Project Task

Project Task Overview

The Project Task functionality enables the user to Filter, Analyse, View, Modify, and Create New from a complete list of Job Project tasks. As well as Tasks, the items also include Contracts, Milestones and Task Headers.

For example, for a construction Job Project, these tasks may include footings, geo-technical surveys or engineering reports. The user is able to assess how much is being spent on a particular type of task and how long it typically takes to complete.

While new tasks may be created here, SapphireOne recommends that the user creates new tasks from within the Job Project on the Planning/Quote Page. When creating a new task there, SapphireOne will automatically create a prefix based on the name of the header that it is created under.

All inquiry screens have the option to Customise the list of items that are displayed on page. The Custom Inquiry Option allows you to select the data fields that are displayed, and the order in which the columns of data are displayed across the screen. While a list of clients has been used to demonstrate this here, any type of inquiry may be customised within SapphireOne.

The list below is the Standard Inquiry list.

When the ‘Swap to Custom Inquiry‘ button in the lower left hand corner of the screen is selected SapphireOne will display the default Custom Screen as seen below. This Custom List screen gives the user user two main options when organising the order that the data is displayed:

  1. To add or remove the data field columns that are displayed on screen. To add or remove a column, go to the ‘Setup’ button in the bottom right corner of the screen. Within the Setup screen you can right click on the column lines and select from Delete, Move Left or Move Right. Further information on the Setup screen is documented below.
  2. To change the order in which the data field Columns are displayed. To change the order of the columns, go to the ‘Setup’ button in the bottom right corner of the screen. Within the Setup screen you can right click on the column lines and select from Delete, Move Left or Move Right. Further information on the Setup screen is documented below.

Once the user has customised the Custom Inquiry screen, the screen view will become unique to the user and each time the user logins they will be shown the same custom view. The user also has the option to select and save unlimited custom views. This can be done in the ‘Setup’ screen as documented below.

The Inquiry screen below is the initial Custom Inquiry screen which may be modified by the user.

Custom Inquiry Screen ‘Setup’ Function

To commence setting up your Customised List screen, select the Setup button as seen above. The Setup screen will be displayed as seen below.


From this screen the user is able to add and remove columns of data as required. Almost every field within the SapphireOne data tables is able to be included in the Custom List screen if the user is authorised.

There are a number of menu items across the top of the screen. These are as follows:

  • Reset to Default – Selecting this button will set the display back to default as determined by SapphireOne. When a new data field is selected SapphireOne will add it to the right hand side of the columns of data. You can then click on the field heading and drag it to wherever you want across the screen.
  • Show Related Record – You can also add related fields from other tables. Clicking on the checkbox at the top of the screen, allows you to choose a related record and a mini view of the related record for the chosen record will be displayed for the currently selected record. You will need to select the fields displayed.
  • Favourite Set – You can use this option at the top left of the screen to save a custom created screen for later use. For example, you can have a simplistic Inquiry screen for general use, and a more complex screen view when auditing certain information.

To create a new item select the New item icon on the main toolbar. SapphireOne will then display a screen which allows the user to select from the drop down menu Task, Contract, Milestone or a Task Header.

The creation of all of the items listed above is a two step process. The screen above must be immediately saved when completed and then reopened. Two fields have a yellow background to indicate that it is compulsory to fill them in order for the user to be allowed to save this item.

  • ID – SapphireOne will automatically enter a numerical ID.
  • Prefix – This data field is optional and may be entered or revised at any time.
  • Project – Enter the Job Project ID. This field is wild card (“@” or “?”) searchable, so the user may use the search function to find the Job Project ID that is required.
  • Type Drop Down Menu – Select the type of Task from Task, Contract, Milestone or a Task Header.

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