This Week in Bamboo (December 15th, 2013 – December 21st, 2013)

This week in Bamboo, we released some minor releases to the storefront for the following products: Project Management Central Release 4.2, List Search Simple Release 2.2 and Task Master Release 3.6 for SharePoint 2010 along with patches update of Navigators, List Rollup Web Part, and Data-Viewer Web Part. Please see the list below for more details about this week’s releases.

SA12 Project Management Central for SharePoint 2010 Release 4.2.153

New Features:

• Provide two new Mega Menu skins at the portfolio site and the department site.
• Support Mega Menu for Resource Center’s Resource Allocation and Capacity Planning and Report Center at the portfolio site and the department site. (The “mega menu” is a menu with a single drop-down that appears on hover and shows all the reporting options in one large panel.)

Bug Fixes:

• Error: System Null Reference Exception with imported MS Project.
• Clicking or dragging in Timeline Gantt Web Part causes it to scroll down unexpectedly.
• Anonymous users are prompted for a user name and password to access some PM Central pages (including the home page) if the page includes data that contains the rollup List Rollup schemas with People and Group column.

Includes updated versions of the following components:

• HW03 Tree View Web Part R1.7.83 (file version 10.7.83)
• HW05 Alert Plus Web Part R3.2.115 (file version 30.2.115)
• HW11A List Search Simple Web Part R2.2.13 (file version 20.2.13)
• HW11B List Search Advanced Web Part R1.8.93 (file version 10.8.93).
• HW14 Group Email Web Part R1.7.43 (file version 10.7.43).
• HW20 Calendar Plus Web Part  R4.5.186 (file version 40.5.186).
• HW24 List Rollup Web Part R6.0.87 (file version 60.0.87).
• HW27 Chart Plus Web Part  R3.5.109 (file version 30.5.109).
• HW28 Site Creation Plus  R1.4.70 (file version 10.4.70).
• HW37 Data-Viewer Web Part R3.6.72 (file version 30.6.72).
• HW41J KPI Column R1.3.65 (file version 10.3.65).
• HW41D Visual Indicator Column R1.3.59 (file version 10.3.59).
• HW45 Task Master R3.6.159 (file version 30.6.159).
• HW50 List Print R1.4.32 (file version 10.4.32).
• HW55 Navigators R1.5.24 (file version 10.5.24).
• SA35 Project Portfolio Dashboard R1.8.58 (file version 10.8.58).

Known Issues:

