Ignore Title changes when refreshing data



When refreshing timelines imported from Microsoft Project, Excel, Jira, or Smartsheet, you might want to keep the current task and milestone titles you have on your timeline for presentation purposes, but still update dates or any other values that might have changed in your source file. In such cases, you can instruct Office Timeline to ignore all Title changes when refreshing your data. Here’s how it works:


  1. Click on the Settings in the upper-right corner of the Refresh window.


  2. From the Data refresh settings menu, check the box labeled "Ignore Title column changes".


  3. If any of your items’ titles are different in Project or Excel compared to your current timeline, our tool will ignore any such differences and keep the timeline version of said titles when refreshing your timeline.




If an item has only the title that’s different in your file compared to your timeline (all its other values are the same), its status will switch from Changed to Imported when choosing to ignore Title changes. Depending on what filters you have applied, that item might get hidden from view, but you can quickly make it visible again from the Status filters: