We have an issue during Project import that’s causing a serious usability issue with our product. Our online product is called Office Timeline Online and is accessible here: https://online.officetimeline.com/app/
In the product, we have built a Project importer (https://online.officetimeline.com/app/#/new-from-import?fromLandingPage=true) that turns Project data into a timeline. We’ve run into a serious issue during the import process that makes the UX very confusing to end users, and it looks terrible.
Specifically, during import, we are unable to identify from the Aspose APIs if a column is visible or not.
When we pull column data from the .mpp file, we end up with at least 6 additional date columns and a few other % complete columns that are not visible in Microsoft Project. Even if the user never created these columns, they still get created and pulled.
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We need to be able to show only visible columns, not all repeat columns. In the attached zip file, I created a new Project file with a title, duration, start and end dates. When we import, we get a lot more than just those 4 columns. Simple Test Project.zip (26.8 KB)
Can you please help us figure out how to display only columns that are visible to the end user in Project?
You can use the online app to test this yourselves. It doesn’t require any payment or account.