NetOffice 2.6.0b2 – and a few report mods

NetOffice recently released the Beta 2 version of 2.6.0 – with some nice additions. Milestones are the most useful new feature, and could be the basis of some useful (although not yet written) reports.

Whilst on the subject of reports, my only real gripe with NetOffice (and similar products) is resource management. So I’ve modified a couple of their reports to make that job a little easier.

Completed Tasks with Times

The first report changes the existing Completed Tasks report to also include both Estimated Time and Actual Time for each task. Useful for checking how good your estimating is! Also good for keeping a bit of an eye on how each employee or sub contractor is going.

Download Zip File (2160 bytes)
Simply unzip this file and save over the top of the old one in the reports folder in your NetOffice installation.

Tasks with Estimated Times

With NetOffice’s inbuilt reporting, it’s not hard to see all the tasks you have allocated to someone. (Just choose their username, and then ‘open’ and ‘not started’ from the status.) This report displays the estimated time for each task instead of whether the task is published or not, which from my point of view is far more useful.

Download Zip File (3564 bytes)
Simply unzip this file and save over the top of the old one in the reports folder in your NetOffice installation.

A word of warning…

Both these reports overwrite existing NetOffice reports, so back them both up first just in case you don’t like what I’ve done. Both are tested with 2.6.0b2, I don’t know how they’ll work on other versions.

Cheers!

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5 thoughts on “NetOffice 2.6.0b2 – and a few report mods

  1. Thanks for the report changes. But for some reason I’m seeing the estimated hours but not the actual hours. Could you please let me know what I need to change to fix this?

    Thanks,
    Pete

  2. Oops….my bad….it works correctly. I though it would show the actual hours when you create a report not just in the custom report.

    Thanks again!

  3. No worries Pete, glad I could sort that out for you! 😉

    Seriously – I’m open to suggestions… Can you clarify what you were hoping/expecting the report to do?

  4. Hey Jason, I’m new to Netoffice and am having problems with sub-tasks. The documentation I’ve downloaded says these are supported, but I don’t see where or how to set them up.

    Thanks, Doug

  5. Doug,

    Sub-tasks aren’t supported in any of the 2.x versions as far as I’m aware. I believe they’re being planed for the 3 release though.

    In he meantime, customising your phases and creating tasks that belong to those phases is about as close as it gets. (You can customise your phases by editing the phase array in the lang-en.php file.)

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