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Creating a WPA (Project Server) Project Center Custom Traffic Light Field

Creating a WPA (Project Server) Project Center Custom Traffic Light Field

Creating a WPA (Project Server) Project Center Custom Traffic Light Field

(OP)
To see how to create a Traffic Light Task level field go to this FAQ

Creating a Project Center Traffic Light is similar to creating a Task Level Traffic Light.

1) Create a customized project field
- Go to Server Settings > Enterprise Data > Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables > New Field button
- Type in the new field Name (Project Traffic Light)
- Entity and Type > Entity = Project > Type = Text
- Custom Attributes = formula (you must create the task level Traffic Light first)
- enter the formula or use the Pick field button to select the Traffic Light field that you created. The code field should look like this. The code is just refuring back to the other field and making them equal to the Traffic Light task level field.

CODE

(Traffic Light) 

- Value to Display = Graphical indicators
- Criteria for = non-summary rows
- use the same graphical indicators that you used to create the Traffic Light task field
- Press the Save button

2) To add the newly created Project Traffic Light field to the Project Center
- Server Settings > Look and Feel > Manage Views > Project Center > Summary
- Under the Table and Fields option add the Project Traffic Light field
- Press the Save button

3) Display the Project Traffic Light field to the Project Center view
- Project Center
- Hover over one of the columns till it shows the the black downward facing arrow
- Click the arrow
- Click Configure Columns...
- Check the Project Traffic Light box
- Press the OK button

The Project Traffic Light column will now be displayed. You will need close MS Project Pro, re-open the projects, add the Traffic Light and Project Traffic Light columns, re-save and re-publish the projects after setting a baseline for the indicator to be displayed properly.

Enjoy!

RE: Creating a WPA (Project Server) Project Center Custom Traffic Light Field

(OP)
I figured out the answer and here it is step by step:

To see how to create a Traffic Light Task level field go to this FAQ

Creating a Project Center Traffic Light is similar to creating a Task Level Traffic Light.

1) Create a customized project field
- Go to Server Settings > Enterprise Data > Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables > New Field button
- Type in the new field Name (Project Traffic Light)
- Entity and Type > Entity = Project > Type = Text
- Custom Attributes = formula (you must create the task level Traffic Light first)
- enter the formula or use the Pick field button to select the Traffic Light field that you created. The code field should look like this. The code is just refuring back to the other field and making them equal to the Traffic Light task level field.

CODE

(Traffic Light) 

- Value to Display = Graphical indicators
- Criteria for = non-summary rows
- use the same graphical indicators that you used to create the Traffic Light task field
- Press the Save button

2) To add the newly created Project Traffic Light field to the Project Center
- Server Settings > Look and Feel > Manage Views > Project Center > Summary
- Under the Table and Fields option add the Project Traffic Light field
- Press the Save button

3) Display the Project Traffic Light field to the Project Center view
- Project Center
- Hover over one of the columns till it shows the the black downward facing arrow
- Click the arrow
- Click Configure Columns...
- Check the Project Traffic Light box
- Press the OK button

The Project Traffic Light column will now be displayed. You will need close MS Project Pro, re-open the projects, add the Traffic Light and Project Traffic Light columns, re-save and re-publish the projects after setting a baseline for the indicator to be displayed properly.

Enjoy!

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