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 .
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.