Reporting with Planner
Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.
We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!
The Planner Team
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Nope Noway commented
I cant fathom that Microsoft expects Planner to be a functional project planning tool when every stakeholder asks for a Gantt chart. No Gantt chart, no functionality.
Planner is really lacking some way of monitoring completed tasks. I really wish we could just see what tasks were completed during a date range.
Hi, I would need a statistic based on the requester of some activities and subject
A good example to look at this would be to look at the functionality that Jira has.
It can output the work load, the number of late tasks, it can tell you the activity of tasks (ie. are people actually utilizing and engaging on planner, or does it only get looked at once a month by the project manager).
We urgently need a Power BI connector to Planner. This a showstopper for us. We will not invest in 3rd party products.
I can't sell the boss on this product until they're able to get an overview of all of the team's projects.
Will C commented
Would really like this feature, a simple new filter for Completed that allows "today, last week, this month, and all time" filters would be perfect. Can even keep the same graph layouts that are there today.
This feature would be very useful for weekly reviews.
We have weekly meeting where we go through all things that were accomplished in previous period and review upcoming weeks tasks.
Right now all tasks that are marked complete will disappear from schedule view and it is not possible to look back to last week.
This task “Show completed tasks in Schedule (calendar) view” could also solve this case.
If you know how to code, this is the solution to create your own connector :/
This (used to?) is the steps for a developer to get OData access to the Graph API.
Is this information about permissions needed accurate?
It seems that connecting to MS Graph using PowerBI *used* to be possible in the past.
There's an API-request to fix this in OfficeDev at
Apparently, the permission needed in the current API is Group.Read.All which is an Admin privilige!
(Can be set using Graph Explorer)
I don't know the full implication of this, but it sounds very bad to delegate an Admin-permission to plain users just to make them able to use PowerBI with Planner :/
When looking around I noticed there actually is REST support for Planner through Graph (which works as Other - Web in PowerBI).
How ever, a plain user hasn't the permissions required when trying to connect through PowerBI (or Graph Explorer)
For further information on the subject, look at
There's a Power BI Reports Pack available for Office 365 Planner at Fluent Pro, why don't we have native support for Power BI in Planner?
Chris von Rabenau commented
I cannot agree more with this request. The reporting for Planner is so not ready for prime time.
Lisa Murmann commented
The ability to setup a "reporting view" in the planner with simple Gantt chart/roadmap/timeline and overall status / red/yellow/ green - and then you could export it and either put in a powerpoint of to pdf.
I imagine if you had the feature with "subtasks" you could have your major milestones as parent tasks with the subtask beneath so you should be able to filter in your report view only the Milestone tasks and get the overall status of those and perhaps display latest comment on the milestone tasks.
Joshua Rosenberg commented
Reporting is crucial for managers and while what you have already there is a good start, it barely scratches the surface. See the options Jira has for reporting and try to match it as much as possible.