This Week in Bamboo (January 19th, 2014 – January 25th, 2014)

This week in Bamboo, we released some minors and patches releases. The highlight of minor releases with some new features and bugs fixed are PM Central Release 4.2, and List Search Simple Release 2.2 for SharePoint 2013.  Please see our Product Manager Announcement blog for more details and for a complete list of this week’s releases, patches and bugs fixed please see below.

SA12 PM Central for SharePoint 2013 Release 4.2.124.2013

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.)

Includes Update versions of the following components:

• HW03 Tree View Web Part R1.7.24 (file version 10.7.24.2013)
• HW05 Alert Plus Web Part R3.2.124 (file version 30.2.124.2013)
• HW11A List Search Simple Web Part R2.2.26 (file version 20.2.26.2013)
• HW11B List Search Advanced Web Part R1.8.121 (file version 10.8.121.2013)
• HW14 Group Email Web Part R1.7.46 (file version 10.7.46.2013)
• HW20 Calendar Plus Web Part R4.5.182 (file version 40.5.182.2013)
• HW24 List Rollup Web Part R6.0.96 (file version 60.0.96.2013)
• HW27 Chart Plus Web Part R3.5.154 (file version 30.5.154.2013)
• HW28 Site Creation Plus R1.4.78 (file version 10.4.78.2013)
• HW37 Data-Viewer Web Part R3.6.87(file version 30.6.87.2013)
• HW41J KPI Column R1.3.80 (file version 10.3.80.2013)
• HW41D Visual Indicator Column R1.3.81 (file version 10.3.81.2013)
• HW45 Task Master R3.6.138 (file version 30.6.138.2013)
• HW50 List Print R1.4.38 (file version 10.4.38.2013)
• HW55 Navigators R1.5.74(file version 10.5.74.2013)
• SA35 Project Portfolio Dashboard R1.8.82 (file version 10.8.82.2013)

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.
• When the project site has been created from a saved lite template and the tasks belong to this project do not get edit again, then the Resource Work Project and Resource Work Project Department tabs under Report Center on the portfolio site will display an error. This issue only occurs when migrating from SP2010 to SP2013. The workaround is to edit and save the tasks of this project site – where the project site was created from a saved lite template.

Known Issues: 

• When upgrading PM Central, you must restart the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service before upgrading PM Central sites in Central Administration.
• 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 back in.
• When using Workflow Conductor with PM Central, user cannot deploy workflow using the “Deploy” button. This issue occurs with Windows 2012 Standard or Data Center and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013.
• In the Resource Center > Resource Assignments, the Gantt Chart shows JavaScript error when the Project Name contains special characters such as ‘, {, [, …, *.
• From the project site > Tasks > Progress Management, when click the Update Project Cost & Schedule, the data in the added columns will display with extra data in the additional columns and with the text “System.Data.DataRowView”. By refresh the page or click Ctrl + F5, the data will show as normal.
• Workflow Conductor and Windows Server 2012 – In Windows Server 2012 environment, if deploy using the deploy button they will see a java script error “Sys.ArgumentException: Cannot Deserialize.”.
• 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 the 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. 
• 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. 
• 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.
• The User Profiles Import utility displays a maximum of 1000 results. 
• 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. 
• 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.
• 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. 
• 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. 
• 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.

Limitations:

• 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. 
• If you 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 “]”.
• 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. 
• 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. 
• 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. 
• 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.

Known Issues for In-Place Upgrade:

• None

Limitations for In-Place Upgrade:

• Any customizations made to the sites (master pages, CSS, logos, etc.) will not be retained after running the in-place upgrade to SharePoint 2013.
The upgrade must be run on a new SharePoint 2013 server with content that was upgraded from a SharePoint 2010 server using the database attach and upgrade method.
• Upgrading PM Central on a server that was upgraded from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 (Foundation or Server) on the same hardware will not work.

HW11A List Search Simple Web Part for SharePoint 2013 Release 2.2.26.2013  

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:

• List Simple Search requires input data for the Date field when searching using “Is Between” or “Is Near” operators.

