Custom fields in Microsoft Project for the Web!

Finally! Microsoft has introduced Custom fields for Project for the Web!

Let ma show you how they can be used! First, I will create a simple Project:


OK! Let says that I need next fields:

  • Task description
  • Task critical deadline
  • Task cost
  • Does Task has to be reviewed by Project Manager before it is considered done?

I will create them as follows. First I will chose to add new Field:


and then:

  • for Task description:


  • for Task critical deadline:




  • for Task cost:


  • for Does Task has to be reviewed by Project Manager before it is considered


Finally, I will get:


I will put some data, and I will get:


Do I have to mention that in Date type field I can only put Date, in Number type field only numbers, and so on?

Now! I know that I have comment for a Task already built in, so I do not need Task Description field. I can delete it:


and then:


As you can see, I can delete custom field, and I can rename it. But I can’t change it’s type (for example, from Text to Number and so on).

After I choose Dele field I will get:


and this field is gone.

Some useful tips:

  • Custom fields can be only Text, Date, Number and Yes/No type
  • Custom fields can be deleted, renamed, but their type cannot be changed
  • Custom field are only for Task (unlike in MS PROJECT Desktop or Online version in which I can create Custom fields for Tasks and Resources)
  • Finally, Custom fields are created per Project base. So, in my example, if I create new Project, and I want same custom fields, I should create them all over again.


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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