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You can now personalize your tasks with custom fields in Project for the web! Select the “New field” button under the Add column menu to get started.

 

Create up to ten new fields to help you keep track of important information specific to your projects and workflows. Choose from four types:

  • Track important deadlines with Date fields
  • Use Yes/No fields to flag tasks that need follow up
  • Use Number fields to manage details such as quantities
  • Take short notes about status with Text fields (tip: hold the Windows key and tap semi-colon to open the emoji picker to add the colored circles)

Filter tasks using the contents of fields. If you have limited screen real estate, manage the fields in the task details pane. Give them a try, and let us know what you think in our UserVoice forum.

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How to create custom fields

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Select the “Add column” button to see the “New field” option. This button will open the menu to create a new custom field.

 

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From here, select the type of custom field you would like to create.

 

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Give your field a name select ‘Create’ to create your new custom field.

 

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  Your new custom field will appear in your project and you can start using it.

 

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Like any other field, custom fields can be hidden from the Grid view. You can also use the column header to reach the edit pane where you can edit your fields.

 

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The Edit field dialog box allows you to rename or delete that field.

 

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Custom fields also have their own section in the task details pane. This is a great view if you have limited space on your screen.

 

Frequently asked questions

Q: How can I create the same custom fields on all my projects?

A: If you want to use the same set of custom fields in all your projects, you can create a template project, and then copy it. All your fields and values will be copied over. Take a look at our article on copying projects.

Q:  Can I create formulas in Project for the web?

A: Not today. We’d love to learn more about what kinds of things you’d use formulas for. Provide your feedback in our User Voice forum.

Q: Can I include these fields in PowerBI reports or in PowerApps built on Project for the web?

No. These fields are local to your projects.

Q: How many custom fields can I create in one project?

A: Each project can support up to 10 custom fields

 

Feedback!

Microsoft Project loves your feedback!

 

We monitor the comments on all blog posts, so please let us know what you think about this feature in the comments section below. Additionally, the feedback you provide through the “Feedback” button in the product plays a vital role in our product decisions. Please let us know what you think. We read every submission and try to respond as needed; be sure to provide an email address so we can reach out for further information.

 

The feedback you provide through UserVoice for Project for the web gives us new ideas on how to improve your experience with Project. Join an ongoing discussion, or start your own conversation. We love to read  what people think on making Project even better.

8 Comments
Occasional Visitor

Hi @Alexander Lahuerta 

 

Great new feature! I have a question - the pictures above show RAG colour dots and other icons. Could you please let us know how this can this be achieved? I've had a play around with the new fields and can't figure it out. 

 

Thanks!

Kathleen

Occasional Visitor

Hi @Alexander Lahuerta 

Very nice option!

Let's try it as soon as I can see on my version.

Regular Visitor

@ksheahan 

Those are HTML Emojis. You can just copy an emoji here (copy the icon directly, not de code) and paste it into a text column like so : 

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Occasional Visitor

It's a real shame that these are only Local Custom Fields, to that end I just voted for the following User Voice item:

https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/914203-project-for-the-web/suggestions/40321114-enterp...

Its great to see people trying these out!

@ksheahan, in Windows 10, pressing Win+, (comma) brings up the emoji picker. I use that to add the RAG icons.

@MLaukkanen1810 , thank you for voting on User Voice! It is an important source of feedback for us and every vote matters.

 

Occasional Contributor

Such a pity these are not CDS fields that we can report on and use to trigger flows.

Kinda makes a mockery of the 'Project for the Web is built on the Power Platform' line. 

Frequent Visitor

Custom fields which are not visible to PBI or Flow are very limited in its usefulness. Big disappointment.

New Contributor

This could have been great for P4TW users if these field at least rollup (to sum up costs or quantities), AND available in Power BI thru CDS. what a disapointment ! A feature is not a feature if there is no user case behind.