Task Filters in Microsoft Project for the Web


today I will show you how can you filter Tasks in the Microsoft Project for the Web, and on what can you apply filter.

As always, I will first create new Project:


If I look at the Timeline View, I will see:


Please, do not laugh, I am not good at construction, so if something seems ridiculous, it is because I’m IT guy, and I never built anything Smile.

In  Board View I did some modification, like this:


All tasks are in some column: Walls, Carpets, Air Conditions, Furniture, Roof, Milestones.

If I was building a skyscraper I will have thousands Tasks, and it might be difficult to go up and down to search some specific Task. BUT! I have a filter in a grid View:


Let’s say that I want to see all Milestones. In a filter I will write Milestone, and I will get:


So, now I have all Tasks from Milestones bucket.

Now I want to see all Tasks assigned to Ellen. In the same field I will type: Elle, and I will get:


So, now I have all Tasks assigned to Ellen.

And last, but not least, I want to see all Tasks which has The in its names (no matter if name Start with The, or not:


So, I have all Tasks with the word The!

To conclude, I can use Filter in Project for the Web for:

  • Task Names
  • Bucket Names
  • Resource Names

and no matter what I type I will get all Tasks within that criteria.

To show you that I will rename Milestone from Ground floor done, to Ellen done. Now if I put Elle in a filter I will get:


Now, according to Elle filter criteria, I have all Tasks, Buckets and Resource with the word Elle.



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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