• If the parent task has a predecessor and the parent task is a milestone, the Start Date of the parent task and the child task change based on the predecessor’s Due Date. For example, the working hours is set from 8:00 – 5:00 PM and the Start Date for the parent task and child task is 09/18/2013 8:00 AM. If the predecessor’s Due Date is 09/18/2013 5:00PM, the Start Date and Due Date for the parent and child task are now changed to 09/19/2013 8:00 AM.
• Project site name contains special characters, Risk chart cannot draw.
• Show error when create Top & Project have Site Path contains special character ex: ‘, {…
• Show error when create project have Project Name contain Special character as ex: ‘, {, […
• Show error message at Resource Work Project and Project Department when have project lite save and no task is edited.
• Resource Assignments (Gantt chart and Performance) – If there are a lot of resource assignments and projects and therefore a large volume of data to update, information will not be update immediately even after clicking Run Now with theTim Bamboo Gantt Chart Timer Job. See the troubleshooting section for the Resource Assignment not showing data online documentation for more information.
• Resource Availability report – If user selects to view the Resource Availability with date range span across 2 years such as 12/1/2012 to 1/15/2013, the capacity for the first year will display as 0 instead of 8 hours for 1 day or 160 hours for 1 month.
• When PM Central tasks are merged with Microsoft Project tasks using Microsoft Project Add-In and with Microsoft Add-In is set using the Auto Schedule option, if the tasks in SharePoint have a Start Date different than the Start Date of the project and tasks in Microsoft Project after merge, the tasks will show up with the wrong Start Date and may result in breaking the parent-child relationship.
• Reporting Timer Job – To improve reporting performance, the timer job in R4.0 is now changed to Bamboo Reporting Calculation Timer Job V4 and scheduled to run once a day. Users must select Remove All and Install twice instead of the Upgrade/Repair Existing and Install New for this timer job to change name and change the schedule.
• Resource Allocation and Capacity Planning at the portfolio site might result in request timed out in cases where there are 500 items or more in the Tasks list per project, with 40 or more project sites, assigned to 20 or more resources, and the time period spans over 2 years.
• If you merge tasks between PM Central and Microsoft Project using the Microsoft Project Add-in, and the tasks have the same name with different Work Breakdown Structure, after the merge the tasks will show the wrong parent-child relationship and the wrong work breakdown structure.
• When using the Request New PMC Project Site workflow, the title is missing in the breadcrumb in the form for Start Workflow.
• When customizing any site page in SharePoint Designer, you must check out the page first. When you are finished editing in SharePoint Designer, save the page and check it in.
• If you export tasks to Microsoft Project using the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in and then move a task in Microsoft Project, the task will be incorrectly be displayed as a child task if you export the PM Central Tasks list again using the “Merge” option.
• When exporting the Resource Task Timeline report to Excel, the Gantt bar does not show an accurate time span.
• In User Profiles Import search results, the contents of the About Me field includes HTML markup.
• When upgrading PM Central, you must restart the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service before upgrading PM Central sites in Central Administration.
• The User Profiles Import utility displays a maximum of 1000 results.
• If a User Profiles Import search matches a large number of records, the request may time out and return a server error.
• If you change an existing selection for the Project Department or Project fields in a report, the Resource field does not update with the choices that match the new Project Department and Project combination.
• If a resource has tasks that span multiple years (e.g., 2009-2012), data cannot be displayed in the Resource Assignment Gantt chart on the portfolio site Resources page.
• When Microsoft Project synchronizes task updates to a connected PM Central Tasks list, “Constraint Date” values of “NA” in Microsoft Project—which indicates a constraint type of “As Soon as Possible”—may be set to today’s date when synchronized to the PM Central Tasks list. This does not impact the project schedule.
• Project Schedule and Scheduled Tasks baselines cannot be created if the project or tasks span three years or more.
• When browsing a PM Central site in HTTPS, chart images exported from the Reporting Web Part to Microsoft Excel are displayed as a red “X” in the Excel workbook.
• The “Quick Launch” feature is not visible when upgrading sites that were created in PM Central R1.8. Sites upgraded from R2.0 or higher correctly display the Quick Launch menu.
• If a project site has unique permissions and its users do not have access to the portfolio site, data from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the portfolio site is still visible in the project site Contacts list.
• In the Gantt View of Active Projects on the portfolio site Schedules tab, special characters in the Project Manager field are expanded to their corresponding numeric value. For example, “D’Angelo” will be displayed as “D&#39Angelo”.
• After upgrading PM Central, the Project Portfolio Dashboard does not display data on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab or in the Portfolio Dashboard List after clicking Refresh for the first time. To resolve this issue, restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer service. See KB.12641 for more information.
• Anonymous users are prompted for a user name and password to access some PM Central pages.


• If users import or export tasks to and from Microsoft Project using the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in, it skips the accounts that contain characters such as “[” and “]”.
• When using the Microsoft Project Add-In, if users modify the Outline level field in Microsoft Project without adjusting the WBS field, they will see an error during the merge between PM Central Tasks and Microsoft Project tasks, e.g. Outline Level field is 1 and WBS is 1.1.
• Addin – New/Merge/Append to Microsoft Project – If the Cost and Actual Cost fields for the tasks and parent tasks are populated using Cost (Enter) and Actual Cost (Enter), when exporting to Microsoft Project for new/merge/append, the Cost and Actual fields in the Microsoft Project will not match what is in PM Central’s SharePoint tasks list.
• If creating a Portfolio site that is the child of a Team site, the Bamboo Project Central Content Types feature must be activated before create them.
• The Resource Assignments Gantt chart on the portfolio site may time out if more than 10,000 items are aggregated.
• In Web applications configured for Forms-Based Authentication (FBA) with anonymous access, an error is displayed in the Resource column when viewing tasks or resources.
• In Web applications configured for Forms-Based Authentication (FBA) with anonymous access, charts are not displayed in all views of My Projects in portfolio and department sites.
• When tasks are exported to Microsoft Project using the “Merge” option with the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in, child tasks may be merged to the wrong summary task if multiple summary tasks have the same name.
• When importing tasks from Microsoft Project to a SharePoint Tasks list using the Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in, the Constraint Date field cannot be updated if the Constraint Date in Microsoft Project is equal to “NA”.
• Addin – Export to MS Project – Show Duration in MS Project don’t like Duration in SharePoint Task list with use case working mode between MS project and Task Master different. => WAD
• The User Profile Import Utility can only map User Profile properties with a privacy setting of “Everyone”.
• If data displayed using the Data-Viewer Web Part is grouped and a group of data spans multiple pages, all data for the same group may not be displayed continuously on the next page. For example, page 2 may start with a different data group instead of continuing the list of items from page 1.
• Clicking “Add new item” in the Discussion tab does not display the New Item pop-up form.
• After exporting a PM Central Tasks list using the “Connect to Microsoft Project” feature, new tasks created in Microsoft Project with a blank Start Date and Due Date will be incorrectly updated when the task is synchronized to PM Central with the “Synchronize” feature. The Start Date will be set to the Project Start Date from Microsoft Project, and the Due Date will be the next day.
• When Microsoft Project synchronizes task updates to a connected PM Central Tasks lists, the “Assigned To” field value is not copied if it was updated in Microsoft Project to a resource name that does not exist in Active Directory.
• If a Calculated column type is displayed in SharePoint Task Master, the calculated value is not updated when the user clicks Recalculate. To view the updated values for Calculated columns, refresh the browser using Control + F5.
• Users cannot delete resources from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the department site if the department site is the root of the site collection. Users must go to the portfolio site to delete resources.
• When users create a new Web Part Page in the portfolio site and try to make this page the default page updating the URL in /_Layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx, they will receive the following error: “The site is not valid. The ‘Pages’ document library is missing.” This is a SharePoint limitation.
• Users logged into the portfolio site with a site collection administrator account will not see rolled-up data in the following tabs: My Summary, Resources, Schedules, Issues and Reporting. This is a SharePoint limitation. To change the limits, go to Central Administration > Manage Web Applications. Select the desired site collection, and then select General Settings > Resource Throttling from the ribbon to change the values.
• In the “Tasks” tab of the project site under Tracking View, the headers for “Cost”, “Actual Cost” and “% Complete” are not aligned to the left like in other fields.