Known Issues:

• When scrolling through the data of a specific column for selection from the search results, it takes a long time if the list contains 5000 items or more.
• List Simple Search Web Part can be used to filter another list or Web Part using the search results and Web Part Connection. One of the scenarios is where List Simple Search is used to search against a list and connects to another list using Web Part Connection for filtering the second list based on its search results. For example, search against a tasks list for engineering tasks and from the search results and Web Part Connection filtering items on a calendar list for the Due Date of 1/14/2013.

Here are the issues resulted based on the scenarios:

– If “Server Render” option in the List Views Web Part tool pane settings is not selected, after an item in the search results is selected to filter the second list and then from the search results a column header is used for filtering, the selected item in the search results for Web Part Connection is no longer selected and the second list is no longer filtered. All the items on the second list are displayed.
– If “Server Render” option in the List Views Web Part tool pane settings is selected, after an item in the search results is selected to filter the second list and then from the search results a column header is used for filtering, the selected item in the search results for Web Part Connection is no longer selected. However, only the filtered items on the second list are displayed.

Note: In SharePoint 2013, the List Views Web Part tool pane settings of the list has the “Server Render” option under Miscellaneous. If “Server Render” option is not checked, the data is sent to the client machine and using JavaScript and CSS to display the data. If “Server Render” option is checked, the data is converted to display in html on the server and then the html is sent to the client.

• Does not support filtering on column header for Lookup column that looks up to a calculated column.
• Does not support filtering on column header for all calculated columns.
• Does 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.

Limitations:

• Exporting to excel does not show icon of custom columns (e.g. KPI, Rating, Selector …etc.).
• 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 2013 Release 3.6.138.2013

Bug Fixes:

• Text changes: Change Data Source from “SharePoint Lists and Libraries” to “SharePoint List” since Task Master only supports lists and not libraries
• Show JavaScript error “Expected ‘)’ ” when the site name contains special characters such as http://abc’s.com.
• Task Master does not readjust the Due Date for existing tasks when a new holiday is added later on.
• Assignment Units value is not shown when clicking on view item.

Known Issues:

• Cannot adjust the width and height of the Web Part on the page.
• 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.
• Cannot see items in the Web Part interface when changing theme to black/green (e.g. Lime, City, Orbit, Immerse, Red, Purple, Wood site themes)
• In the interface, when right click on the Assignment Units users will see the options for the browser instead of showing Assignment Units dialog box. The workaround is for user to click on the cell of the Assignment Units column and then click on the cell again in the interface to see the Assignment Units dialog.
• 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.

Limitations:

• For a new task item, if the Start Date falls on the holiday day or weekend, Task Master will move the Start Date to a working day but does not readjust the Due Date or Duration.
• 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. This issue only occurs on SharePoint 2013 with UI 2010.
• For SharePoint 2013, Task Master Web Part can only be added to a Web Part page or a project site.
• 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.

HW24 List Rollup for SharePoint 2013 Release 6.0.96.2013

Bug Fixes:

• Cannot filter publishing site columns “Schedule Start Date” and “Schedule End Date” with the List Rollup Grid View web part.
• Filter menu options appear in English when using the German language XML configuration with the List Rollup Grid View web part
• Cannot export to Excel on a site which contains an apostrophe in the site name.
• When exporting items to Excel, an extra column called “ctx-menu” is added when Title “(linked to item with edit menu)” is included with the List Rollup Grid View web part.
• Error message “BindClassicDataForControl: Column “CheckedOutUserID” does not exist” displayed when rolling up a Survey List.
• Unable to create a List Rollup schema using the “Bamboo Aggregation Service” on a German language site.
• Presence indicator is not shown for People and Group columns when using List Rollup Grid View web part.
• Error message “SystemInvalidException: Specified Cast Is Not Valid ” is displayed when previewing a List Rollup schema or showing data on List Rollup Grid View web part from a data list that includes a “Scheduling End Date” site column.
• Cannot access list items clicking links in List Rollup Grid View web part when rolling up Bamboo Video Library lists.
• Adds support for Active Directory groups within SharePoint groups in List Rollup Grid View web part configuration.
• List Rollup Grid View web part displays the same description for different types of “Title” fields in some lists.

No New Known Issues

New Limitations:

• List Rollup Grid View web part: Cannot group People and Group columns (for example: “Assigned To”) if “Allow multiple selections” is enabled.

