I’m trying to pull together a single custom report showing all the items that will be going through to the project board with estimated dates for when they will go through to them.
I have created the report with task headings, resource used (filtered to just the project board) and start dates. When I try and sort by start date it does not seem to sort the tasks in any sensible order (i.e. 2014 and 2015 board items remain listed apparently at random).
Can anyone give me any suggestions about why it might not be sorting properly? Just checked and it does the same when I try and sort by duration etc.
Matt, Have you installed SP1 and the latest cumulative update ? As a quick workaround, create a copy of the mpp file, open it and sort the tasks and then create the report without sorting in the report.
— Just in case, pls check the setting “Fiscal year starts in” on the Schedule tab of the Project Options dialog box. Is it January ?
— And also check the version information from the Account tab in Backstage (click File > Account | About Project). Let us see the whole version string (e.g. … 15.x.xxxx.xxxx SPx MSO …) to understand the update status of the product.
I’m having the same problem and have (I believe) the latest Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4727.1001 MSO 15.0.4727.1003, 32-bit). Does anyone know if Microsoft has acknowledged this as a defect (assuming it is in fact one)?
The latest updates to Project 2013 should be 15.0.4745.1000 – so you are missing a few updates. I cannot reproduce the error you note – a custom report sorted by duration or start or finish works fine.