Saturday, March 05, 2011

Selecting a Single Basecamp Project

Build 1.0.72 of the IntelliIGantt Web Part for Basecamp has a new feature we hope 'power users' will appreciate: the ability to identify a single Basecamp project in the url string.

I was online with a customer who wanted to view a specific project, but we had to wait for all projects to load before we could select a single project. This doesn't sound too bad, until you consider they had 100 projects. Kudos to 37 Signals for handling so many with aplomb. Now it was our turn to step up to the plate.

We took a look at the url used after clicking on a project from the initial dashboard. It looked something like this:

We thought 'we can use that'. So, if you copy the same url and place it into the IntelliGantt Web Part for Basecamp like so:

The IntelliGantt Web Part will then match that project and show that single project in its view.

You can still access any of the other projects by clicking on the Explorer (pith helmet). This will show you all projects with the current, single project selected for you:

Select any of the other projects and they will appear in your current view as well.

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