content Database.
  • You can extend the web application to change the port number. Meanwhile, you can extend the web application to port 80 in case you use Host Header.
  • Extending web application is used for extranet deployments in which different users access to the same content through different domains and different authentication type.

Below, I will show the simple steps to extend a SharePoint Web Application.


Steps

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Group By Content-Type in SharePoint list view

In this hint, I’ll show How to Group By ‘Content-Type’ field in SharePoint list view?Group By 'Content-Type' field in SharePoint listScenario:

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Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017

In this hint, I’ll show How to Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017 to avoid Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017.

Missing Office SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017

By dint of the “New Installation Experience (Workloads)” in Visual Studio 2017  that allow to Install  Office Developer Tools directly without download Office Developer Tools from the Web Platform Installer as was in previous versions of Visual Studio.

Steps:
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