I am using structure to create a template plan and copy the same plan for each of the project. I want to be able to see a view with only the highest level of the structure for each of the projects (like a portfolio view). How to achieve this?
Could be I misunderstand your requirement, but it seems to me that using Collapse All sub-items button (in the top-left corner of the Structure board, to the right of Add and Expand all buttons), should do the trick. This will hide all lower level items, still keeping them in the structure. Alternatively, you can use S-JQL Filter transformation, with only root in the S-JQL query. This removes sub-items from the structure while the transformation is active. If this is not what you want to see, could you please, describe the expected result in more details?
Thanks for the response. I have a two part problem. First regarding my original question. In the gadget, if I use S-JQL and choose root, it does not show the summation correctly. It only shows the hours for the top level task.
My second question is regarding portfolio management. What I have done is created a template structure for my projects (like a project plan). For each of my project, I will copy the template structure and rename it for the specific project. I want to be able to see all the structures (projects) I have created. How to do that. I see I can only choose one structure at a time?
For the first part of the problem: You are probably using generator (automation) rather than transformation. Generator filter effectively removes items from structure, so any summation will be lost. However, transformation is a temporary filter and can be used together with summary columns (if you do not choose "After filtering" option there). Here is a bit of documentation about using transformations.
In reply to the second question: You can create a "structure of structures" by using Automation+>Insert>Structure in a separate structure. Note that it quickly can become rather large, so I'd recommend accessing it sparingly only to reference your other structures.
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Thanks Egor. For the second one, what you suggested seems to do the trick. I will play around a little bit more. Thanks.
For the first item, "only showing hours for the top level task", I am not using automation or transformation (most likely I do not understand). What I am doing is, going to dashboard and adding structure gaget. In the settings for the gadget, I choose filter type as "S-JQL" and Query as "root". Is there some other way to show only the top (root) level and be able to see the summation?
The summation should work properly with gadget filter as well, as it is a type of transformation. Could you check, if your summary column has After filtering checkbox marked? If yes, uncheck it and summation should work.
Perhaps, you can show a screenshot of the problematic column's settings?
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