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PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

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RBnaerjee
Frequent Contributor.

PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi all,

 

We have an strange request, hope to get your thoughts.. 

 

We want to populate project task dynamically. 

 

Requirement : User should be able to pick the active order id as a task and book time agains it. We have around 500 active oders at a time. single project is cosidered as a single customer. 

 

For your Ref.

 

Current Project structure

 

Project XX

   Design

   Build and Deliver

   Test

   etc

 

Setup we are looking for

 

Project XX

  Design 

     Order ID 1

     Order ID 2

     etc

 Build and Deliver

     Order ID 1

     Order ID 2

     Order ID 3

     etc

 Test

 etc

 

 

Hope to find some intersting comments and feedback.. 

 

Thanks and Regards

Raj

 

6 REPLIES
AlexSavencu
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi,

We achieved a similar requirement by building a custom program which called the PPM web services for creating tasks, setting up task dependencies and assigning resources.

The program is called from a PPM execution step.

Cheers
Alex

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Utkarsh_Mishra
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Agree with Alex..  Web service is the only way to perfectly do this. Doing it via DB will not be recommended as lots of backgroung services/jobs are dependent on this.

Cheers..
Utkarsh Mishra

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RBnaerjee
Frequent Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi Alex,

 

Thanks for your reply, would you be able to provide some more details on to your program, also if any screen shots of teh outcome..

 

I too agree via db would be a challange but not able to figure out the way to present it on the front via web service.

 

Also we are  in transit from V8.04 to V9.21

 

Regards

Raj

AlexSavencu
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi, Raj,

Unfortunately I cannot share the code. But the good news is that the code is based on the samples bundled with PPM for Project Management module. At that time, my developer had very little experience with web services and he was able to develop the component on just a few days.

Cheers
Alex

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RBnaerjee
Frequent Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi Alex,

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

Does your solution provide an dropdown or custom field in timesheet for user to select the active codes? Or web service populates teh project dynamically with active codes as  a new task?

 

Regards

Raj

 

AlexSavencu
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: PPM - Project - Customize Task - With Dropdown

Hi, Raj,

 

you can find all required information for populating charge codes in timesheets in the Web Services Programmer's guide which is bundled with PPM.

 

cheers

alex


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