Category: Business Intelligence

Yes, Part 3. This technique was published some time ago and as it gets further “field testing”, new conditions have come to light which require a revision of this technique. Assuming this is the last post on this topic, I need to figure out how to duplicate this logic in PowerBI. I consider this to […]

Data can be a wonderful thing. There are so many stories you can tell with the right data. These stories have the power to persuade and motivate positive changes in the organization. And so the marketing stories go on and on about the power of data. The question is, do you have the right data? […]

Scenario You have a report where the need is to show multiple values for a given custom field. For example, you have a multi-value Project custom field for Impacted Business Organizations. You want to see your values as a comma delimited list so that this can be used in an Excel pivot table or SSRS […]

These high level entity relationship diagrams were first published in the deck for my Project Conference Hands On Lab deck. I’ve had a number of requests for this information so here it is. These diagrams are based on the 2010 RDB but the 2013 RDB should not be materially different. For 2007 users, many of […]

At some point, you will be asked for information by Fiscal Year. The Fiscal calendar was set up in Project Server so it should be accessible for reporting, right? A fair number of companies have fiscal calendars which don’t exactly line up with the standard calendar which can cause some challenges. You could hard code […]

If you’ve ever attempted to include content from a Project multi-line text custom field or Issues multi-line fields in an Excel report, you will get a result that looks like this: <div><p>Vendor is having issues with deliveries to the East Coast.</p></div> At the 2012 Project Conference, I presented a SQL based solution that converts the […]

If you are planning to write reports over your Project Server data, you will need to know about the Reporting Database or RDB for short.   A Little History In Project Server 2003, all of the data was typically in one database.  Since this database was optimized to support Project Server transactions, reporting on that data […]

If you’ve ever been asked for information to support work you are doing or perhaps, to keep people informed of your efforts, you may have struggled with the process to define and deliver the information needed.  If you identify with this issue, this post will cover three key questions you should answer to help set […]