HW41J KPI Column for SharePoint 2013 Release 1.3.80.2013

Bug Fixes:
 
• Internal bug fixes to support SA08 Workflow Conductor R3.5 and SA12 PM Central R4.2
• When a Workflow Conductor Create Column widget is set to pause the workflow in case of an error, the column is not created as expected.
 
No New Limitations or Known Issues

HW69 Video Library for SharePoint 2007 Release 1.3.20

Bug Fixes:

• After upgrading from version 1.2 to 1.3, the schema.xml does not get updated to support YouTube video. When trying to play the YouTube flash videos, the videos are playing using Windows Media player instead of using the YouTube embedded player.
• If the video clip from a New Media File Link is a long video (long datetime, e.g. 24:10), then when the application parses from Datetime type to TimeSpan for the Duration column (TimeSpan – Initializes a new instance of the TimeSpan structure to a specified number of hours, minutes, and seconds.) the Timespan cannot be parsed. This results in the error “The TimeSpan could not be parsed because at least one of the hours, minutes, or seconds components is outside its valid range.”

No New Limitations or Known Issues

HW69 Video Library for SharePoint 2010 Release 2.0.105 

Bug Fixes:
 
• When attempt to play video or audio files from non-IE browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, Video Library pop-up window shows a blank page.
• When copying the video to another library using the “Send To > Other location”, the user receives the following error message in the log: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” even though the item is successfully copied.
• If the Bamboo Video Library is created after the Document ID Service feature has been activated, user encounters one of the following issues: the Document ID functionality does not work, the Document ID does not get created, and/or gets errors. Note: After installing this build, this issue does not occur with new video library. However, the issue exists with existing video libraries.
• When Video Library is connected to a File Share Library, users cannot play flash (.flv) files.
• If the video clip from a New Media File Link is a long video (long datetime, e.g. 24:10), then when the application parses from Datetime type to TimeSpan for the Duration column (TimeSpan – Initializes a new instance of the TimeSpan structure to a specified number of hours, minutes, and seconds.) the Timespan cannot be parsed. This results in the error “The TimeSpan could not be parsed because at least one of the hours, minutes, or seconds components is outside its valid range.”
• Video Library shows error: “Correlation ID…” when uploading media files with German language.
• Unable to copy/send an item from a Bamboo Video Library to another SharePoint library, which uses a different content type.

New Limitations:
 
• After migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and go to an existing video library, Bamboo Video Library shows a JavaScript error: “Errors on this webpage might cause it to work incorrectly and ’return’ statement outside of function”. This issue only happens for the first time accessing the video library. The workaround is to go to the home site and go back to the video library.
 
No new Known Issues

HW69 Video Library for SharePoint 2013 Release 20.0.115.2013 

Bug Fixes:

• When attempt to play video or audio files from non-IE browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, Video Library pop-up window shows a blank page.

No New Limitations or Known Issues

HW11A List Search Simple for SharePoint 2010 Release 2.2.30

Bug Fixes:
 
• List Simple Search requires input data for the Date field when searching using “Is Between” or “Is Near” operators.
• 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.

New Known Issues:

• When scrolling through the data of a specific column for selection from the search results, it takes a long time if the list contains 5000 items or more.
 
No New Limitations 

HW50 List Print for SharePoint 2010 Release 1.4.34

Bug Fixes:

• Fixed dispose SharePoint Web objects shown in SharePoint logs.

No New Known Issues or Limitations

 


kalyani nyalkalkar
wrote
re: This Week in Bamboo (January 19th, 2014 – January 25th, 2014)
on Fri, Dec 12 2014 3:33 AM

Hi team can you please help me with this bug.

ERROR:Create LIst LOcation:object reference not set to an instance of an object.

And we are using the below version

Bamboo.WorldClockAndWeather

Version: 1.0.0.0

File Version: 20.4.57.0

Bamboo.Logging

Version: 2.3.2.0

File Version: 2.3.2.1

Bamboo.WorldClockAndWeatherService

Version: 1.0.0.0

File Version: 2.4.2.0

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Weather images are © 2003 Stard

Please give me solution for this

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