HW11A List Search Simple for SharePoint 2010 Release 2.2.13

New Features:

• Allow additional filters of the search results using the column headers.
• Allow sorting of the search results using the column headers.

Bug Fixes:

• Content Type column is not shown in “Available Column” dropdown in the toolpane.
• Shows Cross-Site Scripting on site where List Simple Search resides.

Known Issues:

• Shows error “Result:Access is denied.” when searching a list including metadata column and login Anonymous.
• Do not support filtering on column header for calculated column type.
• On Internet Explore version 10.xx, List Simple Search shows error message “RenderWebPart Exception:: ‘auto’ cannot be parsed as a unit as there are no numeric values in it…” on sites that use load balancer  or for sites on
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) environment.
• Do not support filtering / sorting on column headers where the columns are custom columns (e.g. KPI, Rating, Selector …etc.).
• Unable to customize search criteria layout using the Modify Layout option.
• When the option “Allow search all columns” option is disabled, the Modify Layout editor will not save layout changes unless the Keyword Control text box is added to the HTML. This control should not be required when the option is disabled.
• Unable to modify the CSS for the search results grid.
• Search results are incorrect when searching for a Choice or Lookup column value that contains a quotation mark (“”).
• Print and Export to Excel show raw data for Bamboo custom columns that visually display data, such as HW41J KPI Column, and for columns that enforce special rules, such as HW41E Bamboo Validator Column.
• Unable to show HW41D Bamboo Visual Indicator column tooltips in search results.
• Unable to display HW41I Bamboo Rating columns correctly in search results.
• List Search Simple Web Part R2.0 unable to provide data to other Web Parts using Web Part Connection feature.


• No default value is shown for Number, Choice, Yes/No, or Date/Time column types when the option “Display default column value” is selected.
• Search results are not retained when viewing or editing an item in the search results using the item Edit Menu. Workaround: Click on the item link to open the item in a pop-up window.
• “Search in all columns for” keyword search is unable to search in Date/Time, Number, Currency, or Yes/No columns.

HW45 Task Master for SharePoint 2010 Release 3.6.159

Bug Fixes:

• Show JavaScript error “Expected ‘)’ ” when upgrading and the name of the tasks list has special characters such as “task’s”.
• Show JavaScript error “Expected ‘)’ ” when the site name contains special characters such as http://abc’
• Task Master shows the wrong color coding in the Russian site collection.
• Task Master does not readjust the Due Date for existing tasks when a new holiday is added later on.

Known Issues:

• If the parent task has a predecessor and the parent task is a milestone, the Start Date of the parent task and the child task change based on the predecessor’s Due Date. For example, the working hours is set from 8:00 – 5:00 PM and the Start Date for the parent task and child task is 09/18/2013 8:00 AM. If the predecessor’s Due Date is 09/18/2013 5:00PM, the Start Date and Due Date for the parent and child task are now changed to 09/19/2013 8:00 AM.
• When a milestone is changed to a task with the mode using Start Date and Duration with the condition “Increase or decrease duration so the task ends sooner or later but requires the same total work“, if additional resources are added in the Edit Form then the total work is changed. The issue does not occur when using inline editing.
• The pop-up form for the Assigned To and Assignment Units moves outside of the display when scroll the browser window using the scroll bar.
• Show JavaScript error when editing resource in inline editing. After changing the Assignment Units (such as from 100 to 90), users are required to click Enter before clicking OK.
• In the inline editing, if the pop-up form for the Assigned To and Assignment Units is display pass the right of the Task Master display then the percent value for the Assignment Units column cannot be filled.
• The Web Part sometimes displays the SharePoint error message “An unexpected error has occurred.” Refresh the page using Control + F5 to clear it.
• If the summary task has a predecessor, the start date of a child task will not change based on the due date of the parent task predecessor if the child task has a constraint.
• Gantt bars are not displayed in the Print Preview. The Gantt bars print correctly.
• When Task Master is configured to automatically save changes made to the task list, the Gantt chart may display the wrong % Complete for a task the first time you click Recalculate. Click Recalculate again to see the correct value.
• If a selected summary task is collapsed when you click Show Items, child tasks are not displayed in the filtered view.
• When a task spans multiple days and includes time outside working hours, the task duration bar in the Gantt chart is longer than a task with the same duration that does not include time outside working hours.


• When assign multiple resources in the form and save and the assignees are not sorted in the ascending order, in the Datasheet View from the Assigned To’s drop-down the last assignee is unchecked even after clicking on the Recalculate button and Save.
• Task cannot save and show error message when assigned to 11 users.
• Task Master shows incorrect Predecessor Tasks when tasks are imported using Microsoft Add-in import where the title contains special characters such as | / *.
• If Task Master is configured to exclude certain days, such as weekends, and the task Start Date and Due Date fall on an excluded date, Task Master will compute that task as a milestone.
• To use the same color for all milestone tasks, you must first select a Choice column and then select the same color for all choices.
• Users cannot add the Web Part into a rich content zone on team sites.
• When printing data from Task Master, the printed version does not use the same colors as the Web Part.
• When the data set in the task list spans several years, the Print option will not display all items in the Gantt view. Limit the dates displayed in the Gantt chart using the Gantt View Display Settings in the tool pane, or zoom out until all items in the Gantt chart can be viewed without scroll bars before printing.
• If you make several view changes quickly and then edit a task using the Edit Item form, Task Master may not accurately set the focus back to the item you were editing when you save it and return to the Task Master Web Part.
• When using the Print feature, clicking Cancel in the Print Settings dialog box also cancels the Print Preview.
• Drag-and-drop functionality in the Gantt chart is limited to dragging a task item to change its schedule and duration.

HW55 Navigators for SharePoint 2010 Release 1.5.24

Bug Fixes:

• The Web Part is displaying an error message: “Createchildcontrols:…”, when it is added to the page on German site.

No New Known Issues and Limitations

HW24 List Rollup Web Part for SharePoint 2010 Release 6.0.87

Bug Fixes:

• Filter options appear in English when using the German Language XML with the List Rollup Grid View Web Part.
• The List Rollup Grid View Web Part displays an error when clicking on “Version History” in the context menu.
• When rolling up lists with versioning controls enabled, “Compliance Details” is not displayed in the List Rollup Grid View, and “Unpublish This Version” is erroneously displayed.
• Site Columns are not available in Grid View settings.
• Bamboo Visual Indicator is missing when a list containing it is included in a rollup.
• Presence indicator is not shown for People and Group columns when using List Rollup Grid View.
• List Rollup Grid View displays the same description for different types of “Title” fields in some lists.

New Known Issues:

• None

New Limitations:

• Cannot group Assign To field in the List Rollup Grid View.

HW37 Data-Viewer Web Part for SharePoint 2010 Release 3.6.72

Bug Fixes:

• Shows the error related to dispose check of Data-Viewer is on Project Management Central (version 4.1)’s portfolio site home page if the Developer Dashboard is turned on.
• Shows error: “OnLoad: : The specified view is invalid.”, while in the Edit Datasheet mode and perform some actions such as adding a task on My Summary or on My Tasks Due this Week or My Overdue Tasks within Project Management Central.
• Shows error: “dgrResult_PreRender:: : Column ‘ ‘ does not exist….”,  when grouping using the Date column and the Date column is a calculated data type column, e.g. grouping the MONTH column where the MONTH column is a Date column with the calculated data type with formula as =TEXT(Date,”yyyy – “)&TEXT(Date,”mm”)&TEXT(Date,”(mmmm”)&TEXT(date,”yyy)”).
• When the data source is from List Rollup Schema, Data-Viewer is showing the Site Name instead of the List Name.
• Anonymous users are prompted for a user name and password to access some PM Central pages (including the home page) if the page includes data that contains the rollup List Rollup schemas with People and Group column.

No New Known Issues and Limitations

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