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Displaying attributes of custom typeahead field in a Workfront report

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Employee

I have a typeahead custom field (of type 'Project') defined in one of my custom form; custom form is attached to Issues. Name of project is "Resource By" in example below.

 

I want to create an issue report and display description and owner of the attached project on that issue report. When I try that, I am able to only display name of project, but cannot display anything else. See attached screen shot.
 
Name: (this works fine)
valuefield=Resource By:name
textmode=true
valueformat=customReferenceObjectAsString
displayname=Resource Project Description
 
 
Description: (this does not work)
valuefield=Resource By:description
textmode=true
valueformat=customReferenceObjectAsString
displayname=Resource Project Description
 
I tried a lot of other combinations (using valueexpression and other), but nothing worked.
 
Is that possible to show attributes of custom typeahead field in a report?
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Employee Advisor

This should work for the description field, I tried it on my end and was able to pull it in. 

Let me know if you run into any issues! 

displayname=Requested By Project Description
textmode=true
valueexpression={DE:Resource By:description}
valueformat=HTML

 

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Community Advisor

I believe it's still not possible to show anything other than the ID and the name.

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Correct answer by
Employee Advisor

This should work for the description field, I tried it on my end and was able to pull it in. 

Let me know if you run into any issues! 

displayname=Requested By Project Description
textmode=true
valueexpression={DE:Resource By:description}
valueformat=HTML

 

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Employee

@NicholeVargas : This solves majority of my requirements, but I have one more requirement. Is it possible to show a custom field from that project? I have a custom field named "Engineering Manager". I tried following and it did not work.

 

displayname=Requested By Project Description
textmode=true
valueexpression={DE:Resource By:Engineering Manager}
valueformat=HTML

 

displayname=Requested By Project Description
textmode=true
valueexpression={DE:Resource By:DE:Engineering Manager}
valueformat=HTML

 

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Employee Advisor

Reporting on Typeahead fields in Workfront is fairly limited. You can pull in native fields using valueexpressions, but not custom fields, as far as I'm aware. I also connected with a few folks in Professional Services and they didn't think it was possible either. I have shared this feedback with the Workfront Product team for additional consideration as they are looking to improve reporting capabilities in the near future!